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  • Citizen scientists out of options to rescue old NASA satellite

    CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. (Reuters) - A valiant effort to put a defunct NASA science satellite back to work came to a disappointing end this week after the 36-year-old spacecraft's propulsion system failed, project organizers said. An ad hoc team of...
  • Bid to 'reboot' aging NASA satellite is scuttled as fuel system fails

    Bid to 'reboot' aging NASA satellite is scuttled as fuel system fails
    ISEE-3 will not be returning home after all. Authors of a plan to revive the forgotten NASA satellite and return it to Earth orbit conceded Wednesday that a failure in the spacecraft's propulsion system has made it impossible to change its flight path....
  • How much water does California have left?

    Southern California water managers are doing such a great job that you would hardly know we are in the midst of the worst drought since record-keeping began in the late 1800s. Our lush, well-watered landscapes look as healthy and inviting as ever. Our...
  • Buzz Aldrin makes the case for a one-way manned mission to Mars

    Buzz Aldrin makes the case for a one-way manned mission to Mars
    Buzz Aldrin, the moonwalking astronaut, keeps an office on the 10th floor of a stately condominium building in Westwood. Now 84, he considers himself a “global statesman for space” and expends his considerable vitality advocating for manned...
  • SunRail-car crashes, storks, and Armstrong: Letters

    SunRail-car crashes Another car is caught in a railroad crossing while traffic engineers continue to "educate" the public or try to change long-existing traffic patterns ("SunRail train runs into SUV — no one injured," June 28). What we are...
  • Air Power Park to honor women aviators

    Anyone who has spent time on Mercury Boulevard in Hampton has driven past the Air Power Park and Museum. It's near the intersection with LaSalle Avenue and you can't miss it. Just look for the various missiles and fighter jets on display. Those outdoor...
  • Goddard internships prepare students for careers in space

    Goddard internships prepare students for careers in space
    — Christen McWithey is sitting in front of a 3-D printer the size of a microwave, figuring out how to turn computer graphics into model satellites and telescopes to support a NASA mission. Christen McWithey is 19 years old. McWithey, who just...
  • Buzz Aldrin talks Mars, aliens, Sandra Bullock on Reddit

    Buzz Aldrin talks Mars, aliens, Sandra Bullock on Reddit
    Buzz Aldrin, the second human to walk on the moon, took to Reddit on Tuesday to promote the 45th anniversary of the July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 moon landing. Calling himself a "global space statesman," Aldrin answered questions about colonizing Mars,...
  • Mechanical 'hiccups' complicate satellite reboot mission

    Mechanical 'hiccups' complicate satellite reboot mission
    Is NASA's forsaken ISEE-3 satellite finally headed home? On Tuesday a private team of engineers initiated a series of propulsive bursts intended to return the aging spacecraft to Earth orbit. However, several mechanical "hiccups" occurred that prevented...
  • NASA Shot Into Deep Space Silly

    I am amazed by the debut of NASA's latest display of insanity: a space craft for deep space. It looks about the size of a small walk-in freezer. They don't know where yet they are going to send man into "unknown worlds," but the nearest exoplanet that may...
  • Friend describes Neil Armstrong's life, moon flight

    Friend describes Neil Armstrong's life, moon flight
    Who was Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon? He had a dry sense of humor, took forever to make a decision, was a stickler for accuracy and considered "The Right Stuff," Tom Wolfe's take on the early space program, to be terrible history....