| Jul 16, 2014
| 8:44 AM
The Cygnus cargo spacecraft that Orbital Sciences Corp. launched Sunday from Wallops Island berthed safely at the International Space Station early Wednesday, NASA said.
The Cygnus arrived on schedule on its Orb-2 mission and was grappled at 6:36 a.m....
| Jul 16, 2014
| 7:31 PM
On Sunday, it will be 45 years since astronaut Neil Armstrong first stepped on the surface of the moon, and Da Vinci Science Center is celebrating the anniversary with visits by two former astronauts, video of the original moon landing and other special...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 9:40 PM
The pulp science-fiction magazine was left by a maid in his family's posh upper eastside apartment.
Fred Ordway picked it up, and knew from that moment what he would grow up to be.
Ordway, 87, who died July 1 in Huntsville, Ala., devoured science-...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 10:10 AM
Rainy seasons over the last two years were the driest in downtown Los Angeles since record-keeping began in 1877, and forecasters now say the El Niņo that had been predicted to bring some relief may not materialize.
According to the National Weather...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 4:20 PM
Our sun has gone quiet. Almost too quiet.
A few weeks ago it was teeming with sunspots, as you would expect since we are supposed to be in the middle of solar maximum -- the time in the sun's 11-year cycle when it is the most active.
But now, there is...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 3:26 PM
Meet astronauts, learn about space travel and watch news footage from the 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing in an event at the Da Vinci Center Sunday, July 20, that celebrates Neil Armstrong's walk on the moon.
The event is in conjunction with the Allentown...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 8:13 PM
Lehigh Valley's very own astronaut, Lt. Col. Terry Hart, was on hand at the Da Vinci Center in Allentown Sunday afternoon to help celebrate the 45th anniversary of the first moon landing.
Hart, a Lehigh University engineering professor and alumnus,...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 10:51 AM
In the war between the states for the emerging commercial-rocket-launch industry, Florida is scrambling to regain momentum after a key rival — Texas — has all but secured victory in a major battle.
At stake are hundreds of jobs —...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 8:19 PM
Musikfest starts Friday in Bethlehem with its 500 performances, dozens of crafters and artisans and food from around the world. America's biggest free music festival, running through Aug. 10, can be a challenge to navigate. So here's some more first...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 4:38 PM
It’s official: The Mars 2020 rover’s instruments have been chosen, and they include a super-laser and stereo vision!
This successor to NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity may have the same skeleton as its predecessor, but its suite of...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 6:06 PM
Opportunity, the little rover that could, has broken a 41-year-old driving distance record that’s out of this world. The decade-old NASA Mars rover has crossed the 25-mile mark, surpassing the 24.2-mile record held by the Russian moon rover Lunokhod...