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  • Cygnus launched from Wallops berths safely with the ISS

    Cygnus launched from Wallops berths safely with the ISS
    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....
  • Celebrate anniversary of first moon walk at Da Vinci's 'Space'

    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...
  • Fred Ordway dies at 87; scientist worked on '2001: A Space Odyssey'

    Fred Ordway dies at 87; scientist worked on '2001: A Space Odyssey'
    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-...
  • Downtown L.A. is now driest since rain records started in 1877

    Downtown L.A. is now driest since rain records started in 1877
    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...
  • Suddenly, the sun is eerily quiet: Where did the sunspots go?

    Suddenly, the sun is eerily quiet: Where did the sunspots go?
    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...
  • Celebrate the moon walk at Da Vinci Center

    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...
  • Astronauts recall moon landing on anniversary

    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,...
  • Florida's space agency launches new pitch for commercial rockets

    Florida's space agency launches new pitch for commercial rockets
    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 —...
  • Ten don't miss events for Musikfest's opening weekend

    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...
  • NASA's Mars 2020 rover gets tools to search for signs of past life

    NASA's Mars 2020 rover gets tools to search for signs of past life
    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...
  • Mars rover Opportunity breaks the off-world driving record

    Mars rover Opportunity breaks the off-world driving record
    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...