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  • Farmers drilling deeper for water as drought drags on

    Farmers drilling deeper for water as drought drags on
    On a dusty clearing between a fallow wheat field and wilting orange groves, Steve Arthur's crew of two mud-splattered well drillers worked furiously to deliver a lifeline to another despondent farmer. Using a diesel-powered rig that rumbled like a...
  • 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,...
  • Beach lightning-strike survivors recall shock, sensation of jolt

    Beach lightning-strike survivors recall shock, sensation of jolt
    Two men who were struck by lightning at Venice Beach on Sunday described the sudden jolt they felt in the moments after a huge thunderclap. Stuart Archer was playing volleyball when the midafternoon thunderstorm quickly materialized. "We went about...
  • 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...
  • Air Force certifies SpaceX Falcon 9 flights

    Air Force certifies SpaceX Falcon 9 flights
    In a move that could shake up the spaceflight business, Hawthorne rocket company SpaceX has passed a key milestone toward its goal to launch the U.S. government's most sophisticated national security satellites. The upstart firm said Friday that the Air...
  • Hampton Roads, we have roll-out ...

    Hampton Roads, we have roll-out ...
    A Saturday liftoff? It looks promising as Orbital Sciences Corp. rolled out the Antares rocket and Cygnus space freighter to the launch pad at Wallops Island. It's an hourslong process that began in the wee hours Thursday, from the rocket barn - or...
  • An inspiring and insightful 'Underwater Dreams'

     An inspiring and insightful 'Underwater Dreams'
    With the debate over America's unresolved immigration policies at fever pitch these days, the inspiring documentary "Underwater Dreams" makes for quite the timely entry. Writer-producer-director Mary Mazzio neatly recounts how a group of Mexican-born...
  • 'Rebooted' satellite loses thruster capability

    'Rebooted' satellite loses thruster capability
    An ambitious plan to revive a forsaken NASA satellite and return it to Earth orbit ended in disappointment Wednesday when engineers conceded that a failure in the spacecraft's propulsion system made it impossible to fire thrusters and alter the probe's...
  • Antares rocket makes successful launch from Wallops Island

    Antares rocket makes successful launch from Wallops Island
    NASA fans got an eyeful Sunday as the Antares rocket successfully vaulted a cargo spacecraft toward the International Space Station. Orbital Science Corp.'s booster blasted off from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport on the Eastern Shore at 12:52 p.m....
  • Supermoon wows sky-watchers around the world

    Supermoon wows sky-watchers around the world
    A "supermoon" rose above cities from Los Angeles to London on Saturday night, the first of three times this year the full moon will orbit nearer the earth and appear unusually large and bright. The supermoon is technically known as a "perigee moon"...
  • 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....