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  • Space countdown shouldn't count Florida out

    Space countdown shouldn't count Florida out
    Two statements of regret that Space Florida issued back-to-back last month are dispiriting for the private space industry and for Florida's future role in it. The first statement said, "We regret the loss of the Orbital launch vehicle and payload from...
  • After Orion launch, big steps lie ahead for Mars trip, NASA says

    After Orion launch, big steps lie ahead for Mars trip, NASA says
    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER — If creating the new Orion space capsule or developing a new deep-space rocket are complex and critical breakthroughs, NASA's remaining challenges to send humans to Mars are no less daunting, officials said Tuesday. NASA's...
  • A contest to build high-flying airships? NASA's thinking about it

    A contest to build high-flying airships? NASA's thinking about it
    NASA has put telescopes on mountains and telescopes in space – but what about a telescope on a high-flying blimp? Scientists at the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory are designing a possible contest that could foster the building of...
  • NASA Langley readies for historic Orion space mission

    NASA Langley readies for historic Orion space mission
    Rick Thompson at NASA Langley Research Center has worked for years to help develop the sophisticated Orion crew capsule meant to carry American astronauts back into space from U.S. soil. The crew vehicle is scheduled to launch at last early Thursday...
  • Celebrating the divine Angie Dickinson ... rethinking 'Interstellar'

    "IN AMERICA, sex is an obsession; in other parts of the world it's a fact," said the obsessively factual Marlene Dietrich. SO, what with the chilly month of December here, I thought we'd think upon the lovely Angie Dickinson. I was reminded of the...
  • New Horizons mission nearing Pluto after nine years in space

    New Horizons mission nearing Pluto after nine years in space
    It took the spacecraft New Horizons, hurtling from Earth faster than any mission before it, a matter of hours to pass the moon's orbit and a year to reach Jupiter's gravity. Nine years into its journey, it's finally approaching its destination: Pluto....
  • 2014 Atlantic hurricane season started with a sizzle, ends with a fizzle

    2014 Atlantic hurricane season started with a sizzle, ends with a fizzle
    Just as forecasters predicted, the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season, which ends Sunday, was a bit of a yawn. Hampton Roads, in particular, was spared the high winds, flooding and property damage that hurricanes can inflict — despite an unusually...
  • ISAAC robotic system gets ready to work at NASA Langley

    ISAAC robotic system gets ready to work at NASA Langley
    To describe their high-tech ambitions for the big, white $3 million robot still being installed at NASA Langley Research Center, project engineers turn to balloons, cotton string and Elmer's glue. Specifically, to a popular science project for...
  • Kennedy Space Center launches holiday celebration

    Kennedy Space Center launches holiday celebration
    The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex has begun its holiday celebration, which will intensify with additional elements as the season progresses. As of today, the Brevard County attraction is decked out in holiday decor, including a 41-foot...
  • UF converts human waste to rocket fuel

    The University of Florida has developed a new source of fuel that's cheap and will never run out – human waste. Researchers developed a process to convert waste into rocket fuel at the request of NASA. But it may also turn up on earth, Pratap...
  • After a decade, Philae hits its mark -- and we all gain

    Watching the live feed from the European Space Agency has been a bit like being the wallflower at a cocktail party. Lots of chatter of varying intensity (snippets of German through the speakers), people milling about, folks popping up here and there...