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  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • '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...
  • 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....
  • Weather pushes Antares rocket launch from Wallops to Sunday

    Weather pushes Antares rocket launch from Wallops to Sunday
    Orbital Sciences postponed the Antares rocket launch from Wallops Island to 12:52 p.m. Sunday, blaming bad weather Dulles-based Orbital said thunderstorms in the Wallops area have repeatedly disrupted its operating schedule, although the launch team has...
  • 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 Niño that had been predicted to bring some relief may not materialize.  According to the National Weather...
  • 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...