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  • La Cañada History: Skateboard ramp comes in handy for a dip in the pool

    La Cañada History: Skateboard ramp comes in handy for a dip in the pool
    Ten Years Ago A $264-million NASA mission to bring back samples of solar wind to analyze for clues to the origin of our solar system came to an end in Utah when the JPL-managed Genesis spacecraft’s sample return capsule crashed at an estimated 193...
  • Waterbury's Favorite Astronaut Lands Back Home

    WATERBURY — It isn't often that travel photos spark crowd questions like "How much math do you need to know?" and "What happens if you spill something?" But such queries are expected when you are a space-walking astronaut back in your hometown,...
  • NASA prepares Orion capsule for debut deep-space test flight

    CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. (Reuters) - A NASA spacecraft designed to one day fly astronauts to Mars rolled out of its processing hangar at the U.S. space agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Thursday to be prepared for a debut test flight in December....
  • Sun throws 2 CMEs toward Earth; GPS could be affected, but you're fine

    Sun throws 2 CMEs toward Earth; GPS could be affected, but you're fine
    The sun is throwing stuff at us again. A sunspot erupted Wednesday morning with a large, X-class solar flare that caused a wave of plasma called a Coronal Mass Ejection to shoot off the sun and come zooming toward Earth at the speed of 800 to 900...
  • At last! NASA's Mars rover Curiosity finally arrives at Mt. Sharp

    At last! NASA's Mars rover Curiosity finally arrives at Mt. Sharp
    They’re here! After wandering in the Martian desert for 25 months, NASA’s Curiosity rover has finally arrived at its promised land: the base of Mt. Sharp, the 3-mile-high mound in in the middle of Gale Crater. The arrival marks the beginning...
  • Google to test cars without a driver

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. Google plans to begin testing its new prototype of a self-driving car which, unlike earlier models, doesn't require a back-up driver at NASA's Ames Research Center, just a few miles from the tech company's headquarters, space...
  • Global Hawks wrapping up 3-year mission at NASA's Wallops

    Global Hawks wrapping up 3-year mission at NASA's Wallops
    The working life of the big Global Hawk drone aircraft is spent skimming the tops of hurricanes, soaring at 60,000 feet through the untroubled stratosphere for hours and hours on end, eyeing the maelstrom just below. "Just steamin' and dreamin'," said...
  • University of Maryland opens drone test site

    University of Maryland opens drone test site
    University of Maryland officials on Tuesday announced the launch of a new test site to study how drones may coexist with jets, helicopters and other air traffic in U.S. airspace. The long-planned site is to be based near Naval Air Station Patuxent River...
  • 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...
  • Special Report: As seas rise, a slow-motion disaster gnaws at U.S. shores

    WALLOPS ISLAND Virginia (Reuters) - Missions flown from the NASA base here have documented some of the most dramatic evidence of a warming planet over the past 20 years: the melting of polar ice, a force contributing to a global rise in ocean levels. The...