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  • Mission to analyze hurricanes from above coming to quiet end

    Mission to analyze hurricanes from above coming to quiet end
    As a tropical cyclone churned the Atlantic Ocean this month, a drone watched from above, dropping a paper-towel-roll-sized set of sensors attached to a parachute through the clouds on a 20-minute, 10-mile journey. The instruments revealed dry air low in...
  • Who cares whether there was life on Mars? [Letter]

    Who cares whether there was life on Mars? [Letter]
    It was front page news when a NASA spacecraft entered Mars orbit recently to probe whether the planet had ever harbored life ("NASA mission enters Mars orbit to study where planet's atmosphere – and water – went," Sept. 21). We spent $671...
  • Wallops to launch a rocket next week -- maybe you'll see it

    Wallops to launch a rocket next week --  maybe you'll see it
    In the wee hours Wednesday, NASA Wallops Flight Facility plans to launch a Terrier-Lynx suborbital rocket for the U.S. Defense Department. Since it’s a Pentagon mission, the NASA Visitor Center on the Eastern Shore won’t be open for...
  • Orlando tech companies aim for smart-sensor breakthroughs

    Orlando tech companies aim for smart-sensor breakthroughs
    An optical-sensor camera captures a 3-D image of Blair Barbour's face, scanning every line and crease. It instantly cross-matches the image with a huge database and determines whether he is anxious or calm; happy or angry; a possible terrorist or a...
  • Governor wants clarity on state's liability in rocket disasters

    Governor wants clarity on state's liability in rocket disasters
    In the wake of last week's Antares rocket explosion at Wallops Island, Gov. Terry McAuliffe wants more clarity on the state's liability when such disasters occur at the state-owned launch pad. The unmanned Antares was boosting a commercial cargo...
  • Christopher Nolan injects his sci-fi with soul

    Christopher Nolan injects his sci-fi with soul
    Near the end of Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar," as this vast science fiction blockbuster-to-be neared its third hour, the floodgates burst: My chin quivered (check), tear ducts filled (check), cheeks grew warmer (check). And yup, I cried. Sneaking a...
  • The Week in Pictures | October 27 – November 2, 2014

     
    Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. A seven week manhunt cam to an end this week in Pennsylvania, where authorities finally captured survivalist Eric Frein, who authorities say killed a Pennsylvania state trooper in an ambush...
  • JPL's new parking garage marks a successful mission on Earth

    JPL's new parking garage marks a successful mission on Earth
    Officials from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory recently celebrated with local city officials and employees the completion of a five-story, 1,450-space parking structure that has been part of the facility's master plan for nearly 50 years. In a...
  • As many as half of all stars reside outside of galaxies, study finds

    As many as half of all stars reside outside of galaxies, study finds
    Even stars can get lost in space. Scientists who shot a rocket up beyond Earth’s atmosphere for a matter of minutes have made a remarkable discovery about the diffuse background light that permeates the universe: As many as half of all stars may...
  • NASA readies Orion for 'first step to Mars'

    NASA readies Orion for 'first step to Mars'
    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER — NASA is preparing to launch its next-generation, deep-space capsule Orion next month on its first spaceflight, a mission that a NASA administrator Thursday called "our first step in our journey to Mars." At a briefing,...
  • Initial probe of unmanned rocket explosion points to engines, exec says

    Initial probe of unmanned rocket explosion points to engines, exec says
    An initial investigation of last week's explosion of an unmanned rocket bound for the space station is pointing to a failure of the decades-old Russian engines used to launch it, Orbital Sciences Corp. executives said Wednesday. As a result, Orbital...