| Jan 12, 2014
| 1:30 PM
The '60s were an heady time for space exploration. President John F. Kennedy fired the starter's pistol in the space race with a rousing speech about America's manifest space destiny:
"We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things,...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 7:10 PM
Thousands of bills are introduced in a congressional session, but only a fraction become law. Even without that success, they call attention to their causes — or their sponsors. Here are a few of the eclectic measures awaiting action in Congress....
| Mar 28, 2014
| 4:20 PM
MUMBAI, India — Darren Aronofsky may be a household name in Hollywood, where his last two films were critically acclaimed hits. But to the young Indian artists laboring on the director's newest project — the Biblical epic "Noah" — he was...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 6:00 AM
"It's time to get going again."
With these words, host and astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson kicks off the new documentary series, "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey." Premiering on Fox, the National Geographic Channel and eight other affiliated networks...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 12:30 PM
FilmNation Entertainment has tapped 'The Help" director Tate Taylor to helm "In the Event of a Moon Disaster."
FilmNation, which is producing and handling international sales, announced that Taylor will also come aboard to produce with his production...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Bob Thompson fondly remembers when Downey was buzzing with pride and payrolls as a major hub for work on the Apollo space program and the construction site for six space shuttles.
"Since the beginning of time, we had all these world leaders who looked...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 1:03 PM
Oh gosh, it turns out that old Walt was right: It is a small world after all. Or at least it is to NASA’s Curiosity rover, which snapped a picture of Earth and the moon, looming bright but tiny in the night sky, from the surface of Mars recently....
| May 26, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Every great ad is a story. Ain't that the truth.
SPOILER ALERT: Stop reading if you haven't seen the "Mad Men" season 7-A finale, "Waterloo."
We close this first half of the final season on a surprisingly hopeful note for our heroes. The mood seems to...
| May 23, 2014
| 7:31 AM
Hampton Roads — and the Peninsula in particular — boasts an array of world-class research facilities. Here are some notables:
NASA Langley Research Center
The center in Hampton was founded in 1917 as the nation's first civilian aeronautics...
| May 7, 2014
| 1:53 PM
William H. "Bill" Dana, the famed NASA test pilot who helped usher in the space age in the 1960s by routinely flying rocket planes to new supersonic speeds and stratospheric heights, has died. He was 83.
Dana was a square-jawed aviator during an age...
| May 7, 2014
| 8:35 PM
The black sky enveloped NASA test pilot Bill Dana as his X-15 rocket plane stopped climbing at 306,900 feet and began teetering back toward the small brown stretch of Mojave Desert more than 58 miles below.
"The horizon appeared as a ring of bright blue...