| Dec 5, 2014
| 1:27 PM
A U.S. spaceship designed to one day fly astronauts to Mars made a near-bullseye splashdown in the Pacific Ocean on Friday, wrapping up a flawless, unmanned debut test flight around Earth.
The Orion capsule blasted off aboard a Delta 4 Heavy rocket, the...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 10:37 AM
South Florida's Heico Corp. supplied electronics products for NASA's Orion program, which sent a craft into space and recovered it at sea Friday as planned.
Heico said its 3D Plus subsidiary supplied "a radiation-hardened and space-qualified 32 gigabyte...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 7:33 AM
The NASA portion of the budget bill that Congress is trying to approve this week shows a lot of love for the Orion spacecraft that NASA just launched last week and for the Space Launch System rocket being developed, yet not so much for the space station...
| Nov 22, 2014
| 2:16 PM
Few endeavors embrace the disciplines of both science and art as vividly as astrophotography. While astronomical subjects such as the moon, stars, and of course the sun, have inspired artists for centuries, unprecedented advances in photographic...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 7:08 AM
Here are your stories for Tuesday: news about the theme parks and new rides; Jameis Winston conduct hearing; bears cubs killed; and more.
1. There could be many changes planned for Disney's Hollywood Studios. The park lacks a strong identity and many...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 9:00 PM
The contrast was as unmistakable as a solar eclipse. This week, as NASA unveiled Orion, its next manned space capsule, news was still fresh from two accidents last week involving private spaceships.
The timing might have left critics who think space...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 3:05 AM
Double, double toil and trouble, get free gas cards at Publix on the bubble. In the cauldron boil and bake, get free Krispy Kremes or IHOP Scary Face Pancakes for the take, with a costume of course.
Everyone can snag $3 "Booritos" at Chipotle, $3...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 6:43 AM
Five things for you today in Central Florida: introducing the Orlando Sentinel's new publisher; Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts has its grand opening; giant shower curtain in Altamonte; and more.
1. The Orlando Sentinel has a new publisher:...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Kennedy Space Center is relatively quiet these days, but there’s a rebirth taking shape in the historic buildings and grounds.
On a recent tour, I was able to see ongoing work to retool large areas of the complex for a new era of space flight. I...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 12:45 PM
You have built a multibillion-dollar spaceship that will one day take humans to asteroids and Mars. You have big plans to send it up 3,600 miles into orbit, or about 15 times farther than the International Space Station. Now comes the hard part:...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 3:20 AM
It's time for another fabulous freebie free-for-all!
My roundup of deals include a free appetizer or dessert at Red Lobster, $10 off and $10 in bonus cash at JC Penney, a bushel of free samples and free shipping at Target.com and $50 spa treatments. ...