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  • Hennessey Performance Venom GT screams to a record 270 mph: Watch

    Hennessey Performance Venom GT screams to a record 270 mph: Watch
    The Hennessey Performance Venom GT barreled down the space shuttle landing runway at Kennedy Space Center recently, blazing a speed record -- faster than previous record-setting supercars and faster than the space shuttle when it touches down. The Venom...
  • Taking the Kids -- to L.A. museums

    Taking the Kids -- to L.A. museums
    Meet megamouth. He's the world's rarest shark. Maybe your kids would rather reach out and touch tires that flew in space on the space shuttle Endeavour. The artists in your family can create their own masterpieces while young scientists can watch...
  • Downey space museum is struggling to survive

    Downey space museum is struggling to survive
    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...
  • NASA's week of tragedy: Apollo 1, Challenger and Columbia remembered

    NASA's week of tragedy: Apollo 1, Challenger and Columbia remembered
    It was early evening on Jan. 27, 1967 when tragedy first struck NASA. The three astronauts set to be the first manned mission of the Apollo lunar landing program were testing ahead of their planned February launch when fire broke at 6:31 p.m. during a...
  • Remembering NASA's fallen astronauts

    Remembering NASA's fallen astronauts
    Saturday marked 11 years since space shuttle Columbia and seven astronauts were lost during re-entry to the Earth’s atmosphere while heading towards a touchdown at the Kennedy Space Center Landing Facility. The anniversaries of the Apollo 1 fire and...
  • Theme parks brought birds, bots and big deals in 2013

    Theme parks brought birds, bots and big deals in 2013
    The year has been dotted with theme-park grand openings and announcements. Here are seven new attractions expected to have staying power. Thinking big You've seen space shuttles, but you've never seen one in the way that Kennedy Space Center Visitor...
  • China's moon landing is part of a new space race by emerging nations

    China watched this month as the nation's first lunar rover rolled across the moon's surface. It was a moment of national pride when images of the six-wheel rover, dubbed Jade Rabbit, were transmitted live back to Earth, showing the red and gold...
  • The Challenger Disaster movie on Science Channel Nov. 16

     
    The Challenger Disaster movie on Science Channel: Science Channel’s first dramatic feature dramatizes the inquiry into the cause of the 1986 space shuttle Challenger explosion through the eyes of Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman...
  • Review: Dogged pursuit of tragedy's truth in 'Challenger Disaster'

    Getting a dual American premiere Saturday, via Discovery and Science Channel, "The Challenger Disaster" is a BBC-made TV movie about physicist Richard Feynman (William Hurt) and the investigation into the causes of the 1986 space shuttle explosion. It...
  • Space shuttle rainbow moment is still special

    Space shuttle rainbow moment is still special
    Space shuttle Endeavour was posed on the launch pad on December 4, 1998 when a spectacular rainbow appeared. It’s one of my very favorite space shuttle images I’ve captured covering the space shuttle program.  Being at the right place and...
  • Mysterious space plane spent a year orbiting Earth on secret mission

    Mysterious space plane spent a year orbiting Earth on secret mission
    A year after the Air Force blasted it into orbit, an experimental space drone continues to circle the Earth. Its mission and hush-hush payload, however, remain a mystery. The X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle, which looks like a miniature unmanned version of...