| Oct 6, 2013
| 9:10 AM
"Gravity" took flight at light speed this weekend, soaring past industry expectations as it rocketed to No. 1 at the box office.
Alfonso Cuarón's 3-D space drama launched with a robust $55.6 million, according to an estimate from distributor Warner...
| Oct 6, 2013
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — I was inept at moonwalking. My rocket was a dud. And I crashed the space shuttle.
Fortunately, I was just an astronaut wannabe and not the real deal. But it's as close as this middle-aged space geek is going to get. That...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 8:19 AM
Former astronaut C. Gordon Fullerton, a NASA veteran of nearly 40 years, died Wednesday. He was 76.
Fullerton, who lived in a care facility in Lancaster, Calif., had been in declining health since suffering a stroke in 2009.
The former Air Force...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 8:55 PM
C. Gordon Fullerton waited years for his chance to go into space but less than six minutes after the space shuttle Challenger took off in 1985, he was starting to rethink it.
One of the Challenger's three main engines suddenly shut down and Fullerton,...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 7:15 AM
Travelers who go to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida next week will have an opportunity to watch a night launch of a Delta 4 rocket near the Cape Canaveral site.
Those who buy tickets to visit the center Aug. 7 can stick around for...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 4:22 PM
When “The X-Men” debuted 50 years ago, it was part of a wave of Marvel Comics spearheaded by writer/editor Stan […]...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 6:30 AM
At a hearing of the presidential commission investigating the 1986 space shuttle Challenger disaster, Richard Feynman conducted an experiment of sorts in the media-packed room. The Caltech physicist and Nobel laureate clamped material from a shuttle O-...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 12:02 PM
A correction has been added to this post. See below for details. The X-Men’s 50th anniversary arrives in the inimitable […]...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 10:20 AM
A time capsule filled with items related to NASA's shuttle program will be sealed within a wall of the space shuttle Atlantis at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex on Monday, Sept. 9.
A ceremony, set for 10 a.m., will be held inside the new...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 10:46 AM
Bruce C. Murray, a planetary astronomer who joined the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in 1960 and went on to lead the lab 16 years later, died early Thursday at his home in Oceanside.
The cause of death was complications of Alzheimer’s disease,...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 7:54 PM
Robert S. Kraemer, NASA's former director of planetary exploration who was also an expert in rocket engines, died Aug. 20 at an assisted living home in Catonsville, Md., of complications from a fall, his family said. He was 84.
Kraemer joined NASA in...