| 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...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 2:04 PM
It's called the Deep Space Network, and for the last 50 years it's provided two-way communications between earthbound mission controllers and most every spacecraft that's traveled to the moon or beyond.
Its motto: "Don't leave Earth without us."
| 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...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 11:44 AM
BEIJING--In hopes of ensuring that the next man on the moon is Chinese, Beijing launched a rocket carrying a buggy-like vehicle that is expected to roam and explore the moon's surface for three months.
The Long March rocket lifted off from the Xichang...
| 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...
| Nov 29, 2013
A From the Archive photo gallery of previous Hollywood Christmas Parade images....
| Jun 5, 2014
From being able to touch one of only 34 Mars meteorites in the world to climbing into a sleeping berth in a future Lunar Base Camp, families can immerse themselves in space exploration from the surprisingly insightful speculations of early science fiction...
| Aug 28, 2012
The front page of Sunday's Times featured a large profile of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney as a preview to the GOP National Convention, which was to begin Monday. A similar profile of President Obama is scheduled for this coming......