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As their numbers grow, centenarians get more company

Each Thursday, Dr. Walter Ehrlich can be found along busy 41st Street in Roland Park, surrounded by signs protesting excessive war and expressing concerns about climate change. The 100-year-old regularly talks with family on Skype, sends emails, and recently learned to use the Uber transportation...

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  • Gravitational waves: What you should know about this discovery

    Gravitational waves: What you should know about this discovery

    A century after Albert Einstein first suggested the existence of gravitational waves, the world of physics and astronomy was rocked Thursday when scientists announced they finally detected gravitational waves. Last September, an international team of astrophysicists used an exquisitely sensitive,...

  • Space school seeks U.S. location for education institute

    Space school seeks U.S. location for education institute

    If you ever thought the Space Coast needed another space school, you might soon get one. The International Space University has reached out to different regions across the country — including Central Florida — in an effort to establish a center for space entrepreneurship. With new space companies...

  • Blue Origin challenge: Be a startup in traditional world

    Blue Origin challenge: Be a startup in traditional world

    CAPE CANAVERAL -- The man who helped bring Blue Origin’s $200 million factory and launch site to Brevard County says one of the space company’s biggest challenges will be to integrate into a long-standing community. Scott Henderson, Blue Origin’s orbital launch site director, said the firm faces...

  • Launch to end nearly six-year program to replace satellites

    Launch to end nearly six-year program to replace satellites

    The last in a series of launches meant to replace aging GPS satellites will take off from Cape Canaveral on Friday, if the weather cooperates. The launch, which is scheduled for 8:38 a.m. Friday, will end a nearly six-year upgrade to a satellite group that affects consumers’ use of cellphones,...

  • Space plays a nice role in Florida's new marketing

    Space plays a nice role in Florida's new marketing

    A prominent image in a new marketing campaign for Florida features a glowing contrail from a rocket liftoff at Cape Canaveral. It’s certainly not the first time Florida has marketed its space industry, but it’s the first time in a few years – since the shuttle program wound down – that Florida...

  • Pictures: Red Huber's NASA and nature

    Pictures: Red Huber's NASA and nature

    Orlando Sentinel photographer Red Huber found the convergence of the natural world and NASA’s space shuttles many times during the 30-year span of the program. BUY THESE PHOTOS

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