| May 31, 2012
| 8:00 PM
The Caltech astronomer responsible for demoting Pluto to a dwarf planet has been awarded for his efforts.
Mike Brown shares the 2012 Kavli Prize in Astrophysics with UCLA’s David Jewitt and MIT’s Jane Liu for understanding the history of our...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 10:24 AM
NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) captured this image of one of our neighbors, the Messier 33 galaxy.
Nicknamed the Triangulum galaxy, it is the third largest member in the Local Group, a community of 30 galaxies. It's only three...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 5:14 PM
A lot of energy has recently been spent on debating the merit of building a train station in the small town of Rockwood. Some claim the station will be economically wise, adding a much-needed commuter station to the small community; others claim that...
| Jun 15, 2012
| 12:15 PM
SpaceX founder Elon Musk failed three times before successfully sending a commercial spacecraft to the International Space Station last month.
The former chief executive of Paypal hadn't built anything physical besides model rockets as a child. On...
| Jun 23, 2012
| 9:37 AM
NASA led the way for Americans in space, but now the U.S. space agency is actively encouraging companies to take over primary responsibility for getting in and out of Earth's orbit. Last month, a capsule built and operated by SpaceX completed a nine-day...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 1:14 PM
Bill Gates has been the richest person in the country for an entire generation, cinching the top spot on Forbes’ list of the 400 wealthiest Americans for the 19th consecutive year.
That’s what a net worth of $66 billion will do for a guy....
| Jul 17, 2012
| 1:56 PM
SpaceX, the Hawthorne-based company that successfully sent a capsule to the International Space Station in May, is ready for its next mission.
NASA announced this week that it has selected Space Exploration Technologies for the $82-million launch of...
| Jul 29, 2012
While Jet Propulsion Laboratory engineers bring the rover Curiosity to the surface of Mars next week, many of the leading authorities on the Red Planet will be celebrating with the public six miles away.
The Planetary Society, a Pasadena-based nonprofit,...
| Aug 3, 2012
| 8:29 AM
Now that NASA has mothballed its fleet of space shuttles, the space agency needs a new ride to the International Space Station.
On Friday, NASA handed out $1.1 billion to three companies to privately develop rockets and spacecraft for what could be the...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 8:35 AM
Some of the celebration surrounding the Mars Science Laboratory's successful landing Sunday night on the Red Planet had a political tone.
The touchdown of the over-budget $2.5-billion Mars rover mission comes as tax dollars for planetary exploration...
| May 20, 2012
| 5:44 AM
It's not a trip to the moon. It's not even manned spaceflight. But it is a rocket launch from Cape Canaveral, and it's not insignificant. So if you want a front-row seat to witness one giant leap for private business, then you'll want to make your way...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 2:16 PM
Lyndon Rive, founder and CEO of SolarCity Corp., was at the company's brand new Rocky Hill office just after 4 p.m. Thursday when Ed Steins, his Northeast regional vice president, read aloud the closing price of the company's shares on its first day of...