| May 16, 2014
| 1:25 PM
What’s the secret to the kind of success that creates worldwide fame and brings in billions of dollars? “Work super hard!” Elon Musk told graduating seniors at USC.
What about entrepreneurial genius? An uncanny ability to ferret out...
| May 20, 2014
| 1:52 PM
The event: The Discovery Ball, benefiting the California Science Center Foundation, celebrated the West Coast premiere of “Pompeii: The Exhibition.” It was one of L.A.’s most elaborate black-tie bashes, raising nearly $1.2 million for...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 11:59 AM
It’s not the apocalypse. It just looks like that.
Every few weeks, bright streaks and colorful, rolling waves appear in the California sky. They can startle those unfamiliar with their source, spurring speculation of aliens or apocalyptic visions....
| Feb 13, 2014
| 6:10 PM
If you are a woman, Gloria Steinem is like an indispensable computer program, always running in the background of your life. You don’t always remember that she's there, but without her, your life would be constrained in ways you can hardly imagine....
| Mar 26, 2014
| 6:10 PM
About 150 employees at rocket engine maker Aerojet Rocketdyne in Canoga Park were told Wednesday that they would be laid off as part of a companywide reduction that the company says is related to last year's merger.
Aerojet Rocketdyne was created by the...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 5:36 PM
SACRAMENTO — Private space companies, such as SpaceX in Hawthorne, would get a local property tax break on launch vehicles, fuel, satellites and other gear under a bill approved overwhelmingly Thursday by the state Senate.
The proposal, AB 777...
| Apr 12, 2014
| 3:06 PM
Officials at NASA and SpaceX were working through the weekend to see whether they could still safely rocket a cargo capsule to the International Space Station on Monday, despite the failure of one of the backup computers in the system that helps dock...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 7:36 PM
A high-stakes battle is underway in Washington over launching the U.S. government's most sophisticated national security satellites.
Space entrepreneur Elon Musk is pitted against the nation's two largest weapons makers, Boeing Co. and Lockheed Martin...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Rebekah Sosland remembers the first time she saw the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity touch down on the Martian surface 10 years ago. She was 14, in the eighth grade in Fredericksburg, Texas, and watching the momentous event unfold on television as...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 2:10 PM
California’s bullet train is taking heat from all sides.
Last week, Republican Rep. Jeff Denham of Turlock introduced legislation to suspend federal funding for the high-speed rail line, amid concern that the project may not get the state and...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 11:28 AM
Orbital Science's Cygnus cargo craft finessed its first operational mission to the International Space Station.
The Cygnus commercial freighter launched from Wallops Island in January, berthed with the station and delivered nearly 3,000 pounds of food,...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 5:38 PM
Los Angeles billionaire Elon Musk, chief executive of Hawthorne rocket maker SpaceX, testified before Congress that the U.S. Air Force and other agencies are paying too high a price to launch its most valuable satellites into orbit.