| Jan 5, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The gig: Wanda M. Austin, 59, is the president and chief executive of Aerospace Corp., an El Segundo brain trust for the Pentagon's space program. Although not well known outside defense circles, it is regarded as one of the nation's most important...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 1:07 PM
Elon Musk, who heads electric-car company Tesla Motors, has shelled out $6.75 million on the former Gene Wilder estate in Bel-Air, property records show. That's a lot of clams for a cracked driveway.
[Updated 10:59 a.m. PST Nov. 5: The sellers are...
| 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.
| Mar 9, 2014
| 7:00 PM
SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers for years have been battling ravenous metal thieves, who pull copper wires out of street lights, grab rebar from construction sites, and steal pumps and other costly equipment from farmers' fields.
| Mar 13, 2014
| 10:17 AM
From the outside, room 604 looks like any other classroom on the La Caņada High School campus. But inside, the former wood shop room is a bustling workshop filled with wires, gadgets, computers and all the necessary ingredients required to animate a...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 7:07 PM
China watched this month as the nation's first lunar rover rolled across the moon's surface.
It was a moment of national pride when images of the six-wheel rover, dubbed Jade Rabbit, were transmitted live back to Earth, showing the red and gold...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 11:47 AM
The SpaceX launch from Cape Canaveral has a lot riding on it -- and not just the Thai broadcasting satellite it's carrying into orbit, says Florida Today.
The California-based space transportation company hopes a successful launch at 5:06 p.m. of an...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Historic Old Pasadena, a restored section of the city's downtown bustling with shops and restaurants, is getting more high-tech.
Three older buildings at a busy intersection on Raymond Avenue will be transformed into a hub for budding technology firms...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 12:16 PM
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has announced the Art + Technology Lab, which will provide grants and lab space to artists who want to experiment with new technologies.
LACMA said the new program and lab space would encourage innovative ideas and...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 1:19 PM
NASA’s extraterrestrial smartphone has phoned home.
The 4-inch-square satellite, PhoneSat 2.4, which uses an off-the-shelf Samsung Nexus S phone running Google’s Android operating system, transmitted data back to its Santa Clara University...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Tennis legend Pete Sampras and his wife, actress Bridgette Wilson-Sampras, have quietly sold their Lake Sherwood-area compound near Thousand Oaks in an off-market deal. The purchase price was not disclosed.
The hilltop estate had been listed at $19.95...