| Sep 5, 2013
| 10:20 AM
A time capsule filled with items related to NASA's shuttle program will be sealed within a wall of the space shuttle Atlantis at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex on Monday, Sept. 9.
A ceremony, set for 10 a.m., will be held inside the new...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 10:46 AM
Bruce C. Murray, a planetary astronomer who joined the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in 1960 and went on to lead the lab 16 years later, died early Thursday at his home in Oceanside.
The cause of death was complications of Alzheimer’s disease,...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 7:54 PM
Robert S. Kraemer, NASA's former director of planetary exploration who was also an expert in rocket engines, died Aug. 20 at an assisted living home in Catonsville, Md., of complications from a fall, his family said. He was 84.
Kraemer joined NASA in...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 5:41 AM
Atlantis is ready for its close-up.
The orbiter that made the final flight of NASA's shuttle program now is in a new $100-million home created for it at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. The 90,000-square foot attraction — called Space...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 2:20 PM
More than 40 astronauts greeted hundreds of guests to the grand opening of the $100 million Space Shuttle Atlantis attraction at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex on Saturday morning.
The opening ceremony took place in the shadow of a replica of the...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 6:26 AM
There is just a handful of special events at Orlando-area theme parks and attractions this week, but they're pretty meaty.
+ The grand opening of the Space Shuttle Atlantis exhibit at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is Saturday. The centerpiece...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 11:23 AM
It’s been almost two years since Shuttle Atlantis, OV-104 launched and landed at Cape Canaveral, Florida. I remember the thunder roar of its engines as it blasted off into the heavens one last time and the twin sonic booms as it glided in for a...
| Dec 25, 2012
| 12:53 AM
After 225 From the Archive posts in 2012, here's the reader's and my favorites from the last year....
| Jan 23, 2013
| 1:24 PM
For photographers, personal projects are often a way to express an independent vision, or are just an excuse to get out there and shoot. When filmmaker Gavin Heffernan and his friends, producers Michael Darrow and Rachel Payne, needed a break, they set...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 4:44 PM
Former astronaut Robert Springer will discuss how science fiction can inspire science fact at Orlando Science Center on Saturday. The appearance is tied to the science center's current exhibit “Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination,”...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 12:54 AM
Nov. 17, 1981: The main engine in the space shuttle program undergoes a test firing at the Santa Susana Mountains field laboratory site of Rockwell International....
| Mar 1, 2013
| 4:44 PM
You ever conceive an idea, devise a plan, envision all the possible outcomes, pick apart the inevitable pitfalls, consider every last detail … and then life happens?...