| Jan 8, 2014
| 3:00 AM
WASHINGTON — The world's most expensive science project — the $100-billion-plus International Space Station — is poised to get four more years in orbit. According to documents obtained by the Orlando Sentinel, NASA plans to announce this...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 3:14 PM
A rocket carrying NASA's MAVEN spacecraft blasted off from Cape Canaveral at 1:28 p.m. ET Monday, on a mission to answer a profound mystery about Mars' planetary evolution: What happened to the atmosphere?
The agency’s latest robotic explorer will...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 9:09 AM
Lockheed Martin Corp. unleashed another downsizing last week aimed at eliminating 4,000 jobs nationwide – a move that appears to hit nearly every sector of the company except its Missiles and Fire Control unit in Orlando.
Half of the layoffs...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 10:12 AM
Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in Florida with the launch of a Falcon 9 rocket from the Space Launch Complex in Cape Canaveral. This is SpaceX's first commercial launch from its central Florida launch pad and the first commercial flight from...
| Sep 27, 2013
On a late-summer morning in 1975, photographer Red Morgan waded into Clear Lake in Cocoa, Fla., deep enough that the water level licked his kneecaps, and pulled out his Nikon just in time to capture an all-black church performing an immersion baptism...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 1:26 PM
WHAT: "Art from the Heart of Florida" continues this month at two galleries run by Crealde School of Art. Inspired by the visual artists who call Central Florida home, the exhibition explores the "Florida state of mind." The work of 11 artists, from the...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 4:14 PM
Planetary scientists are breathing a sigh of relief as NASA’s MAVEN mission to Mars has been cleared for takeoff. The Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN mission, slated for launch as early as Nov. 18, had been put on hold after this week's...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 6:57 AM
Mars is a cold and dusty place with no known life.
But scientists believe that the planet was once more like Earth, with a warm climate that supported oceans and lakes.
The NASA spacecraft MAVEN will explore the Mars’ atmosphere in a quest to find...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 9:52 AM
[Updated, 10:41 a.m. Nov. 18: Success! The Atlas V rocket, carrying MAVEN on its mission to Mars, lifted off this morning just as the launch window opened.
Social media lighted up as the robotic explorer left the launchpad at Cape Canaveral. This is...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 11:01 AM
Before the now-notorious partial government shutdown took hold, the Pentagon awarded hundreds of millions of dollars in contracts to Central Florida defense contractors, according to Defense Department records.
Overall, figures indicate the military...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 5:00 AM
When “Star Trek” showed Capt. James T. Kirk writing on a handheld, touch-sensitive electronic notepad in 1967, most computer scientists, not to mention most viewers, thought it was absurd — a fun flight of fancy, yes, but certainly not...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 3:44 PM
It's only a half-mile, but the bicycle path that the state has committed to build next summer in downtown Titusville could be the beginning of a trail that cuts through the heart of Central Florida and connects the east and west coasts.
"This is the...