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  • Shuttle Endeavour: A front row seat to history at the Proud Bird

     
    A 3-year-old wore a shiny silver astronaut uniform. A shuttle fan from Kansas made the 1,400-mile drive from Wichita to witness the event. And a South L.A. woman brought along her 2-year-old granddaughter because she likes airplanes. On Friday, as......
  • Shuttle Endeavour readied for voyage to final home in Los Angeles

     
    Final preparations are under way in Florida for NASA's Space Shuttle Endeavor to leave the East Coast on Monday and begin its voyage to its permanent home in Los Angeles....
  • GALEX ends 10-year search of deep space

    GALEX ends 10-year search of deep space
    The Galaxy Evolution Explorer spacecraft, or GALEX, was decommissioned by NASA last month. It had been launched into space aboard an air-launched Pegasus rocket, over the Atlantic Ocean off of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station 10 years ago. The...
  • Free entrance to national parks on Saturday

    Free entrance to national parks on Saturday
    Get in free at U.S. National Parks on Saturday, Sept. 29, as part of the park system's free entrance program. The park service is waiving fees to over 100 parks around the country to celebrate National Public Lands Day. Parks on the Florida list:...
  • Bob Andrews, Dec. 4, 1930-Sept. 7, 2012

    Bob Andrews, Dec. 4, 1930-Sept. 7, 2012
    Bob Andrews, a 50 year resident of Burbank, CA, died at the age of 81 at his home on September 7, 2012. Bob was born on December 4, 1930 to George W. and Nola (Cantrell) Andrews in Waurika, Oklahoma. Bob graduated from Waurika High School in 1949 where he...
  • Mauna Kea's observatories: big science at the top of Hawaii

    Mauna Kea's observatories: big science at the top of Hawaii
    ATOP MAUNA KEA, Hawaii - If you count from sea level, we were 13,796 feet up, almost as high as Mount Rainier. Plenty high enough. But if you count from the ocean floor? My Big Island tour group was shivering in thin air atop the Earth's highest mountain...
  • Is FPL's $690 million proposed rate hike really needed?

    Does Florida Power & Light really need to boost base rates $690 million a year? Opponents of the increase, including consumer groups and advocates, are gearing up to fight the proposal at hearings next month. They said FPL's annual profit increased...
  • Kennedy Space Center tours go behind the 'gee whiz'

    Kennedy Space Center tours go behind the 'gee whiz'
    TITUSVILLE, Fla. - The Vehicle Assembly Building at the Kennedy Space Center is huge and homely and almost 50 years old. It's tall enough to house a 363-foot Saturn V rocket, wide and deep enough to dwarf a space shuttle, cavernous enough for its powerful...
  • Boeing, SpaceX big winners in NASA competition for new spacecraft

    Boeing, SpaceX big winners in NASA competition for new spacecraft
    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...
  • Tropical Storm Ernesto may spare Jamaica its worst

    Tropical Storm Ernesto may spare Jamaica its worst
    Tropical Storm Ernesto, forecast to intensify into a hurricane as it trots west across the Caribbean, may spare Jamaica from its most nasty weather on Sunday. Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Florence, which emerged in the far Eastern Atlantic on Saturday...
  • San Diegans watch historical Mars 'Curosity' mission

    San Diegans watch historical Mars 'Curosity' mission
    SAN DIEGO -- Earthlings who wanted to monitor the landing of the rover "Curiosity" on Mars gathered Sunday night at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center to learn more about the space mission. Starting at 7:30 p.m., the program covered the spacecraft's...
  • What to do at Kennedy Space Center

    What to do at Kennedy Space Center
    Shuttle Launch Experience, which simulates an orbiter's liftoff, has been incorporated into the new Space Shuttle Atlantis attraction at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. That puts the bulk of its shuttle offerings under one roof. Other experiences at...