| Nov 14, 2013
| 5:11 AM
On Nov. 14, 1969, Apollo 12 launched from Cape Canaveral, Fla.
Apollo 12 was the second manned mission to the surface of the moon, and carried astronauts Charles Conrad Jr., Richard F. Gordon Jr. and Alan L. Bean aboard. The mission’s Saturn 5...
| Nov 22, 2013
I was in the second grade when, returning to public school after lunch, some kids on the playground were saying the president had been shot.
The news, while startling, didn't fully process with me until I entered my classroom and...
| 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 23, 2013
| 9:47 AM
WASHINGTON — Never before has the final frontier looked more like the Wild West.
With NASA in a down period, private space companies have stepped in with plans that range from the boldly innovative to the potentially absurd.
| 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
| 9:09 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...
| 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...
| Oct 14, 2013
The South Lake Shore Drive extension, Chicago's newest roadway, is less than two weeks away from opening along a part of the city that for more than 100 years most people have seen only from a distance.
It has been 21 years since the blast furnaces at...
| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 9:29 AM
Science Channel will enter the movie business with "The Challenger Disaster," a depiction of the Presidential Commission's investigation of the space shuttle catastrophe in 1986.
The movie will premiere at 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16.