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  • Mysterious space plane spent a year orbiting Earth on secret mission

    Mysterious space plane spent a year orbiting Earth on secret mission
    A year after the Air Force blasted it into orbit, an experimental space drone continues to circle the Earth. Its mission and hush-hush payload, however, remain a mystery. The X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle, which looks like a miniature unmanned version of...
  • NASA's MAVEN mission blasts off to solve major Martian mystery

    NASA's MAVEN mission blasts off to solve major Martian mystery
    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...
  • MAVEN launches successfully, set to unravel the mystery of Mars

    MAVEN launches successfully, set to unravel the mystery of Mars
    [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...
  • SpaceX reaches milestone in rocket launch from Cape Canaveral

    With a thunderous roar, a 224-foot rocket carrying a massive satellite launched from Cape Canaveral, Fla., and blasted into outer space, hurtling over the Atlantic Ocean as it cut across the night sky. On Tuesday, Hawthorne rocket maker SpaceX lifted...
  • Discovery of Earth-like planets should be a Sputnik moment

    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...
  • Half-mile bike path could be start of coast-to-coast trail

    Half-mile bike path could be start of coast-to-coast trail
    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...
  • 'Art from the Heart of Florida' salutes Sunshine State artists

     'Art from the Heart of Florida' salutes Sunshine State artists
    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...
  • SpaceX set to launch upgraded rocket from Cape Canaveral

    SpaceX set to launch upgraded rocket from Cape Canaveral
    Hawthorne rocket maker SpaceX is hoping the third time is a charm in its attempt to launch an upgraded version of its Falcon 9 rocket carrying a telecommunications satellite from Cape Canaveral, Fla. The company had originally planned on launching the...
  • Pictures in the News | Dec. 4, 2013

     
    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...
  • FAA to issue warning on engine icing risks on 787s and 747s

    FAA to issue warning on engine icing risks on 787s and 747s
    The Federal Aviation Administration plans to issue a warning to airlines flying certain Boeing Co. 787 Dreamliners and 747-8 jumbo jets, advising that they avoid high-altitude thunderstorms after instances of icing. The anticipated move comes after...
  • Rocket roars to life at Vandenberg with secret orbital payload

    Rocket roars to life at Vandenberg with secret orbital payload
    A 19-story-tall rocket launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base late Thursday night, carrying a secret payload for the U.S. government. An Atlas V rocket blasted off from Space Launch Complex 3 at 11:15 p.m. PST, lighting up the night sky as it roared...
  • Watch SpaceX launch telecommunications satellite from Cape Canaveral

    Watch SpaceX launch telecommunications satellite from Cape Canaveral
    [Updated 3:50 p.m. PST Nov. 25: SpaceX said it has canceled the planed launch because of technical issues. It has rescheduled the launch for Thursday at 2:38 PST. See the follow-up story here.]  Hawthorne rocket maker SpaceX is preparing to launch an...