| Jul 31, 2013
| 7:15 AM
Travelers who go to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida next week will have an opportunity to watch a night launch of a Delta 4 rocket near the Cape Canaveral site.
Those who buy tickets to visit the center Aug. 7 can stick around for...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 6:30 AM
At a hearing of the presidential commission investigating the 1986 space shuttle Challenger disaster, Richard Feynman conducted an experiment of sorts in the media-packed room. The Caltech physicist and Nobel laureate clamped material from a shuttle O-...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 6:47 AM
ASSOCIATED PRESS — NASA's newest robotic explorer rocketed into space late Friday in an unprecedented moonshot from Virginia that dazzled sky watchers along the East Coast.
But the LADEE spacecraft quickly ran into equipment trouble, and while...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 9:30 AM
Florida’s oldest tourism attraction will soon be its newest. Silver Springs, known for its glass-bottom boats since the late 1800s, will open as a state park on Oct. 1. For family travelers, that means less theme park pizzazz but cheaper admission...
| Jul 8, 2013
Check out festivals and events in September across the state.
This list is organized by region.
Including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford, the Space Coast, Lakeland/Polk and Lake County
Aug. 30-Sept. 1: Central Florida...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 11:11 AM
A 235-foot-tall rocket carrying a top-secret spy satellite roared to life and blasted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base, leaving a thick white plume as it cut across the morning sky.
The launch took place Wednesday at 11:03 a.m. PDT at the...
| 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.
| Sep 14, 2013
| 8:53 PM
The Florida Coastal Cleanup is Saturday, Sept. 21, from 8 a.m. until noon. Locations being cleaned in Brevard County include:
NORTHERN BREVARD: Haulover Canal at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Beach 1 at Canaveral National Seashore, Marina...
| Jul 27, 2013
Thanks to an extended hurricane alert season that lasts well into fall, most Virginians are well-versed in emergency preparation. The state's web site, http://www.ReadyVirginia.gov, offers comprehensive information around a trio of guidelines: "Make a...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 2:00 PM
Picture this: Two surfers are bobbing on their boards at a remote surf spot north of Santa Barbara. They drift into a dreamy discussion and the question arises, "Wouldn't it be great if we could get paid to do this?"
That question, in various forms,...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 7:14 AM
Tropical Depression Dorian, Saturday, 5 a.m. advisory
OUTLOOK: Dorian, the system that just won't go away, re-strengthened into a depression in the Atlantic off the coast of Cape Canaveral on Saturday morning.
The former tropical storm is projected to...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 10:05 AM
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.