| Feb 25, 2014
| 11:59 AM
It’s not the apocalypse. It just looks like that.
Every few weeks, bright streaks and colorful, rolling waves appear in the California sky. They can startle those unfamiliar with their source, spurring speculation of aliens or apocalyptic visions....
| Apr 14, 2014
| 10:29 AM
SpaceX, the upstart rocket manufacturer, plans on launching a cargo mission to the International Space Station despite a computer glitch that threatened to delay the mission.
The Hawthorne company will go ahead with its 1:58 p.m. PT blast off from...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 12:06 PM
On February 14 United Launch Alliance (ULA) commemorated the 25th anniversary of workhorse rocket , the Delta ll.
The first Delta ll mission blasted off from Cape Canaveral February 14, 1989, launching the GPS Bll-01mission into orbit.
| Mar 21, 2014
| 12:43 PM
No matter what A.J. Pierzynski accomplishes, he still will be the kid down the street to Dr. Phillips baseball coach Mike Bradley.
Bradley, then in elementary school, recalls Pierzynski hitting off a batting tee in his garage or running sprints.
| Apr 12, 2014
| 3:06 PM
Officials at NASA and SpaceX were working through the weekend to see whether they could still safely rocket a cargo capsule to the International Space Station on Monday, despite the failure of one of the backup computers in the system that helps dock...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 7:04 PM
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Friday and sped through a cloud-covered sky on its way to deliver supplies to the International Space Station for NASA.
The Hawthorne-based rocket manufacturer launched the cargo...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 7:33 PM
M. Scott Carpenter, a college dropout and local ne'er-do-well who became the second American to orbit Earth, wasn't proud of the way his teen years took off.
"The local papers that say I was just a normal boy are trying to think of something not bad...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 4:30 PM
After suffering through various technical issues with its Falcon 9 rocket, Hawthorne rocket maker SpaceX canceled its scheduled launch from Cape Canaveral.
The company is targeting Thursday at 2:38 p.m. PST for its next launch attempt.
| Nov 25, 2013
| 2:19 PM
[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...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 1:22 PM
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...
| 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...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 12:34 PM
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...