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  • What are those lights and streaks in California's sky?

    What are those lights and streaks in California's sky?
    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....
  • Computer glitch won't stop SpaceX's launch to space station Monday

    Computer glitch won't stop SpaceX's launch to space station Monday
    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...
  • Twenty five years of the Delta II

    Twenty five years of the Delta II
    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. “We could...
  • Pierzynski hardly fits bad-boy image, those who knew him at Dr. Phillips say

    Pierzynski hardly fits bad-boy image, those who knew him at Dr. Phillips say
    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. All...
  • NASA, SpaceX launch could be scrapped because of backup's failure

    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...
  • SpaceX cargo mission blasts off to space station

    SpaceX cargo mission blasts off to space station
    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...
  • Astronaut Scott Carpenter dies at 88; second American to orbit Earth

    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...
  • SpaceX scrubs rocket launch at Cape Canaveral over technical issues

    SpaceX scrubs rocket launch at Cape Canaveral over technical issues
    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. SpaceX,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • America's biggest rocket blasts off, likely carrying spy satellite

    America's biggest rocket blasts off, likely carrying spy satellite
    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...
  • 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...