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  • A balloon ride into near-space, price tag $75,000

    A balloon ride into near-space, price tag $75,000
    A Lego man has done it. A Hello Kitty toy has done it. And now a company called World View wants actual human beings to do it too.  What's "it"? Taking a helium balloon to near space, of course!  In as little as four years you may be able to ride...
  • Studios and exhibitors unveil digital cinema network

    Studios and exhibitors unveil digital cinema network
    Hollywood's long-awaited digital makeover took another big step forward at the multiplex on Wednesday. A coalition of studios and theaters chains announced the launch of a digital and satellite delivery system to beam movies, as well promotional content...
  • China launches rocket with its first moon lander and rover

    China launches rocket with its first moon lander and rover
    BEIJING--In hopes of ensuring that the next man on the moon is Chinese, Beijing launched a rocket carrying a buggy-like vehicle that is expected to roam and explore the moon's surface for three months. The Long March rocket lifted off from the Xichang...
  • 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...
  • SpaceX reaches milestone in rocket launch from Cape Canaveral

    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 and blasted into outer space, hurtling over the Atlantic Ocean as it cut across the night sky. On Tuesday, Hawthorne rocket maker SpaceX lifted the SES-8...
  • Previous Hollywood Christmas Parades

     
    A From the Archive photo gallery of previous Hollywood Christmas Parade images....
  • NASA's E.T. smartphone satellite has phoned home

    NASA's E.T. smartphone satellite has phoned home
    NASA’s extraterrestrial smartphone has phoned home. The 4-inch-square satellite, PhoneSat 2.4, which uses an off-the-shelf Samsung Nexus S phone running Google’s Android operating system, transmitted data back to its Santa Clara University...
  • Review: 'The Last Days on Mars' shows space exploration's scary side

    Review: 'The Last Days on Mars' shows space exploration's scary side
    Lean, muscular and on the money, "The Last Days on Mars" takes a familiar story and tells it so tautly that we are pleased to be on board. The debut feature for Los Angeles-based Irish filmmaker Ruairi Robinson and written by Clive Dawson (adapting...
  • 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...
  • The new space race: It's not just the U.S. and Russia anymore

     The new space race: It's not just the U.S. and Russia anymore
    Some 10 years ago, during testimony before Congress, I was asked by Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kan.), "Do you think we are in a space race with China?" I quickly answered "no" and proceeded to explain that, in my view, the concept of a space race represented...
  • Mars One is one step closer to its dream of colonizing Mars

    Mars One is one step closer to its dream of colonizing Mars
    Mars One is a plucky not-for-profit organization that wants to turn the colonization of Mars into a worldwide reality TV show -- and it appears to be making headway. On Tuesday, Mars One announced it had contracted Lockheed Martin to develop a mission...