Cape Canaveral

The new space race

LATER this month, if all has gone according to plan, a rocket called the Falcon Heavy will take off from Cape Canaveral, in Florida (see article). …

Falcon Heavy

Man charged in Toronto murders; allegations of money laundering at Trump properties

Good morning,<p>These are the top stories:<p><b>A Toronto man has been charged with murdering two missing men – and police believe there are more victims</b><p>Bruce McArthur has been charged with the first-degree murders of Andrew Kinsman and Selim Esen, two men from Toronto's gay community. Here's what we know …

Jordan Peele

The biggest rocket in the world prepares for its maiden voyage

TECHNOLOGICAL progress is not always straightforward. Before Concorde’s first commercial flight in 1976 supersonic passenger-travel was science …

SpaceX

'Bringing Columbia Home' explains a disaster in the Texas skies — and how thousands helped on the ground

My dog and I jumped, startled, at the same time. It was the morning of Feb. 1, 2003, and I was walking her around our East Dallas neighborhood when …

The Arts

3 Fashion Photographers Who Defined the Genre

Fashion photography first appeared in French publications such as La Mode Practice, and in 1909, Condé Nast took over Vogue magazine, contributing to …

Photography

SpaceX and customers defend Falcon 9 performance after Zuma mission

WASHINGTON — SpaceX reiterated at a congressional hearing Jan. 17 that its Falcon 9 rocket performed as expected on its most recent launch, despite …

Elon Musk

The Pluses and Minuses of Every City on Amazon’s HQ2 Shortlist

And then there were 20.<p>Following months of competition, this morning Amazon revealed the shortlist of locations for its second headquarters. The …

Business

Missile-Detecting Satellite Headed to Space on ULA Rocket Tonight

The SBIRS GEO Flight-4 satellite uses an infrared detector to spot rockets and missiles anywhere on the globe.<p>The U.S. military is launching a satellite Thursday night that will be able to detect missile launches around the globe. The satellite, the Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) GEO Flight-4, …

Exploration

NASA's Mars 2020 Rover Will Pave the Way for Human Explorers

The rolling science laboratory will bring a new suite of instruments to investigate the Red Planet, search for biosignatures, and prepare for the first astronauts to Mars.<p>Of all the places in the solar system aside from Earth and our moon, humans have a more complete understanding of Mars than any …

Planets

Image: European Columbus module packed up and loaded for transport

The European Columbus module is packed up and loaded for transport to the US in this image from 2006. Built in Turin, Italy, and Bremen, Germany, the …

Space Shuttle

A shake-up at a key Pentagon agency is making employees fear they're being replaced by artificial intelligence

• <b>There's a "reorganization" underway at the Pentagon's National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.</b>• <b><br>Some veteran imagery analysts fear their jobs might drastically change — and that their work will be outsourced to artificial intelligence.</b>• <b><br>Agency staffers are also concerned that AI is not yet advanced</b> …

Orbital ATK

What's causing SpaceX's Falcon Heavy delays?

Reddit Email Comments<p>Although uncertainty in the schedule remains, SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket appears to be nearly ready for its first engine …

SpaceX

Zuma Blame Game Begins

In the wake of the apparently unsuccessful launch of the secret Zuma payload, there is still some confusion about what exactly happened and who is to …

SpaceX

SpaceX Will Test the Engines of the World's Most Powerful Rocket Today

The SpaceX Falcon Heavy is one step closer to liftoff.<p>On Monday afternoon, the company will test fire the engines on its newest rocket at the Kennedy …

SpaceX

The Best Weedless Spoons to Catch More Fish

Try a Google search for “world’s best fishing lures” and you’ll get well over 3 million hits — but virtually all of them have one commonality: Almost …

Fishing

SpaceX gets ready to fire up Falcon Heavy for the first time at Cape Canaveral

Reddit Email Comments<p>As it gradually nears a launch date sometime in late January or early February, SpaceX’s new super-heavy launch vehicle (SHLV) …

SpaceX

SpaceX to fire most powerful rocket's engines

Elon Musk, the billionaire behind the private aerospace company, said he wants the rocket to take his own midnight cherry Tesla Roadster <b>into orbit</b> …

SpaceX

The mystery of Zuma

We know that a Falcon 9 lifted off last week carrying a classified payload known only as Zuma, but what happened to Zuma, and why, remain a mystery. …

Northrop Grumman

An Apollo astronaut explains what riding aboard SpaceX's first moon mission might be like

SpaceX, the aerospace company founded by Elon Musk, is about to debut what is currently the world's most powerful rocket.<p>Called Falcon Heavy, the system has three reusable boosters that can push 70 tons of payload into orbit around Earth or nearly 5 tons to Mars. SpaceX is testing the rocket's 27 …

SpaceX

After a month-long stay at the space station, Dragon capsule returns to Earth

A SpaceX Dragon capsule loaded with two tons of cargo splashed down in the Pacific Ocean on Saturday. It was the second trip to outer space for the …

Exploration

How My Photo Ended Up in the New York Times Without Credit

The Internet is becoming a hectic and volatile place for photographers to share their work. Social media enables photos to be put in the hands of …

New York Times

Spy satellite launched from California

A United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket boosted a new spy satellite into space from California Friday

Exploration

The Real Rocket Man: How Ben Cooper Captures His Spectacular Space Launch Photos

One might say that Ben Cooper rocketed to stardom in high school. Back then he knew nothing about space launches, except for the fact that he wanted …

Nikon D700

Star Stuff: Watch this space in 2018

<b>Star Stuff is a weekly column by rocket scientist & astrophysicist Summer Ash highlighting some amazing things happening every day on and off the</b> …

Exoplanets

Mark Your Calendars for These 2018 Space Events, Astronomy Fans

The cosmic swirl continues, as our home, a tiny blue dot in a sea of darkness, hurtles through space. Astronauts aside, we're all stuck here on the …

Astronomy

Why Lots Of People Think Hitler Escaped To South America

What really happened to the Führer? These Hitler death conspiracy theories, from the plausible to the outlandish, claim to have the answers.<p>On May 1, …

European History

Mystery deepens over fate of super-secret $1 billion military satellite

Where is Zuma? What is Zuma? What went wrong with Zuma?<p>The Pentagon is not saying anything about the fate of the military payload, code-named “Zuma,” …

Northrop Grumman

What'd You Miss? Full Show, 1/9/2018 – Bloomberg

Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia<p>Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia. Live from New York and Hong Kong, bringing you the essential stories from the close of the U.S. …

Business

5 things you need to know Wednesday

Justices to rule on state efforts to purge voters<p>The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Wednesday in a case that's part of an ongoing legal battle over states' efforts to restrict voting rights and combat alleged voter fraud. Ohio state officials will contest lower court rulings that their …

California

IKEA releases ad that doubles as pregnancy test

ConsumerMore>><p>Updated:Wednesday, January 10 2018 6:45 PM EST2018-01-10 23:45:56 GMT<p>A new advertisement from Swedish furniture company IKEA also …

New Jersey