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Space shuttle Endeavour returned to its California roots Thursday after a wistful cross-country journey that paid homage to NASA workers and former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her astronaut husband. “That’s my spaceship,” said...
Associated Press Science WritersSpace used to be a man’s world. Then came Sally Ride, who blazed a cosmic trail for U.S. women into orbit. With a pitch-perfect name out of a pop song refrain, she joined the select club of American space heroes the public knew by heart: Shepard,...
The Associated PressFor many, no single word evokes as much pain. Challenger. A quarter-century later, images of the exploding space shuttle still signify all that can go wrong with technology and the sharpest minds. The accident on Jan. 28, 1986 — a scant 73...
Tags: Science, Mark Kelly, Rocketry, Television, Disasters
AP Aerospace WriterDiscovery, the world's most traveled spaceship, thundered into orbit for the final time Thursday, heading toward the International Space Station on a journey that marks the beginning of the end of the shuttle era. The six astronauts on board, all...
Tags: Steven Lindsey, Human Interest, Rocketry, Rick Scott, Florida
The hottest attraction in Central Florida theme parks this week is also the coldest. SeaWorld Orlando's Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin, which includes a room with below-freezing temperatures and hundreds of birds, drew thousands of nonfeathered guests...
Special CorrespondentCheck this list often as new tips, events and deals around Florida come in: Culinary features on Anna Maria Island Mainsail Beach Inn on Florida’s Anna Maria Island has partnered with the Beach Bistro to offer a number of culinary luxuries to...
A young black-and-white bird soon will take SeaWorld Orlando guests for a spin on the theme park's new ride, Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin. Little Puck, an animated creation who's the star of the ride, met dozens of SeaWorld's business partners...
Free events around Orlando to keep you moving this week. Events ROCK‘N' ROLL CAR SHOW AND CONCERT: featuring vintage cars, retail and food vendors, and live rock bands: 5 p.m. Saturday; Lake Concord Park, 95 Triplet Lake Drive, Casselberry;...
Tags: RDV Sportsplex, DeLand, Orlando, Ocala, International Drive
It's that time of year again, when families start planning spring and summertime reunions. A good family reunion resort will offer activities and pastimes for all age groups, and accommodations with spacious, connecting rooms and suites, and condo- or...
First, sex education When I moved to Orlando in 1979, BETA was a small residential house for women with unplanned pregnancies. Today, it is a multimillion-dollar complex. Yes, it provides a fantastic service, as stated by president and CEO Ruth...
Tags: Wildlife, Barack Obama, Shootings
WASHINGTON -- An old space shuttle launch pad at Kennedy Space Center soon could be home to commercial rockets under a plan announced Friday by NASA. The agency plans to lease what's known as Pad 39A to prospective tenants. Possible candidates include...
Tags: SpaceX, Orion Space Mission, NASA
When it comes to fun in the sun, Florida offers many choices. For years, the savviest travelers have used a simple technique to identify the roads less traveled, yet most worthy of exploration. The key: Follow the locals. They more than anyone can lead...
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