If you’ve been anywhere near a television or computer in the past 24 hours, you may have wanted to take cover.
Antares Blasts Off On ISS Supply Mission
Private space venture Orbital Sciences Corp. launched its second resupply mission to the International Space Station in a perfect launch from at Wallops Island, Va, after several delays.
Hurricane Arthur Is No Match For Man In Ocean With Facebook
Arthur may have been a Category 2 hurricane, but Richard Neal, of Mint Hill, N.C., stirred up an even bigger storm on social media Thursday by riding out a direct hit from inside an old U.S. Coast Guard Tower about 35 miles east of Wrightsville Beach.
NASA Suspends Some Ties With Russia Over Ukraine Crisis
NASA is suspending “the majority of its ongoing engagements” with its Russian counterpart over the crisis in Ukraine.
BP Says Oil Spill In Lake Michigan Has Been Contained
A BP refinery spilled an unknown amount of oil into Lake Michigan on Monday.
Report: Small-Scale Attacks Could Bring Down U.S. Power Grid
The nation’s entire power grid could be blacked out for months if as few as nine of the nation’s 55,000 electric substations were put out of commission by saboteurs, The Wall Street Journal writes, citing a “previously unreported” study by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
U.S. Transfers Two Guantanamo Detainees To Saudi Arabia
Over the weekend, the United States transferred custody of two detainees from its prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to the government of Saudi Arabia, the Department of Defense said in a press release on Monday.
NASA: Trouble With Space Station Cooling System Is No Emergency
One of two cooling systems aboard the International Space Station is experiencing problems, but there’s no imminent danger to the crew of six, NPR’s Joe Palca reports.
Taking Off Will Be Tricky After Jet Lands At Wrong Airport
A Boeing Co. 747 Dreamlifter cargo jet landed at the wrong airfield in Wichita, Kan., on Wednesday night and is now sitting on a runway that’s far shorter than those typically needed for takeoff.
MAVEN Lifts Off On Nearly Half-Billion-Mile Trip To Mars
NASA’s MAVEN explorer blasted off Monday on the first leg of its 440-million-mile journey to Mars, where scientists hope it will answer an ancient question: why the red planet went from warm and wet to cold and dry in a matter of just a billion years.