One flight closer to space tourism Virgin Galactic is one flight closer to becoming a commercial "spaceline." The company's passenger spacecraft, SpaceShipTwo, completed its first rocket-powered flight Monday morning above the Mojave Desert in California. More
Police confiscate 4-foot, 2-pound marijuana joint California police confiscated a mammoth joint during a 4/20 pot rally on Saturday, reports the Los Angeles Times. As the paper notes, hundreds of UC Santa Cruz students gather each year for the event, and each year campus police confiscate things like bongs and dime bags. More
Meteor eludes all-sky cameras in southern Ontario Huge #Explosion west of #montreal felt ... WATCH: Possible meteorite strike in Quebec Western University has a dozen all-sky cameras around southwestern Ontario. They range as far south as Windsor, north to Collingwood as well as east to the Toronto ... 11/27/2013 - 9:48 am | View Link
After dramatic meteor strike, Russians pick up pieces In the town of Chebarkul, 50 miles west of Chelyabinsk city ... called meteorites, in the North Bay. And Cuba apparently experienced a phenomenon similar to the meteorite that detonated over Russia this week, island media reported, with startled residents ... 02/16/2013 - 12:35 pm | View Link
Toll from meteor strike is biggest ever A meteor strike on Friday that injured almost a thousand ... it seems to have been travelling in a different direction -- east-west, whereas the asteroid tonight will be travelling south to north," said Massey. Said Bonnal: "Not on the same orbit, not ... 02/15/2013 - 1:05 pm | View Link
Hundreds hurt in rare Russian meteor strike A meteor strike in central Russia on Friday that left ... it seems to have been travelling in a different direction — east-west, whereas the asteroid tonight will be travelling south to north,” said Massey. Watch video from Russia, embedded via YouTube ... 02/14/2013 - 11:55 pm | View Link
Toll from Russia meteor strike 'unprecedented' A meteor strike in central Russia on Friday that left ... it seems to have been travelling in a different direction—east-west, whereas the asteroid tonight will be travelling south to north," said Massey. 02/14/2013 - 11:33 pm | View Link
Bright Mid West Fireball | American Meteor Society The American Meteor Society has received over 100 reports of a bright fireball seen from mid western states at approximately 8:30 PM local eastern time. 07/20/2014 - 8:44 pm | View Website
Chelyabinsk meteor The Chelyabinsk meteor was a near-Earth asteroid that entered Earth's atmosphere over Russia on 15 February 2013 at about 09:20 YEKT (03:20 UTC), with a speed of 19 ... 07/20/2014 - 1:35 pm | View Website
SpaceWeather.com -- News and information about meteor ... Science news and information about the Sun-Earth environment. 07/20/2014 - 5:14 am | View Website
Tallbloke An interesting comment has been placed on the 2012DA14 flyby thread by talkshop regular 'Scute' (Andrew Cooper) which investigates the possibility that the ... 07/20/2014 - 3:48 am | View Website
IMO The leading amateur meteor organization in the world. Information about observing techniques, meteor showers, and the meteor community. Includes links to other web ... 07/20/2014 - 3:05 am | View Website
The U. S. Supreme Court cleared the way for Arizona to carry out its third execution in the past year Wednesday following a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs.
The Beaumont school district's newly installed board of managers could grant fired Superintendent Timothy Chargois a severance package, although state law does not require it.
It will be up to the seven board members and their newly retained law firm, Karczewski-Bradshaw, to negotiate an agreement between Chargois and Beaumont ISD that adheres to state law and district policy, said Texas Education Agency spokeswoman DeEtta Culbertson.
The board of managers unanimously voted Monday night to fire Chargois for good cause.
If he intends to appeal the board's decision, Chargois must file a written request for a hearing with an independent officer within 15 days after receiving notice of his termination, according to state education law.