March 26, 2013 |
Less than 250 miles west of Baja California, SpaceX's Dragon capsule successfully splashed down Tuesday after spending more than three weeks in outer space on a NASA mission. When the cone-shaped unmanned capsule hit the water at 9:34 a.m. PDT, it marked the end of the mission carried out by the Hawthorne company, officially known as Space Exploration Technologies Corp. PHOTOS: A 'new era': Private-sector space mission The privately built and operated spacecraft docked with the International Space Station on March 3 after being launched two days prior.
March 25, 2013 |
After spending more than three weeks docked with the International Space Station, SpaceX's Dragon space capsule is ready to return to Earth and splash down Tuesday in the Pacific Ocean. NASA Television will provide coverage of Dragon's departure beginning at 1 a.m. Pacific time, although the release of the spacecraft isn't expected until 4:06 a.m. The Dragon capsule will return with about 2,668 pounds of science samples from human research, biology and biotechnology studies, physical science investigations and education activities for NASA, the space agency said . Dragon is slated to splash down around 9:36 a.m. in the Pacific Ocean about 300 miles west of Baja California.
March 22, 2013
CIF state basketball championships Saturday at Sleep Train Arena, Sacramento Girls Division IV Gardena Serra (29-5) vs. Richmond Salesian (29-7), 10 a.m. Serra has won state titles in football, boys' basketball and track and field. Now the girls' basketball team is on the verge of breaking through, led by Michigan-bound Siera Thompson, who had 24 points in the regional final. Mariya Moore, a 5-11 junior, is averaging 18 points for Salesian. The pick: Serra.
March 1, 2013 |
A capsule carrying cargo to the International Space Station ran into trouble shortly after its Friday morning launch from Cape Canaveral, Fla., but officials expressed confidence later in the day that the mission would go forward. On its third commercial mission to the space station under contract with NASA, Hawthorne-based Space Exploration Technologies Corp., or SpaceX, ran into a thruster issue with its Dragon capsule as it orbited around the Earth. The capsule is packed with more than 1,200 pounds of food, scientific experiments and other cargo for delivery to the six astronauts aboard the space station.
February 21, 2013 |
Sue Grey had used the product before, so she knew what to expect when she purchased a bottle of Super Colon Cleanse at a Woodland Hills CVS drugstore. Inside should have been 240 little gray capsules. But when Grey, 57, opened the sealed bottle at her Calabasas home, she found that it contained the painkiller Motrin plus some strange-looking discs that resembled slices of dried sausage. She and her boyfriend, Kip Green, immediately returned to CVS and notified the manager. With the manager looking on, they pulled another sealed bottle of Super Colon Cleanse from the shelf and opened it. This time they found a prescription anti-seizure medicine called Depakote, which is used to treat bipolar disorder, epilepsy and chronic migraines.
January 24, 2013 |
Lots of news coming out of the Los Angeles tech scene this week. Here's a roundup: Last year we told you about Capsule , an event-based sharing platform that includes invites, RSVPs, group texting, instant photo-sharing in real time and archiving. Since then, the Manhattan Beach company has narrowed its focus to the wedding market and this week announced a partnership with popular wedding website TheKnot.com. The Knot has integrated with Capsule's group photo-sharing technology, so pictures of the big day and pre-wedding festivities can be routed to a central album and viewed from a couple's personal wedding website.