Meet the new leader of NASA
After more than 30 years, there’s a change in leadership at NASA. Kathy Lueders, who led NASA's Space Operations Mission Directorate and oversaw the International Space Station, retired in April 2023 after more than three decades with the space agency. Former astronaut Ken Bowersox will now lead the missions.
'Dangerous alligator' attacks couple's dog
A Florida alligator trapper who is called when alligators meet the state's "nuisance" threshold said there are a lot of large alligators in the Little Econ River, which is where a couple's dog was snatched by one while out on a walk last week.
Orlando Science Center's Mess Fest
Scattered and splattered across the property at the Orlando Science Center is the return of a fan favorite: Mess Fest. The event runs May 13-14.
Flower moon 2023: When to see the brightest full moon in May
The flower moon was named by Native Americans in the northern and eastern U.S., according to NASA. They observed flowers in abundance during this springtime full moon, which inspired the name “flower moon."
FAA clears SpaceX to launch giant rocket from Texas
The space company said the nearly 400-foot-tall Starship spacecraft and Super Heavy rocket will be the most powerful rocket ever launched.
Southwest brings back Companion Pass for limited-time only
Customers have to act quickly if they want to take advantage of the promotion.
Could fighting red tide be this simple?
A University of Central Florida professor is one step closer to deploying a successful treatment for Florida’s devastating red tide.
Tiger, liger escape during tornado: 'Worst nightmare'
The zookeeper who was tasked with finding and sedating a tiger and a liger that broke free during a tornado is sharing her wild story. An 8-year-old white tiger named Athena and a 7-year-old liger named Nika roamed around the Wild Animal Safari after Sunday’s tornado in Troup County busted open their enclosure.
How to see Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Uranus at the same time
A rare planetary alignment has arrived, and all you have to do to enjoy it is to know where and when to look.
Relativity Space warns of debris field from 3D-printed Terran I rocket
The Terran I rocket launch was historic because it was the first successful launch of a 3D-printed rocket. However, the second stage failed to make orbit. Now, officials are warning of debris left from that second stage.
Hurricane making Florida's red tide worse
Spring breakers visiting Florida have noticed thousands of pounds of dead fish along beaches due to red tide. Researches believe Hurricane Ian shifted currents that created the environment for the red tide outbreak.
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope finds 'turbulent skies' with clouds, water molecules on exoplanet
Using the James Webb Space Telescope, the team discovered the largest number of molecules ever identified at the same time outside our Solar System.
See Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Uranus at the same time
It’s a planetary alignment party and you’re invited!
NASA discovers asteroid that has slight chance of hitting Earth on Valentine's Day 2046
NASA's Planetary Defense Coordination Office has been tracking a new asteroid named 2023 DW that has a very small chance of impacting Earth on Feb. 14, 2046.
Florida man shoots alligator as it attacked dog in backyard: 'My heart just dropped'
We expect to see alligators in lakes around Florida, but what about in your backyard? A Deltona homeowner who asked not to be identified had to think fast when a gator started attacking his chocolate lab.
Artemis II set to send humans to orbit the moon in 2024 after historic rocket launch exceeds expectations
Artemis I mission launched on Nov. 16, 2022 and then returned on Dec. 11, 2022. Uncrewed, it tested the Orion spacecraft and the SLS rocket, the most powerful rocket ever used.
Sea turtles released back into Atlantic Ocean
In Flagler County, 10 sea turtles were released back into the wild on Tuesday. These little guys have been going through rehabilitation for three months now. Sea turtle nesting season has just begun in Florida.
Pet 7-foot gator removed from Texas home
Texas Game Wardens and zoo staff captured and removed a 7-foot-long alligator from a Texas home. The woman raised it as a pet.
Experts warn alligators more active with warmer winter
While alligator breeding season in Florida typically starts in April, Gatorland CEO Mark McHugh said people are observing and encountering alligators in places one normally would not see the reptiles this time of year.
Florida's prohibited reptiles: Group files motion against rules
The United States Association of Reptile Keepers, Florida, recently filed a motion against the state that, if approved, would repeal Florida’s rule restricting reptile ownership.