Boeing testing its Starliner capsule

The capsule that could one day send astronauts back into space is undergoing extensive testing at Cape Canaveral. Boeing's Starliner is designed for land-based returns rather than water returns, a first for a space capsule built in the United States. The Starliner landing system includes parachutes as well as airbags, seen here, which are designed to absorb the shock of impact.

Students collecting environmental data to assist NASA

Some Central Florida students have found themselves in the global spotlight, going on Facebook Live with real-life NASA scientists to help in the space agency's next groundbreaking study. Students at Montverde Academy are participating in a program to collect and upload environmental data that will be used in research by scientists all over the world.

Strangers learn they are family through DNA testing

Two Florida police officers, with no connection to one another, were united after a DNA test determined the men were half-brothers. David Stull, of the Orange County Sheriff's Office, and Eric Reynolds, of the Boynton Beach Police Department, first met over the summer after Stull reached out to Reynolds in an email, revealing the pair's connection. The two men have since been connected to other siblings and their father through the DNA testing.

Going inside NASA's Vehicle Assembly Building

We get a rare look inside NASA Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB). Inside is a critical component of the planned Space Launch System (SLS), the pathfinder rocket. Weighing in at 228,000 pounds, the pathfinder is a full-scale mock-up of the rocket’s core stage and will provide the power necessary to send NASA’s Orion spacecraft beyond Earth’s orbit and to the Moon.

World's 1st female spacewalking team makes history

NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir exited the International Space Station on Friday, the first time in a half-century of spacewalking that a woman floated out without a male crewmate. Their job is to fix a broken part of the station's solar power network.

2 ball pythons found in Orlando area in as many days

In just two days, two invasive snakes have been discovered in the wild in Central Florida. The ball python is native to Africa and brought to the United States as pets. Most likely, these snakes were released by pet owners or they escaped enclosures.

Florida lawmakers squabbling over sunscreen regulation

If you live in Florida, sunscreen is essential. However, reports show products design to protect us are also damaging some aquatic life. The sale of some products has been banned by coastal communities, but some lawmakers want to ban the ban. Other lawmakers are proposing prescriptions for sunscreens that have contents that may be harmful to the environment.

Solar power storage coming to Manatee Co.

Florida Power and Light is working on the world's largest solar-powered battery and energy storage center on 40 acres of land in Manatee County. FPL expects it to go online by the end of 2021.

Baby turtles stranded on Brevard County beaches

Some rough surf has left baby sea turtles stranded on Brevard County beaches. More than 200 turtles were spotted since the weekend, but now volunteers are working to help. Expert say the turtles are suffering from fatigue and need rest before they can be released back into the ocean.

State eyes bear management strategies

Techniques to manage Florida’s black bear population over the next decade, including the possibility of regulated hunting, are outlined in the draft of an updated 10-year plan released Tuesday.