Thursday marks the 30th anniversary of the loss of the Space Shuttle Orbiter Challenger and all her crew, 73 seconds into their flight.
There are two astronomical events this week worth braving the cold to see.
After a very busy 2015, astronomy and spaceflight won't slow down in the new year.
WRAL Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel discusses how people must move away from citing simplistic explainations that are based on one place at one time as proof of global warming.
SpaceX successfully landed the first stage of their improved Falcon9 rocket upright Monday. While maybe not quite an Apollo 11, Sputnik or Kitty Hawk moment, there are about 30 million reasons why that first stage sitting on SpaceX's new landing pad is important to the future of spaceflight. The next step in proving the viability of reusable vehicles will be refurbishing a first stage and launching it again.