Roy Fulmer (Credit: CBS13)

Placerville Teen Youngest To Race In 25 Hours Of Thunderhill

He doesn’t even have a driver’s license, but one local teen is about to race with some well-known legends. The young Placerville teen will hit speeds of up to 130 mph at one of the biggest races in Northern California.


The Philae Lander just after separation from Rosetta. (Credit: European Space Agency)

Probe Lands On Comet For First Time In History

The Philae Lander has landed on comet 67P, marking the first time in history a probe has landed on a comet.



Clouds May Block Partial Solar Eclipse In Northern California

Clouds will likely put a damper on the view of Thursday afternoon’s partial solar eclipse.


Photo by NASA/Liaison

The People Who Took Us To The Moon

This year marks the 45th anniversary of the 1969 landing on the moon and the realization of President Kennedy’s dream.


This graphic depicts the orbit of asteroid 2014 RC around the sun. A house-sized asteroid will safely fly past Earth Sunday afternoon, September 7, at a distance equivalent to about one-tenth of the distance between Earth and the moon. (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

Asteroid Will Zoom Within 25,000 Miles Of Earth This Weekend

A newly discovered asteroid will buzz Earth this weekend.


elk grove astronaut

Elk Grove Students Get Close Encounter With NASA Astronauts In Orbit

Floating in zero gravity and orbiting the earth at speeds of more than 17,000 miles an hour, NASA commander Steve Swanson and Reid Wiseman were hoping to inspire the students to greater heights.


NASA's Stardust spacecraft returned with particles collected from this comet, named Wild 2. (Credti: JPL/NASA)

Specks Returned From Space May Be Alien Visitors

There may be itsy-bitsy aliens among us.


The Delta II rocket blasting off early Wednesday morning. (Source: NASA/Bill Ingalls)

NASA Launches Carbon Satellite After 2009 Failure

A rocket carrying a NASA satellite lit up the pre-dawn skies Wednesday on a mission to track atmospheric carbon dioxide, the chief culprit behind global warming.


File photo of a Delta II rocket launching from Vandenberg Air Force Base. (Photo by Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images)

California Launch Of NASA Carbon-Monitoring Satellite Delayed Until 3 P.M. Wednesday

A failure in ground equipment has postponed the launch of a NASA satellite designed to study atmospheric carbon dioxide, the main driver of climate change.


A saucer-shaped test vehicle holding equipment for landing large payloads on Mars is shown in the Missile Assembly Building at the US Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kaua‘i, Hawaii. (NASA/JPL/CalTech)

NASA Uses Balloon To Launch ‘Flying Saucer’

Engineers are testing the technology that may one day put humans on Mars.


SpaceX CEO Elon Musk introduces SpaceX's Dragon V2 spacecraft. ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Elon Musk Unveils Spacecraft To Ferry Astronauts

SpaceX founder says the cone-headed spaceship called the Dragon V2 is a huge leap forward in technology.


The expected area where the May Camelopardalids can be seen come Friday evening. (Credit: NASA)

NASA: New Meteor Shower Could Rival Perseids

It could rival the famed Perseid meteor shower from later in the summer, or it could be a dud. But, NASA scientists are nonetheless excited about a new meteor shower that could light up the skies Friday evening.