A dead 6-ton satellite baffled NASA experts Friday by slowing its descent toward Earth and delaying its ultimate crash until the weekend.
“Space junk” or debris has become an increasing threat to commercial satellites along with spacecraft and the International Space Station.
A person shined a laser pointer at Chopper 5 while covering a fire at a nearby veterans home Monday night.
Santa Clara County prosecutors appear to be getting serious about cracking down on people aiming laser pointers at aircraft. One such suspect is facing a sentence of 25 years to life in prison under California’s three strikes law.
A suspect in San Jose was arrested Monday night after allegedly shining a laser at a small airplane and a police helicopter, a police sergeant said.
More than 170 incidents occurred at the Bay Area’s three major airports last year in which the safety of planes was put at risk by people pointing at them with lasers, federal officials said Wednesday.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (KCBS/AP) _ Oakland International and Mineta San Jose International airports rank fourth and fifth, respectively, in the number of reported laser strikes on aircraft, which put the lives of pilots and passengers […]