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The Write Stuff - Orlando Sentinel[From Richard Simon of the Tribune Washington Bureau] WASHINGTON — It’s probably a good thing that Congress didn't plan the moonshot. The House on Monday is expected to authorize the use of the U.S. Capitol Rotunda for a Nov. 16 ceremony to...
GLOUCESTER — Ray W. Hooker can’t recall the day John Glenn became the first American to orbit Earth in 1962. But the 106-year-old former NASA engineer remembers his job leading up to the historic flight. Hooker circled the globe building...
GLOUCESTER — John Glenn may be the oldest living astronaut, but he’s still a young pup compared to Ray W. Hooker. Hooker, 106, was in the twilight of his NASA career when Glenn rocketed to superstardom in 1962 as the first American to orbit...
Purdue plans to honor astronaut Janice Voss, who died earlier this month of complications from cancer. Voss was born in South Bend. The school will host a public celebration for the Purdue Graduate this Friday in the Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering....
Russia's Phobos-Grunt spacecraft, a Mars probe that malfunctioned, is expected to fall back into Earth's atmosphere as early as this weekend. It will crash to our planet's surface, but is unlikely to hurt anyone on the ground. These 10 facts won't hurt...
John D. Lowry, an entertainment technology innovator who founded Lowry Digital Images, the renowned movie restoration company in Burbank that worked its magic by returning film classics such as "Casablanca" and "Star Wars" to their pristine state for...
The TV Guy - Orlando SentinelMusk, who co-founded Pay-Pal, answers criticism from Apollo astronauts Neil Armstrong and Gene Cernan about the shift to commercial space flight. "I was very sad to see that," Musk says. "Those guys are heroes of mine, so it's really tough. ... I wish...
As a child, I remember a coloring book that pictured a "Buck Rogers" rocket that looked like a football with three fins at its base. It was my job to give it life by coloring the rocket blast with yellows, oranges and reds that lifted the craft to stellar...
Tags: Astronomy, White House, Government, Science, National Government
Before Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, NASA was already planning what would become the space shuttle program. President Richard Nixon in early 1969 formed the Space Task Group, whose job was to chart the nation’s future in space. One of the...
Tags: Richard Nixon, Dick Powell, Space Programs, NASA, Long Island
KIAHBernard Harris saw his future when he watched Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walk on the moon. He knew that he wanted to be like them, but it seemed like an impossible dream. He was an African American kid who says he didn't see any astronauts with his...
Daily PressSAN DIEGO (AP) -- President Barack Obama will attend the Carrier Classic basketball game on Veterans Day on the USS Carl Vinson, the aircraft carrier that buried Osama bin Laden at sea. The White House confirmed Thursday that the nation's basketball-...
In 1972, President Nixon gave his blessing to ramp up Apollo's successor, the Space Transportation System (STS). Two years later, work began on the first space shuttle, a test vehicle that NASA planned to christen Constitution. Those plans changed...
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