| Apr 12, 2012
| 2:30 PM
David M.F. Lambert Sr., a retired lawyer who had once been an FBI agent, died April 4 of a heart attack at his Crumpton home.
He was 87.
The son of an Episcopal minister and a homemaker, Mr. Lambert was born in Hartford, Conn., and raised in Cambridge...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 12:20 PM
Ralph William Townsend, a retired computer and systems expert, died Sunday of heart failure at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Columbia.
The longtime Columbia resident was 82.
Mr. Townsend was born and raised in Fitchburg, Mass., where he graduated in 1947...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 7:55 PM
Any way you cut it, the situation at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory site outside Simi Valley is a mess.
The 2,850-acre former rocket engine test center is contaminated by a vast menu of radioactive isotopes and toxic chemicals. The condition of its...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Bob Thompson fondly remembers when Downey was buzzing with pride and payrolls as a major hub for work on the Apollo space program and the construction site for six space shuttles.
"Since the beginning of time, we had all these world leaders who looked...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 1:06 PM
Four bodies have been pulled from the site where a small plane plunged into two Connecticut homes, a fire official said Saturday. Those presumed dead are the pilot, a former Microsoft executive, his teenage son and two children in a home struck by the...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 9:18 PM
When Thomas V. Jones took control of Northrop Corp. in 1960, it was a secondary aerospace company whose future was uncertain, but the legendary gambles Jones made over the next 30 years swept the company to the top ranks of the defense industry during the...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The gig: Wanda M. Austin, 59, is the president and chief executive of Aerospace Corp., an El Segundo brain trust for the Pentagon's space program. Although not well known outside defense circles, it is regarded as one of the nation's most important...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 4:18 PM
Aug. 9, 2013, New Haven: A Rockwell International Turbo Commander 690B crashes into two houses on approach to Tweed-New Haven Airport, killing at least two people.
June 23, 2013, Ellington: Adam Curtis, 52, of Enfield, died when his ultralight, one-...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 6:00 PM
Norman J. "Bud" Goldstone, a former aerospace engineer who devised and directed the 1959 stress test that saved the Watts Towers from the wrecking ball by proving that the world-famous landmark was structurally sound and safe, has died. He was 86....
| Sep 21, 2012
| 6:24 PM
Flying as low as 1,500 feet around some of California's most distinctive landmarks, the space shuttle Endeavour completed its final voyage Friday to cheers and many photos. After taking off from Edwards Air Force Base on Friday morning, Endeavour headed.....
| Mar 20, 2013
| 12:13 AM
More than 100 interview tables are in the Rockwell International plant in El Segundo during the company's second Job Fair for former employees....
| Apr 10, 2013
| 12:54 AM
Nov. 17, 1981: The main engine in the space shuttle program undergoes a test firing at the Santa Susana Mountains field laboratory site of Rockwell International....