| Feb 4, 2012
| 8:25 AM
Lift off. Astronaut Buzz Aldrin and I were pulling G’s and climbing toward the stars. And that’s the closest I ever got to space travel — sharing an elevator ride with this famous voyager to the moon.
I was 15 when the Russians launched...
| Jan 15, 2012
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...
| Jul 20, 2011
| 1:22 PM
Apple Launches Lion, And It Roars
Today, Apple hopes to continue that roaring pace by trotting out OS X Lion, the eighth major release (in 10 years) of the Mac's OS X operating system. Lion is the successor to Snow Leopard and before that, Leopard. Apple...
| Dec 14, 2009
Brian H. Mason, a Smithsonian scientist internationally known for his study of meteorites and moon rocks and who was the first to discover that a rock found in Antarctica came from the moon, has died. He was 92.
Mason died of renal failure Dec. 3 at...
| Feb 8, 2007
After 19 years of marriage, three children and one magnificent shuttle flight into space, NASA astronaut Lisa Marie Nowak's life was beginning to unravel.
The Navy captain had separated from her husband a few weeks ago and, according to papers filed in...
| Mar 19, 2008
Arthur C. Clarke, who peered into the heavens with a homemade telescope as a boy and grew up to become a visionary titan of science-fiction writing and collaborated with director Stanley Kubrick on the landmark film "2001: A Space Odyssey," has died. He...
| Sep 29, 2008
The front hall of the National Air and Space Museum is a temple to man-made wonders. Charles Lindbergh's Spirit of St.. Louis is here, suspended in mock flight near the Bell. X-1 that Chuck Yeager flew to break the sound barrier.
But it's what sits...
| Sep 29, 2008
In the beginning, there were heroes. John Glenn, Alan Shepard, Gus Grissom and others embraced a clear and perilous mission: to land a man on the moon within a decade. The president challenged them. The country cheered them. And the world rejoiced that...
| Jul 16, 2009
It's been 40 years since the Apollo 11 blasted-off on its historic mission, and now you can go along for the ride.
The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston has set up a website called "We Choose The Moon" that allows you to track the...
| Jul 20, 2009
| 5:08 PM
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The astronauts aboard the shuttle-station complex celebrated the 40th anniversary of man's first moon landing with their own spacewalk Monday, heading outside to stockpile some big spare parts.
In the second outing of their...
| Jul 17, 2009
CBS executive says retired CBS anchorman Walter Cronkite, "the most trusted man in America," has died at his home in New York. He was 92.
CBS vice president Linda Mason says Cronkite died at 7:42 p.m. after a long illness with his family by his side....
| Jul 19, 2009
The Eagle landed in the Sea of Tranquility at 4:17 p.m. EDT with 20 seconds of descent fuel remaining for the landing, about 4 miles from the original target.
The plan called for astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to get some rest before exploring...