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  • Future space explorers tour JPL

    Future space explorers tour JPL
    Thirty-two students in aerospace, engineering and science programs in 11 different countries descended on the Jet Propulsion Laboratory last week as part of a Caltech competition to design a mission to one of Mars' two moons, Phobos or Deimos. "Watching...
  • Readers question play of Mitt Romney, Neil Armstrong stories

     
    The front page of Sunday's Times featured a large profile of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney as a preview to the GOP National Convention, which was to begin Monday. A similar profile of President Obama is scheduled for this coming......
  • Shuttle program opened doors for minorities, women

    Shuttle program opened doors for minorities, women
    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...
  • Chicago throws a huge party for returning Moon Men

    Chicago throws a huge party for returning Moon Men
    Chicago went loony for the Moon Men. It was Aug. 13, 1969, and the city threw one monster party for Neil Armstrong, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin Jr. and Michael Collins, the Apollo 11 astronauts whose journey to the moon and back had captivated the world. With...
  • Neil Armstrong dies at 82; first person to walk on moon

    Neil Armstrong dies at 82; first person to walk on moon
    When Neil Armstrong became the first person to set foot on the moon, on July 20, 1969, he uttered a phrase that has been carved in stone and quoted across the planet: "That's one small step for man; one giant leap for mankind." The grainy black-and-...
  • 8/29/2012-Neil Armstrong

    8/29/2012-Neil Armstrong
    I was in the rec room with a cigarette in one hand and a Pepsi in the other. It was 1969, a hot and humid July night in Wheeling, Ill. My first wife and I were watching the moon landing with Walter Cronkite. There wasn't anybody better to anchor a...
  • John D. Lowry dies at 79; innovative film-restoration executive

    John D. Lowry dies at 79; innovative film-restoration executive
    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...
  • One giant leap for tourist-kind. Powering down, the Space Coast still harbors riches

    One giant leap for tourist-kind. Powering down, the Space Coast still harbors riches
    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — You know what it feels like to be in space? Like you're sick. Think head cold. "Your face gets kind of puffy," said Gerald Carr, 78, who once spent 84 days orbiting the Earth, as I picked at a piece of NASA-made red...
  • Space shuttle Discovery goes late but launches for final flight

    Space shuttle Discovery goes late but launches for final flight
    CAPE CANAVERAL — Nearly four months late — and held up by a last-minute computer glitch — Space Shuttle Discovery blasted off under clear blue skies Thursday afternoon on its final mission to the International Space Station before it...
  • Thousands watch 'awesome' Discovery launch

    TITUSVILLE -- Tears welled in Luann DeJoseph's eyes as she watched Space Shuttle Discovery soar into the sky Thursday afternoon. The woman – she said she was "in her 50's" and grew up watching NASA launch moon rockets -- whispered a prayer to...
  • Neil Armstrong died of complications after heart surgery

     
    Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, died following complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures, a statement Saturday from his family said....
  • Neil Armstrong among 'greatest of American heroes,' Obama says

     
    President Obama issued the following statement on the death of Neil Armstrong, who died Saturday of complications from heart surgery. He was 82....