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  • NASA's space shuttle program has roots at Langley

    NASA's space shuttle program has roots at Langley
    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 first...
  • Teel Time: Carrier Classic organizers want Newport News shipyard to design, build trophy for game

    Teel Time: Carrier Classic organizers want Newport News shipyard to design, build trophy for game
    Organizers of the Carrier Classic college basketball game scheduled for the deck of the Newport News-built USS Carl Vinson want the local shipyard to design and build the event's championship trophy. The Morale Entertainment Foundation is negotiating...
  • Shuttle blasts off while NASA Langley watches

    Shuttle blasts off while NASA Langley watches
    George Ware’s cigar stayed in its wrapper — just as it did more than 30 years ago when the space shuttle program took flight. A retired aerospace engineer, Ware wasn’t ready to celebrate Friday as Atlantis rocketed away from Earth on...
  • 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...
  • Taken For Granted: One man's space junk is another's history

    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...
  • 10 things you might now know about space

    10 things you might now know about space
    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...
  • 5 Things It's Good To Know: Shuttle Farewell, Killer Heatwave, Lion Roars...

    5 Things It's Good To Know: Shuttle Farewell, Killer Heatwave, Lion Roars...
    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...
  • Tracking John Glenn's orbit 50 years ago

    Tracking John Glenn's orbit 50 years ago
    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...
  • At 106, Ray. W. Hooker of Gloucester may the oldest NASA retiree

    At 106, Ray. W. Hooker of Gloucester may the oldest NASA retiree
    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...
  • Amazon's Jeff Bezos vows to recover Apollo 11 engines from ocean

    Amazon's Jeff Bezos vows to recover Apollo 11 engines from ocean
    Ever wonder what kind of random hobbies you’d take up if you were a billionaire? Well, for Amazon.com  founder and CEO Jeff Bezos -- worth $18.4 billion according to Forbes -- it’s about tracking down old rocket engines. Did we mention they&...
  • Amazon CEO vows to recover Apollo 11 engines from seafloor

    Amazon CEO vows to recover Apollo 11 engines from seafloor
    Just days after "Titanic"director James Cameron traveled to the bottom of the sea, another wealthy adventurer has announced a spectacular deep ocean discovery. Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has unveiled plans to recover the F-1 engines that...
  • He Had A Dream

    He Had A Dream
    Bernard 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...