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Chuck Yeager

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  • Levon Helm, drummer and singer for The Band, dies of cancer

    Levon Helm, drummer and singer for The Band, dies of cancer
    Levon Helm was the rarest of musical multi-taskers: an unflappable drummer and a singer who wrung soul out of every note. He also was a terrific team player and bandmate; he made the people around him sound good. Helm was "the only drummer who could make...
  • Richard Whitcomb dies at 88; engineer's discoveries changed design of jets

    Richard Whitcomb dies at 88; engineer's discoveries changed design of jets
    Richard Whitcomb, a mechanical engineer who changed the way we fly today with three design innovations that made airplanes fly farther and faster using less fuel, has died. He was 88. Whitcomb died of pneumonia Tuesday in Newport News, Va. His...
  • A supersonic master

    A supersonic master
    SKYWALKER RANCH, Calif. -- What does an Oscar nomination sound like? For Randy Thom, it sounds like chalk raking down a blackboard combined with a stallion's whinny and an elephant trumpeting. It can also sound like 200 gas ovens flaring to life in unison...
  • Robert M. White dies at 85; pilot made history with 1962 test flight into space

    Robert M. White dies at 85; pilot made history with 1962 test flight into space
    Robert M. White was a 38-year-old U.S. Air Force major and record-setting test pilot at Edwards Air Force Base in 1962 when he joined the elite ranks of America's four astronauts. But Mercury astronauts Alan Shepard, Virgil Grissom, John Glenn and...
  • Writers and editors

    Writers and editors George MacDonald Fraser, 82; author of the "Flashman" series of historical adventure novels (Jan. 2) Gilbert A. Harrison, 92; editor of the New Republic, helped launch new talent (Jan. 3) Philip Agee, 72; former CIA official wrote...
  • 50 years from now, will NASA still inspire?

    50 years from now, will NASA still inspire?
    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...
  • Time of day calling it quits at AT&T

    It's the end of time, at least as far as AT&T is concerned. The brief note in customers' bills hardly does justice to the momentousness of the decision. "Service withdrawal," it blandly declares. "Effective September 2007, Time of Day information service...
  • Palin holds first solo rally in Nevada

     
    Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin greets supporters at a campaign rally at the Pony Express Pavillion in Mills Park in Carson City, Nevada on September 13, 2008. (ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images) by Jill Zuckman Carson City, Nev. - At the Pony......
  • Coming Attractions – Edwards Air Force Base Open House

     
    Dec. 16, 1929: An artist???s concept of John K. Northrop???s Flying Wing. Alas, the 1929 version of Northrop???s Flying Wing will not be on display during the open house at Edwards Air Force Base on Saturday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. But other interesting...
  • Blanche Stuart Scott: Aviation Pioneer

     
    July 24, 1910: Blanche Stuart Scott in the San Francisco Call. Aug. 6, 1910: Vassar College student Blanche Stuart Scott caps off a cross-country auto trip with a spin in a Farman biplane. She later became one of America’s first female fliers and took...
  • Stars Shine In Sacramento

    Stars Shine In Sacramento
    Celebrity watchers in Sacramento got a thrill Tuesday night when Hollywood star, Carol Burnett walked the red carpet outside the California Museum at 10th and O streets. The entertainment great was one of 13 people inducted into the 2009 California...