| Sep 30, 2011
| 4:29 PM
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...
| Oct 13, 2011
| 11:30 AM
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- President Barack Obama will attend the Carrier Classic basketball game on Veterans Day on the USS Carl Vinson, the aircraft carrier that buried Osama bin Laden at sea.
The White House confirmed Thursday that the nation's basketball-...
| Feb 1, 2011
| 1:13 PM
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...
| Jul 3, 2011
| 9:53 AM
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...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 10:48 AM
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...
| Jul 8, 2011
| 1:42 PM
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...
| Jul 8, 2011
| 4:45 PM
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...
| Aug 22, 2010
The Johnsville Centrifuge, at the heart of a new space-themed museum in Bucks County, gave America's earliest astronauts their wildest rides on earth.
It tossed, turned and whirled Alan Shepard (first American in space), John Glenn (first American to...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 5:21 PM
Sally Ride had the coolest name. Perfect for the first American woman in space.
On that day in 1983 when she shattered the ultimate glass ceiling aboard the shuttle Challenger, many in the crowd of a quarter-million people watching the launch — a...
| Feb 21, 2012
| 6:47 AM
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...
| Feb 21, 2012
| 6:54 AM
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...