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  • Sally Ride had the cool to break the barriers

    Sally Ride had the cool to break the barriers
    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...
  • SpaceX pushes back the final frontier

    SpaceX pushes back the final frontier
    If all goes as planned, sometime this morning a spacecraft will blast off from its launchpad in Cape Canaveral, Fla., and ride a fiery plume of contrails upward through the pre-dawn darkness to begin a two-week journey to the International Space Station...
  • A lofty Experience at Kennedy Space Center

    Houston, we have a problem. Several, actually. For one thing, I'm about to board the newest multimillion-dollar launch vehicle at Kennedy Space Center without matching socks, much less a space suit. Not that my astronaut guides seem to mind. They usher...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Q & A with Buzz Aldrin

    On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first two humans to land on the moon as an estimated 600 million people — the largest television audience in history — watched in awe. They spent 15 hours on the lunar surface —...
  • Central Floridians reflect on where they were when Eagle landed

    The Rev. Randolph Bracy Jr., president of the Orange County branch of the NAACP "I was in Tallahassee, in grad school [at Florida A&M University], coming out of class when I heard other students talking about it. A man walking on the moon — you had...
  • A 2-hour, 14-minute walk into history

    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...
  • Edward Bryant Jr. took his own giant leap in 1969

    Edward Bryant Jr. took his own giant leap in 1969
    Five months before Neil Armstrong took that famous giant step, Edward Bryant Jr. made an impressive leap of his own. Feb. 10, 1969, marked his first day on the job with Trans World Airlines. And the moment he first set foot in Kennedy Space Center, he...
  • The sudden descent of a shuttle astronaut

    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...
  • Arthur C. Clarke, 90; scientific visionary, acclaimed writer of '2001: A Space Odyssey'

    Arthur C. Clarke, 90; scientific visionary, acclaimed writer of '2001: A Space Odyssey'
    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...
  • Brian H. Mason dies at 92; scientist known for study of meteorites, moon rocks

    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...
  • Letter: Commercial rockets are ‘fundamental’ to space exploration

     
    WASHINGTON — The war of words over President Barack Obama’s new plan for NASA continued this week when more than 50 ex-astronauts, aerospace businessmen and scientists signed a letter supporting his proposal to replace the space shuttle with...