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  • 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar mission

    40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar mission
    On July 16, 1969 the crew of Apollo 11 blasted off from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on the historic quest to put the first men on the moon. To commemorate the 40th anniversary of this achievement, Sun photographer Karl Merton Ferron acquired...
  • 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...
  • Four decades ago we landed on the moon -- will we go further?

    Four decades ago we landed on the moon -- will we go further?
    Two months ago, former NASA astronaut Scott Parazynski ascended Mount Everest, carrying a lunar rock brought back by the Apollo 11 mission that landed on the moon 40 years ago tomorrow. Along the way, he endured hardships like those experienced by Neil...
  • 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...
  • Blog posts from Maryland teachers

    During the week of June 22, 33 middle and high school school math and science teachers from the Baltimore area were in Huntsville, Al., participating in the Honeywell Educators @ Space Academy program. These teachers applied for and were awarded...
  • 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...
  • Record-setting aviator Joe Kittinger details his high-flying life

    Record-setting aviator Joe Kittinger details his high-flying life
    Orlando's hall-of-fame aviator Joe Kittinger begins his new book with a moment just before he leaped from a balloon nearly 20 miles up at the edge of space. "The disc of the sun is sharp and brilliant against the ebony backdrop of deep space," the...
  • Hoping for orbit

    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...
  • 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...