| Mar 4, 2015
| 12:22 PM
In one image he calmly rubs elbows with Iran's top leaders. In another, he bestows an avuncular gaze on a gaggle of militia fighters.
No matter where he appears, Gen. Qassem Suleimani, commander of Iran's elite Quds force, remains the stuff of U.S....
| Feb 17, 2015
| 4:43 PM
As if being an astronaut isn't cool enough, John Grunsfeld will soon join Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin in the elite band of space explorer legends.
After five space shuttle missions, the Chicago native and Highland Park High School graduate will be...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 1:08 PM
The second person to walk on the Moon is 85.
Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin tuned 85 Tuesday. On July 21, 1969, Aldrin followed Neil Armstrong by stepping foot on the Moon during the Apollo 11 manned lunar mission.
Edwin Eugene Aldrin was born Jan....
| Feb 7, 2015
| 10:34 AM
"The impact of her personality and its unwavering devotion to high principle and purpose cannot be contained in a single day or era."
– Martin Luther King (summarizing Eleanor Roosevelt's commitment to racial justice)
In honor of Black History...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 4:32 AM
More than four decades after the Apollo 11 moon landing, a cloth bag full of souvenirs brought back by astronaut Neil Armstrong has come to light.
Among the trove: a 16 mm movie camera from inside the lunar module that filmed its descent to the moon and...
| Jul 14, 2014
On Sunday, it will be 45 years since astronaut Neil Armstrong made the first step on the surface of the moon, and Da Vinci Science Center, which is hosting “SPACE: A Journey to Our Future” this summer is celebrating the anniversary with visits...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 11:17 AM
Engineers in a west suburban office complex have designed a new microphone that they say will be key to the future of smartphone and tablet technology because it gives consumers the ability to operate hand-held devices without touching them.
| Oct 16, 2014
| 9:00 PM
What happened to the American flag mounted amid the Ground Zero wreckage on Sept. 11, 2001?
Where is the pillbox hat Jackie Kennedy wore the day of President John F. Kennedy's assassination?
And why are the original Apollo moon landing tapes missing?...
| Nov 16, 2014
| 1:52 PM
George Samuel Mattingly, who with his business, Environmental Research Associates, helped NASA astronauts walk in space, died Nov. 4 at Coastal Hospice in Salisbury of a toxic reaction to iron infusion treatments. The former Timonium resident was 88....
| Sep 23, 2014
| 12:56 PM
Damien Chazelle, the writer-director of the Sundance hit "Whiplash," could be charting a course for the moon.
The 29-year-old filmmaker is in talks to direct "First Man," a biopic about astronaut Neil Armstrong, for Universal Pictures, the Los Angeles...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Kennedy Space Center is relatively quiet these days, but there’s a rebirth taking shape in the historic buildings and grounds.
On a recent tour, I was able to see ongoing work to retool large areas of the complex for a new era of space flight. I...