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  • Neil Armstrong: Tributes pour in for first man on the moon

     
    Tributes were pouring in for Neil Armstrong, who died Saturday of complications from heart surgery. Armstrong became the first person to set foot on the moon, on July 20, 1969, when he said: "That's one small step for man; one......
  • Neil Armstrong remembered by John Glenn, NASA head

     
    Top NASA officials and former astronauts praised the late Neil Armstrong on Saturday, saying he made a major mark on space exploration. "When I think of Neil, I think of someone who for our country was dedicated enough to dare......
  • Life on Mars? Dutch company to offer one-way trips to the Red Planet

     
    In 1990′s “Total Recall,” Arnold Schwarzenegger had a simple directive to himself: “Get your ass to Mars.” Now a nonprofit ......
  • Space shuttle Endeavour over Los Angeles: Reader photos

     
    Space shuttle Endeavour: It was an air show to end all air shows, a one-off spectacle that saw California crane its collective neck to the sky in wonderment....
  • City Lights: A list for why this recovering list addict is going list-less (from now on)

    City Lights: A list for why this recovering list addict is going list-less (from now on)
    Now that Christmas is over, I have a new seasonal tune stuck in my head. Maybe it wasn't intended as a holiday song, but it's one I often find myself humming around the end of December and start of January: "Nothing Was Delivered," an obscure Bob Dylan...
  • Mourners recall Neil Armstrong's 'life well-lived and service nobly rendered'

    Mourners recall Neil Armstrong's 'life well-lived and service nobly rendered'
    Highlights - NASA gives Armstrong's family an American flag from Johnson Space Center - Hundreds attend a memorial ceremony at Washington National Cathedral - Armstrong is remembered as an extraordinary man who shared credit with many - Armstrong,...
  • Schiff: Astronaut Armstrong 'a reluctant hero'

    Schiff: Astronaut Armstrong 'a reluctant hero'
    Pioneering astronaut Neil Armstrong’s public memorial was held today in Washington, D.C., and the first man to walk on the moon was also honored by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank). Speaking on the floor of the House of Representatives, Schiff noted he...
  • A rocket scientist's lament

    I still remember — although details are somewhat cloudy now, the gist of it is still clear as bell — the night when my teen and toddler brother and sisters, my father, some workers on the farm and I sat around a fire, on a somewhat cold night,...
  • Long good-byes and longer movies

    Long good-byes and longer movies
    It's that time in our program to stop and remember the folks we lost this year. •Actors: Peggy Ahern, 95, and Jack Hanlon, 96 ("Our Gang" kids); Dimitra Arliss ("The Sting"), 79; R.G. Armstrong, 95; Luke Askew, 80; Zina Bethune, 66; Turhan Bey, 90;...
  • 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...