| Mar 24, 2013
| 4:04 PM
The course is Human Space Flight. The subject for today: analogues — the scenarios found in the world or contrived in the laboratory that NASA uses to simulate work and life aboard a space ship.
Naval Academy professor Ken Reightler leads the...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 1:42 PM
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...
| Aug 28, 2012
The front page of Sunday's Times featured a large profile of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney as a preview to the GOP National Convention, which was to begin Monday. A similar profile of President Obama is scheduled for this coming......
| Sep 8, 2010
| 8:08 PM
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...
| Aug 25, 2012
| 7:14 PM
When Neil Armstrong became the first person to set foot on the moon, on July 20, 1969, he uttered a phrase that has been carved in stone and quoted across the planet: "That's one small step for man; one giant leap for mankind."
The grainy black-and-...
| Jul 17, 2011
Chicago went loony for the Moon Men.
It was Aug. 13, 1969, and the city threw one monster party for Neil Armstrong, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin Jr. and Michael Collins, the Apollo 11 astronauts whose journey to the moon and back had captivated the world.
| 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...
| Feb 1, 2012
John D. Lowry, an entertainment technology innovator who founded Lowry Digital Images, the renowned movie restoration company in Burbank that worked its magic by returning film classics such as "Casablanca" and "Star Wars" to their pristine state for...
| Aug 26, 2012
| 3:52 AM
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......
| Aug 26, 2012
| 5:42 AM
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......
| Aug 28, 2012
| 4:46 PM
Discovery Channel will premiere “One Giant Leap: A Neil Armstrong Tribute” at 8 p.m. Saturday. The documentary features Armstrong's Apollo 11 crew mates Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins as well as footage of Armstrong's last public appearance....