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  • At 106, Ray. W. Hooker of Gloucester may the oldest NASA retiree

    At 106, Ray. W. Hooker of Gloucester may the oldest NASA retiree
    GLOUCESTER — John Glenn may be the oldest living astronaut, but he’s still a young pup compared to Ray W. Hooker. Hooker, 106, was in the twilight of his NASA career when Glenn rocketed to superstardom in 1962 as the first American to orbit...
  • NASA's space shuttle program has roots at Langley

    NASA's space shuttle program has roots at Langley
    Before Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, NASA was already planning what would become the space shuttle program. President Richard Nixon in early 1969 formed the Space Task Group, whose job was to chart the nation's future in space. One of the first...
  • Teel Time: Carrier Classic organizers want Newport News shipyard to design, build trophy for game

    Teel Time: Carrier Classic organizers want Newport News shipyard to design, build trophy for game
    Organizers of the Carrier Classic college basketball game scheduled for the deck of the Newport News-built USS Carl Vinson want the local shipyard to design and build the event's championship trophy. The Morale Entertainment Foundation is negotiating...
  • Shuttle blasts off while NASA Langley watches

    Shuttle blasts off while NASA Langley watches
    George Ware’s cigar stayed in its wrapper — just as it did more than 30 years ago when the space shuttle program took flight. A retired aerospace engineer, Ware wasn’t ready to celebrate Friday as Atlantis rocketed away from Earth on...
  • Shuttle program opened doors for minorities, women

    Shuttle program opened doors for minorities, women
    In 1972, President Nixon gave his blessing to ramp up Apollo's successor, the Space Transportation System (STS). Two years later, work began on the first space shuttle, a test vehicle that NASA planned to christen Constitution. Those plans changed...
  • Chicago throws a huge party for returning Moon Men

    Chicago throws a huge party for returning Moon Men
    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. With...
  • Why space exploration still matters

    As a child, I remember a coloring book that pictured a "Buck Rogers" rocket that looked like a football with three fins at its base. It was my job to give it life by coloring the rocket blast with yellows, oranges and reds that lifted the craft to stellar...
  • President Obama will attend Carrier Classic

    SAN DIEGO (AP) -- President Barack Obama will attend the Carrier Classic basketball game on Veterans Day on the USS Carl Vinson, the aircraft carrier that buried Osama bin Laden at sea. The White House confirmed Thursday that the nation's basketball-...
  • Private Funeral Held for Astronaut Neil Armstrong

    Private Funeral Held for Astronaut Neil Armstrong
    CINCINNATI, Ohio -- Neil Armstrong was buried Friday in a private service held by his family in Ohio. Memorials were also being held around the country, including events at the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum, Kennedy Space Center in Florida, and the US...
  • Neil Armstrong, first man on moon, dead at 82

    Neil Armstrong, first man on moon, dead at 82
    Former U.S. astronaut, Neil Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the moon, has died at the age of 82, his family said on Saturday. Armstrong underwent a heart-bypass surgery earlier this month, just two days after his birthday on August 5, to...
  • Factbox: U.S. Astronaut Neil Armstrong, First Man On The Moon

    (Reuters) - Facts about former U.S. astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, who has died at the age of 82, according to U.S. media: * Armstrong grew up in Ohio with a strong interest in flight and earned his pilot's license while...