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  • 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...
  • 10 things you might now know about space

    10 things you might now know about space
    Russia's Phobos-Grunt spacecraft, a Mars probe that malfunctioned, is expected to fall back into Earth's atmosphere as early as this weekend. It will crash to our planet's surface, but is unlikely to hurt anyone on the ground. These 10 facts won't hurt...
  • John D. Lowry dies at 79; innovative film-restoration executive

    John D. Lowry dies at 79; innovative film-restoration executive
    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...
  • Taken For Granted: One man's space junk is another's history

    Lift off. Astronaut Buzz Aldrin and I were pulling G’s and climbing toward the stars. And that’s the closest I ever got to space travel — sharing an elevator ride with this famous voyager to the moon. I was 15 when the Russians launched...
  • Tracking John Glenn's orbit 50 years ago

    Tracking John Glenn's orbit 50 years ago
    GLOUCESTER — Ray W. Hooker can’t recall the day John Glenn became the first American to orbit Earth in 1962. But the 106-year-old former NASA engineer remembers his job leading up to the historic flight. Hooker circled the globe building...
  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • Neil Armstrong 'opened a frontier' for all humanity, JPL head says

    Neil Armstrong 'opened a frontier' for all humanity, JPL head says
    The director of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory said he doesn’t know whether Neil Armstrong watched the Curiosity rover land on Mars this month. But he’s sure the world’s most famous astronaut would have liked what he saw. The...
  • 8/29/2012-Neil Armstrong

    8/29/2012-Neil Armstrong
    I was in the rec room with a cigarette in one hand and a Pepsi in the other. It was 1969, a hot and humid July night in Wheeling, Ill. My first wife and I were watching the moon landing with Walter Cronkite. There wasn't anybody better to anchor a...
  • Burb's Eye View: On Burbank's sidewalk to the stars

    Ernie Seiler made one promise to the bikers, joggers and dog-walkers craning their necks to see his crew on the Chandler Bikeway Monday night. “Give me 30 seconds and I’ll give you the universe,” he tells them. He points them left,...