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  • Joseph Gavin dies at 90; former head of aerospace company Grumman

    Joseph Gavin dies at 90; former head of aerospace company Grumman
    Joseph Gavin, a retired president of the New York aerospace company Grumman who headed its Apollo lunar module program in the 1960s, died Oct. 31 at his home in Amherst, Mass. He was 90. Gavin's death was announced in a statement issued by Los Angeles-...
  • ‘60 Minutes’ explores face blindness, commercial space flight

     
    Musk, who co-founded Pay-Pal, answers criticism from Apollo astronauts Neil Armstrong and Gene Cernan about the shift to commercial space flight. "I was very sad to see that," Musk says. "Those guys are heroes of mine, so it's really tough. ... I wish...
  • A haunting `what if?'

     
    Among the more memorable audio pieces played Sunday at the Third Coast Filmless Festival (my wife is the executive director of the sponsoring organization) was this one: Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong came within inches of tragedy when they landed......
  • Has NASA gone loony? Moon rocks or bust

     
    Really, NASA? You're hard up for funds, yet you've got the manpower to go after a septuagenarian California woman trying to sell a flyspeck of moon rock -- a supposed gift to her late husband from Neil Armstrong? Joann Davis......
  • Legendary astronauts awarded Congressional Gold Medals

     
    Space legends John Glenn, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins were awarded Congressional Gold Medals on Wednesday....
  • Apollo astronauts take aim at White House

     
    WASHINGTON — NASA’s decision this month to move forward with a big new rocket hasn’t stopped criticism of the White House from some corners of the space community, including Apollo luminaries Neil Armstrong and Gene Cernan who spoke...
  • NASA launches sound bite gallery for ringtones, alarms

     
    NASA recently made historic sound bites available on its website to be downloaded to your phone or computer as ringtones, alarms, and notifications....
  • Awarding gold medals to astronauts is no small step for lawmakers

     
    [From Richard Simon of the Tribune Washington Bureau] WASHINGTON — It’s probably a good thing that Congress didn't plan the moonshot. The House on Monday is expected to authorize the use of the U.S. Capitol Rotunda for a Nov. 16 ceremony to...
  • Life beyond the space shuttle

     
    There was a lot for the 300 or so space enthusiasts to be down about, heading into the Sentinel's Beyond the Shuttle forum this morning in Orlando. In a few weeks, the shuttle will fly the last of 135 missions dating back to 1981. The Kennedy Space...
  • NASA's shuttle program: An end of an era, or a promising new beginning?

     
    Space shuttle Atlantis' final liftoff triggers both political and emotional reactions as Americans wonder: Is this end of a bold and daring era?...
  • Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin: the tragic speech Nixon was prepared to give

     
    Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed safely on the moon 42 years ago but Nixon was ready with a touching speech written by William Safire if tragedy struck...