| Aug 25, 2012
| 1:53 PM
Neil Armstrong’s family said they were “heartbroken” to share the news that the former NASA astronaut and the first person to step foot on the moon had died Saturday of complications from heart surgery. Armstrong was 82....
| Aug 27, 2012
| 4:46 PM
Neil Armstrong, who died Saturday at age 82, will be saluted with a day of programs Tuesday on History. The programs focus on the space program and the Apollo 11 mission, during which Armstrong became the first human to walk on the moon. The times and...
| Aug 25, 2012
| 1:24 PM
Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, died following complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures, a statement Saturday from his family said....
| Jul 3, 2011
| 9:53 AM
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...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 10:48 AM
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...
| Jul 8, 2011
| 1:42 PM
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...
| May 19, 2012
| 3:00 AM
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...
| Feb 4, 2012
| 8:25 AM
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...
| Jan 15, 2012
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...
| Jul 20, 2011
| 1:22 PM
Apple Launches Lion, And It Roars
Today, Apple hopes to continue that roaring pace by trotting out OS X Lion, the eighth major release (in 10 years) of the Mac's OS X operating system. Lion is the successor to Snow Leopard and before that, Leopard. Apple...
| Feb 21, 2012
| 6:47 AM
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...