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  • 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...
  • Legendary astronauts awarded Congressional Gold Medals

     
    Space legends John Glenn, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins were awarded Congressional Gold Medals on Wednesday....
  • 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...
  • 5 Things It's Good To Know: Shuttle Farewell, Killer Heatwave, Lion Roars...

    5 Things It's Good To Know: Shuttle Farewell, Killer Heatwave, Lion Roars...
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • He Had A Dream

    He Had A Dream
    Bernard Harris saw his future when he watched Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walk on the moon. He knew that he wanted to be like them, but it seemed like an impossible dream. He was an African American kid who says he didn't see any astronauts with his...
  • 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-...