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  • Schiff: Astronaut Armstrong 'a reluctant hero'

    Schiff: Astronaut Armstrong 'a reluctant hero'
    Pioneering astronaut Neil Armstrong’s public memorial was held today in Washington, D.C., and the first man to walk on the moon was also honored by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank). Speaking on the floor of the House of Representatives, Schiff noted he...
  • A rocket scientist's lament

    I still remember — although details are somewhat cloudy now, the gist of it is still clear as bell — the night when my teen and toddler brother and sisters, my father, some workers on the farm and I sat around a fire, on a somewhat cold night,...
  • Space shuttle Endeavour over Los Angeles: Reader photos

     
    Space shuttle Endeavour: It was an air show to end all air shows, a one-off spectacle that saw California crane its collective neck to the sky in wonderment....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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?...
  • Oscar Sunday is also FILM SLAM Sunday

     
    By coincidence, this month's Film  Slam of indie short films, locally made and judged against one another by the audience, is happening on Oscar Sunday. Tim Anderson will emcee the event at The Enzian, beginning at 1.  Here's the “Red Band”...
  • Geraldine Ferraro and the 'dark backward and abysm' of political time

     
    About Geraldine Ferraro, who died over the weekend. There had been a rather unpleasant patch there in early 2008 after Ferraro, a supporter of Hillary Rodham Clinton, told the Daily Breeze that "If Obama was a white man, he would......
  • Space exploration: Goodbye to Spirit, one plucky little rover

     
    To paraphrase Douglas Adams and his "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy": So long, Spirit, and thanks for all the data. JPL's Spirit rover landed on Mars in January 2004. As Times staff writer Amina Khan noted Tuesday: Along with its......
  • 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....