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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Amazon's Jeff Bezos vows to recover Apollo 11 engines from ocean

    Amazon's Jeff Bezos vows to recover Apollo 11 engines from ocean
    Ever wonder what kind of random hobbies you’d take up if you were a billionaire? Well, for Amazon.comĀ  founder and CEO Jeff Bezos -- worth $18.4 billion according to Forbes -- it’s about tracking down old rocket engines. Did we mention they&...
  • Amazon CEO vows to recover Apollo 11 engines from seafloor

    Amazon CEO vows to recover Apollo 11 engines from seafloor
    Just days after "Titanic"director James Cameron traveled to the bottom of the sea, another wealthy adventurer has announced a spectacular deep ocean discovery. Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has unveiled plans to recover the F-1 engines that...
  • 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-...
  • Private Funeral Held for Astronaut Neil Armstrong

    Private Funeral Held for Astronaut Neil Armstrong
    CINCINNATI, Ohio -- Neil Armstrong was buried Friday in a private service held by his family in Ohio. Memorials were also being held around the country, including events at the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum, Kennedy Space Center in Florida, and the US...
  • Neil Armstrong, first man on moon, dead at 82

    Neil Armstrong, first man on moon, dead at 82
    Former U.S. astronaut, Neil Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the moon, has died at the age of 82, his family said on Saturday. Armstrong underwent a heart-bypass surgery earlier this month, just two days after his birthday on August 5, to...