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  • NASA shuttle pioneer C. Gordon Fullerton dies at 76

    NASA shuttle pioneer C. Gordon Fullerton dies at 76
    Former astronaut C. Gordon Fullerton, a NASA veteran of nearly 40 years, died Wednesday. He was 76. Fullerton, who lived in a care facility in Lancaster, Calif., had been in declining health since suffering a stroke in 2009. The former Air Force...
  • Robert S. Kraemer, NASA director of planetary exploration

    Robert S. Kraemer, NASA director of planetary exploration
    Robert S. Kraemer, former director of planetary exploration for NASA who was also an expert in rocket engines, died Tuesday at Brightview Assisted Living in Catonsville of complications from a fall. He was 84. The son of a citrus rancher and a...
  • Robert Kraemer dies at 84; former NASA head of planetary exploration

    Robert Kraemer dies at 84; former NASA head of planetary exploration
    Robert S. Kraemer, NASA's former director of planetary exploration who was also an expert in rocket engines, died Aug. 20 at an assisted living home in Catonsville, Md., of complications from a fall, his family said. He was 84. Kraemer joined NASA in...
  • Bruce Murray, ex-JPL director who pushed planetary exploration, dies

    Bruce Murray, ex-JPL director who pushed planetary exploration, dies
    Bruce C. Murray, a planetary astronomer who joined the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in 1960 and went on to lead the lab 16 years later, died early Thursday at his home in Oceanside. The cause of death was complications of Alzheimer’s disease,...
  • Adult Space Academy a trip to the stratosphere for serious space geeks

     Adult Space Academy a trip to the stratosphere for serious space geeks
    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — I was inept at moonwalking. My rocket was a dud. And I crashed the space shuttle. Fortunately, I was just an astronaut wannabe and not the real deal. But it's as close as this middle-aged space geek is going to get. That...
  • No. 1 'Gravity' posts biggest October debut ever with $55.6 million

    No. 1 'Gravity' posts biggest October debut ever with $55.6 million
    "Gravity" took flight at light speed this weekend, soaring past industry expectations as it rocketed to No. 1 at the box office. Alfonso Cuarón's 3-D space drama launched with a robust $55.6 million, according to an estimate from distributor Warner...
  • Time-lapse video captures Endeavour's final journey

    Time-lapse video captures Endeavour's final journey
    Special access and great attention to detail has created a captivating time-lapse of space shuttle Endeavour’s last trip from the Kennedy Space Center to its final stop in California.  Photographer Scott Andrews has been photographing the space...
  • X-Men 50th anniversary: 50 images from the Marvel mutants’ evolution

     
    A correction has been added to this post. See below for details. The X-Men’s 50th anniversary arrives in the inimitable […]...
  • Scientist Richard Feynman the heart of 'The Challenger Disaster'

    At a hearing of the presidential commission investigating the 1986 space shuttle Challenger disaster, Richard Feynman conducted an experiment of sorts in the media-packed room. The Caltech physicist and Nobel laureate clamped material from a shuttle O-...
  • X-Men 50th anniversary: Five artists who defined Marvel’s mutant team

     
    When “The X-Men” debuted 50 years ago, it was part of a wave of Marvel Comics spearheaded by writer/editor Stan […]...
  • C. Gordon Fullerton dies at 76; space shuttle astronaut, test pilot

    C. Gordon Fullerton waited years for his chance to go into space but less than six minutes after the space shuttle Challenger took off in 1985, he was starting to rethink it. One of the Challenger's three main engines suddenly shut down and Fullerton,...