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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,...
  • Sally Ride had the cool to break the barriers

    Sally Ride had the cool to break the barriers
    Sally Ride had the coolest name. Perfect for the first American woman in space. On that day in 1983 when she shattered the ultimate glass ceiling aboard the shuttle Challenger, many in the crowd of a quarter-million people watching the launch — a...
  • Four decades ago we landed on the moon -- will we go further?

    Four decades ago we landed on the moon -- will we go further?
    Two months ago, former NASA astronaut Scott Parazynski ascended Mount Everest, carrying a lunar rock brought back by the Apollo 11 mission that landed on the moon 40 years ago tomorrow. Along the way, he endured hardships like those experienced by Neil...
  • 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar mission

    40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar mission
    On July 16, 1969 the crew of Apollo 11 blasted off from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on the historic quest to put the first men on the moon. To commemorate the 40th anniversary of this achievement, Sun photographer Karl Merton Ferron acquired...
  • A lofty Experience at Kennedy Space Center

    Houston, we have a problem. Several, actually. For one thing, I'm about to board the newest multimillion-dollar launch vehicle at Kennedy Space Center without matching socks, much less a space suit. Not that my astronaut guides seem to mind. They usher...
  • Edward Bryant Jr. took his own giant leap in 1969

    Edward Bryant Jr. took his own giant leap in 1969
    Five months before Neil Armstrong took that famous giant step, Edward Bryant Jr. made an impressive leap of his own. Feb. 10, 1969, marked his first day on the job with Trans World Airlines. And the moment he first set foot in Kennedy Space Center, he...
  • Record-setting aviator Joe Kittinger details his high-flying life

    Record-setting aviator Joe Kittinger details his high-flying life
    Orlando's hall-of-fame aviator Joe Kittinger begins his new book with a moment just before he leaped from a balloon nearly 20 miles up at the edge of space. "The disc of the sun is sharp and brilliant against the ebony backdrop of deep space," the...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Q & A with Buzz Aldrin

    On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first two humans to land on the moon as an estimated 600 million people — the largest television audience in history — watched in awe. They spent 15 hours on the lunar surface —...
  • Central Floridians reflect on where they were when Eagle landed

    The Rev. Randolph Bracy Jr., president of the Orange County branch of the NAACP "I was in Tallahassee, in grad school [at Florida A&M University], coming out of class when I heard other students talking about it. A man walking on the moon — you had...
  • A 2-hour, 14-minute walk into history

    The Eagle landed in the Sea of Tranquility at 4:17 p.m. EDT with 20 seconds of descent fuel remaining for the landing, about 4 miles from the original target. The plan called for astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to get some rest before exploring...