| Feb 24, 2011
| 4:29 PM
CAPE CANAVERAL — Nearly four months late — and held up by a last-minute computer glitch — Space Shuttle Discovery blasted off under clear blue skies Thursday afternoon on its final mission to the International Space Station before it...
| Feb 24, 2011
| 3:28 PM
TITUSVILLE -- Tears welled in Luann DeJoseph's eyes as she watched Space Shuttle Discovery soar into the sky Thursday afternoon. The woman – she said she was "in her 50's" and grew up watching NASA launch moon rockets -- whispered a prayer to...
| Sep 8, 2010
| 8:08 PM
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...
| Aug 22, 2010
The Johnsville Centrifuge, at the heart of a new space-themed museum in Bucks County, gave America's earliest astronauts their wildest rides on earth.
It tossed, turned and whirled Alan Shepard (first American in space), John Glenn (first American to...
| Jun 19, 2010
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...
| Jul 3, 2011
| 9:53 AM
Before Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, NASA was already planning what would become the space shuttle program.
President Richard Nixon in early 1969 formed the Space Task Group, whose job was to chart the nation's future in space.
One of the first...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 10:48 AM
Organizers of the Carrier Classic college basketball game scheduled for the deck of the Newport News-built USS Carl Vinson want the local shipyard to design and build the event's championship trophy.
The Morale Entertainment Foundation is negotiating...
| Jul 8, 2011
| 1:42 PM
George Ware’s cigar stayed in its wrapper — just as it did more than 30 years ago when the space shuttle program took flight.
A retired aerospace engineer, Ware wasn’t ready to celebrate Friday as Atlantis rocketed away from Earth on...
| Jul 8, 2011
| 4:45 PM
In 1972, President Nixon gave his blessing to ramp up Apollo's successor, the Space Transportation System (STS). Two years later, work began on the first space shuttle, a test vehicle that NASA planned to christen Constitution.
Those plans changed...
| Apr 14, 2010
by Mark Silva President Barack Obama is bound for Florida on Thursday for a forum on his budgetary plans for redirecting the American space program -- away from the Moon and toward other missions. There are a lot of new......
| Oct 23, 2010
It begins, Tony Goldwyn says, “by loving actors, by having this built-in compassion for what they do and how they do it.” Goldwyn is one of their number — an accomplished character actor best known for being the villain of “Ghost,...