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  • Space shuttle Discovery goes late but launches for final flight

    Space shuttle Discovery goes late but launches for final flight
    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...
  • Thousands watch 'awesome' Discovery launch

    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...
  • 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...
  • Hoping for orbit

    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...
  • 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...
  • NASA's space shuttle program has roots at Langley

    NASA's space shuttle program has roots at Langley
    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...
  • Teel Time: Carrier Classic organizers want Newport News shipyard to design, build trophy for game

    Teel Time: Carrier Classic organizers want Newport News shipyard to design, build trophy for game
    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...
  • Shuttle blasts off while NASA Langley watches

    Shuttle blasts off while NASA Langley watches
    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...
  • Shuttle program opened doors for minorities, women

    Shuttle program opened doors for minorities, women
    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...
  • Neil Armstrong: Wrong step for Obama

     
    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......
  • Tony Goldwyn; from actor to “Actor’s Director”

     
    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,&#...