| Mar 4, 2015
| 12:22 PM
In one image he calmly rubs elbows with Iran's top leaders. In another, he bestows an avuncular gaze on a gaggle of militia fighters.
No matter where he appears, Gen. Qassem Suleimani, commander of Iran's elite Quds force, remains the stuff of U.S....
| Feb 17, 2015
| 4:43 PM
As if being an astronaut isn't cool enough, John Grunsfeld will soon join Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin in the elite band of space explorer legends.
After five space shuttle missions, the Chicago native and Highland Park High School graduate will be...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 4:32 AM
More than four decades after the Apollo 11 moon landing, a cloth bag full of souvenirs brought back by astronaut Neil Armstrong has come to light.
Among the trove: a 16 mm movie camera from inside the lunar module that filmed its descent to the moon and...
| Feb 7, 2015
| 10:34 AM
"The impact of her personality and its unwavering devotion to high principle and purpose cannot be contained in a single day or era."
– Martin Luther King (summarizing Eleanor Roosevelt's commitment to racial justice)
In honor of Black History...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 1:08 PM
The second person to walk on the Moon is 85.
Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin tuned 85 Tuesday. On July 21, 1969, Aldrin followed Neil Armstrong by stepping foot on the Moon during the Apollo 11 manned lunar mission.
Edwin Eugene Aldrin was born Jan....
| Jul 14, 2014
On Sunday, it will be 45 years since astronaut Neil Armstrong made the first step on the surface of the moon, and Da Vinci Science Center, which is hosting “SPACE: A Journey to Our Future” this summer is celebrating the anniversary with visits...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 7:55 PM
The traveling 20-year retrospective of French Conceptual artist Pierre Huyghe turns the Los Angeles County Museum of Art into a mammoth vivarium — a carefully orchestrated, walk-in terrarium-cum-aquarium. The exhibition creates a self-contained...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Kennedy Space Center is relatively quiet these days, but there’s a rebirth taking shape in the historic buildings and grounds.
On a recent tour, I was able to see ongoing work to retool large areas of the complex for a new era of space flight. I...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 1:16 PM
The Orion space capsule that is prepped for launch Thursday morning is a unique first in many ways for Kennedy Space Center, and for Florida.
It’s the first real launch test for a new generation of manned space vehicles. It’s the heaviest...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 6:47 PM
Peaceful, with reason
The Peninsula did not experience the protests seen elsewhere in the wake of a grand jury's decision to not charge Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown over the summer....
| Dec 5, 2014
| 12:13 PM
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