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  • Bill Dana dies at 83; NASA test pilot helped usher in space age

    Bill Dana dies at 83; NASA test pilot helped usher in space age
    The black sky enveloped NASA test pilot Bill Dana as his X-15 rocket plane stopped climbing at 306,900 feet and began teetering back toward the small brown stretch of Mojave Desert more than 58 miles below. "The horizon appeared as a ring of bright blue...
  • Previous Hollywood Christmas Parades

     
    A From the Archive photo gallery of previous Hollywood Christmas Parade images....
  • Readers question play of Mitt Romney, Neil Armstrong stories

     
    The front page of Sunday's Times featured a large profile of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney as a preview to the GOP National Convention, which was to begin Monday. A similar profile of President Obama is scheduled for this coming......
  • Historical journey

    Historical journey
    Long before Washington, D.C., existed, the shores of the Potomac were divided into plantations owned by wealthy traders and gentleman farmers. Mount Vernon -- just 16 miles from Washington -- was a plantation George Washington inherited and lived in...
  • 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...
  • Chicago throws a huge party for returning Moon Men

    Chicago throws a huge party for returning Moon Men
    Chicago went loony for the Moon Men. It was Aug. 13, 1969, and the city threw one monster party for Neil Armstrong, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin Jr. and Michael Collins, the Apollo 11 astronauts whose journey to the moon and back had captivated the world. With...
  • Why space exploration still matters

    As a child, I remember a coloring book that pictured a "Buck Rogers" rocket that looked like a football with three fins at its base. It was my job to give it life by coloring the rocket blast with yellows, oranges and reds that lifted the craft to stellar...
  • 10 things you might now know about space

    10 things you might now know about space
    Russia's Phobos-Grunt spacecraft, a Mars probe that malfunctioned, is expected to fall back into Earth's atmosphere as early as this weekend. It will crash to our planet's surface, but is unlikely to hurt anyone on the ground. These 10 facts won't hurt...