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  • NASA's shuttle program: An end of an era, or a promising new beginning?

     
    Space shuttle Atlantis' final liftoff triggers both political and emotional reactions as Americans wonder: Is this end of a bold and daring era?...
  • Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin: the tragic speech Nixon was prepared to give

     
    Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed safely on the moon 42 years ago but Nixon was ready with a touching speech written by William Safire if tragedy struck...
  • Apollo astronauts take aim at White House

     
    WASHINGTON — NASA’s decision this month to move forward with a big new rocket hasn’t stopped criticism of the White House from some corners of the space community, including Apollo luminaries Neil Armstrong and Gene Cernan who spoke...
  • NASA launches sound bite gallery for ringtones, alarms

     
    NASA recently made historic sound bites available on its website to be downloaded to your phone or computer as ringtones, alarms, and notifications....
  • Awarding gold medals to astronauts is no small step for lawmakers

     
    [From Richard Simon of the Tribune Washington Bureau] WASHINGTON — It’s probably a good thing that Congress didn't plan the moonshot. The House on Monday is expected to authorize the use of the U.S. Capitol Rotunda for a Nov. 16 ceremony to...
  • A haunting `what if?'

     
    Among the more memorable audio pieces played Sunday at the Third Coast Filmless Festival (my wife is the executive director of the sponsoring organization) was this one: Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong came within inches of tragedy when they landed......
  • Has NASA gone loony? Moon rocks or bust

     
    Really, NASA? You're hard up for funds, yet you've got the manpower to go after a septuagenarian California woman trying to sell a flyspeck of moon rock -- a supposed gift to her late husband from Neil Armstrong? Joann Davis......
  • Legendary astronauts awarded Congressional Gold Medals

     
    Space legends John Glenn, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins were awarded Congressional Gold Medals on Wednesday....
  • Space shuttle Endeavour over Los Angeles: Reader photos

     
    Space shuttle Endeavour: It was an air show to end all air shows, a one-off spectacle that saw California crane its collective neck to the sky in wonderment....
  • ‘60 Minutes’ explores face blindness, commercial space flight

     
    Musk, who co-founded Pay-Pal, answers criticism from Apollo astronauts Neil Armstrong and Gene Cernan about the shift to commercial space flight. "I was very sad to see that," Musk says. "Those guys are heroes of mine, so it's really tough. ... I wish...
  • Neil Armstrong: Tributes pour in for first man on the moon

     
    Tributes were pouring in for Neil Armstrong, who died Saturday of complications from heart surgery. Armstrong became the first person to set foot on the moon, on July 20, 1969, when he said: "That's one small step for man; one......