| Sep 13, 2012
| 12:26 PM
Pioneering astronaut Neil Armstrong’s public memorial was held today in Washington, D.C., and the first man to walk on the moon was also honored by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank).
Speaking on the floor of the House of Representatives, Schiff noted he...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 3:00 AM
I still remember — although details are somewhat cloudy now, the gist of it is still clear as bell — the night when my teen and toddler brother and sisters, my father, some workers on the farm and I sat around a fire, on a somewhat cold night,...
| May 19, 2012
| 3:00 AM
If all goes as planned, sometime this morning a spacecraft will blast off from its launchpad in Cape Canaveral, Fla., and ride a fiery plume of contrails upward through the pre-dawn darkness to begin a two-week journey to the International Space Station...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 5:21 PM
Sally Ride had the coolest name. Perfect for the first American woman in space.
On that day in 1983 when she shattered the ultimate glass ceiling aboard the shuttle Challenger, many in the crowd of a quarter-million people watching the launch — a...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 5:07 PM
Ever wonder what kind of random hobbies you’d take up if you were a billionaire?
Well, for Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos -- worth $18.4 billion according to Forbes -- it’s about tracking down old rocket engines. Did we mention they&...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 1:42 PM
Now that Christmas is over, I have a new seasonal tune stuck in my head. Maybe it wasn't intended as a holiday song, but it's one I often find myself humming around the end of December and start of January: "Nothing Was Delivered," an obscure Bob Dylan...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 3:36 PM
NEW YORK -- Although we first got to know the surly seeming Mark McNairy when he succeeded Daiki Suzuki as creative director of Woolrich Woolen Mills in 2010, his fashion-related curriculum vitae stretches back a bit further and includes a four-year stint...
| Mar 24, 2013
| 4:04 PM
The course is Human Space Flight. The subject for today: analogues — the scenarios found in the world or contrived in the laboratory that NASA uses to simulate work and life aboard a space ship.
Naval Academy professor Ken Reightler leads the...
| Apr 4, 2013
Thirty-two students in aerospace, engineering and science programs in 11 different countries descended on the Jet Propulsion Laboratory last week as part of a Caltech competition to design a mission to one of Mars' two moons, Phobos or Deimos.
| Aug 27, 2012
In honor of the passing of Neil Armstrong, whose first step on the lunar surface marked a “giant leap for mankind,” History plans to air a full day of programming about the astronaut and the Apollo 11 mission that first brought humankind to...
| Sep 13, 2012
It’s one of the most exciting missions in NASA’s history, and certainly one that’s been capturing the public’s imagination. The latest mission to Mars has renewed considerable interest in the space program, and inspired at least...