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  • At 106, Ray. W. Hooker of Gloucester may the oldest NASA retiree

    At 106, Ray. W. Hooker of Gloucester may the oldest NASA retiree
    GLOUCESTER — John Glenn may be the oldest living astronaut, but he’s still a young pup compared to Ray W. Hooker. Hooker, 106, was in the twilight of his NASA career when Glenn rocketed to superstardom in 1962 as the first American to orbit...
  • Amazon's Jeff Bezos vows to recover Apollo 11 engines from ocean

    Amazon's Jeff Bezos vows to recover Apollo 11 engines from ocean
    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&...
  • Amazon CEO vows to recover Apollo 11 engines from seafloor

    Amazon CEO vows to recover Apollo 11 engines from seafloor
    Just days after "Titanic"director James Cameron traveled to the bottom of the sea, another wealthy adventurer has announced a spectacular deep ocean discovery. Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has unveiled plans to recover the F-1 engines that...
  • 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...
  • He Had A Dream

    He Had A Dream
    Bernard Harris saw his future when he watched Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walk on the moon. He knew that he wanted to be like them, but it seemed like an impossible dream. He was an African American kid who says he didn't see any astronauts with his...
  • President Obama will attend Carrier Classic

    SAN DIEGO (AP) -- President Barack Obama will attend the Carrier Classic basketball game on Veterans Day on the USS Carl Vinson, the aircraft carrier that buried Osama bin Laden at sea. The White House confirmed Thursday that the nation's basketball-...
  • Private Funeral Held for Astronaut Neil Armstrong

    Private Funeral Held for Astronaut Neil Armstrong
    CINCINNATI, Ohio -- Neil Armstrong was buried Friday in a private service held by his family in Ohio. Memorials were also being held around the country, including events at the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum, Kennedy Space Center in Florida, and the US...
  • Neil Armstrong, first man on moon, dead at 82

    Neil Armstrong, first man on moon, dead at 82
    Former U.S. astronaut, Neil Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the moon, has died at the age of 82, his family said on Saturday. Armstrong underwent a heart-bypass surgery earlier this month, just two days after his birthday on August 5, to...
  • Factbox: U.S. Astronaut Neil Armstrong, First Man On The Moon

    (Reuters) - Facts about former U.S. astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, who has died at the age of 82, according to U.S. media: * Armstrong grew up in Ohio with a strong interest in flight and earned his pilot's license while...
  • American Hero, Neil Armstrong, dies at 82

    American Hero, Neil Armstrong, dies at 82
    The nation is mourning an American icon.  Saturday afternoon, the family of Neil Armstrong confirmed he had died at the age of 82. Neil Armstrong was the man who uttered the famous words “one giant leap for mankind” when he became the first...
  • Whoops! NBC News Reports Death Of Astronaut Neil ... Young

    Whoops! NBC News Reports Death Of Astronaut Neil ... Young
    Aug 25 (TheWrap.com) - NBC News was one of the first to learn of the death of astronaut Neil Armstrong on Saturday, but instead announced the death of astronaut Neil Young. "Astronaut Neil Young, first man to walk on moon, dies at age 82," read the NBC...