| Oct 21, 2014
| 11:54 AM
In February of 1960, the American magazine Look ran a cover story that asked, "Should a Girl Be First in Space?" It was a sensational headline representing an audacious idea at the time. And as we all know, the proposal fell short. In 1961, NASA sent Alan...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 8:00 PM
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30 for 30 This new episode recalls the 1989...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 3:59 PM
Pat Summitt may be on the way to receiving the Congressional Gold Medal, but Sally Ride has a way to go.
Many are recommended for Congress' highest civilian honor, but only a handful receive it.
Still, it's been awarded to a heart surgeon, a comedian,...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 12:30 AM
Variety's Breakthrough of the Year Award recipients hit the red carpet Thursday night at the LVH Theater in Las Vegas during the Consumer Electronics Show.
"Veronica Mars" creator Rob Thomas thanked the fans of the series because "getting the film funded...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 12:30 AM
CES might be winding down, but it's going out with a star-studded bang Thursday at Variety's Breakthough of the Year Awards.
Held Thursday evening at the Las Vegas Hilton, the ceremony recognized a select group of rising stars in entertainment and...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Foreign honors and imitations thereof don't seem to thrive on this side of the Atlantic, prestigious as they may be back in Europe.
Consider the annual presentation of Presidential Medals of Freedom, our version of Britain's honors list, which by now...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 5:58 PM
SAN DIEGO — Above the water line, the Point Loma wharf at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography is impressive: large, high-tech ships dock there before cruising off to research sea life and climate conditions around the world. The skyline of...
| May 29, 2014
| 7:00 AM
That Sally Ride would become America's first woman in space in 1983 seems both unlikely and inevitable when reading Lynn Sherr's new biography, "Sally Ride" (Simon & Schuster, 400pp., $28). Unlikely because Ride was a sporty Southern California girl...
| May 11, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The gig: Andrea Belz, 42, is an author, nuclear physicist, business owner and an assistant professor at USC's Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies. Most recently, she was named academic director of a master's program in Entrepreneurship and...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 8:46 AM
Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, was an inspirational scientist. The institution she founded, Sally Ride Science, continues to organize camps and festivals for aspiring female astronauts. Perhaps there will come a day when we all can...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 6:00 AM
I was saddened to learn of astronaut Sally Ride's death ("Ride had the cool to break barriers," July 25). Outer space is infinite, but human life is not. Sixty-one seems too young for this pioneer to leave us.
I feel fortunate, blessed and privileged...