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Tribune senior correspondentIt looks, for all the world, like someplace out of this world, which is pretty much why NASA scientists and engineers recently journeyed here to a remote volcanic cinder field in northern Arizona. In this barren, black moonscape of a place just outside...
The coming year will be chock full of 1968 commemorations. Deservedly so, because that was a pivotal year in which the convulsions of a decade converged and the country slouched over the edge of a precipice. It was, after all, the year of the Tet...
Sun StaffGREENBELT -- It happened again. A NASA space shuttle lifted off from Cape Canaveral yesterday morning, and tears pooled in Bruce Schneck's eyes. "Every time we fly, I well up," confessed Schneck, 52, a Baltimore native and Honeywell Technology...
Tags: Employees, Florida, NASA, Television, Cape Canaveral
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterWhenever you hear a politician start a sentence with, "If we can put a man on the moon ... ," grab your wallet. For years, Democrats, enthralled by the cargo cult of the Kennedy presidency, have used the moon landing as proof that no big government...
Tags: Global Expansion, Sociology, White House, Weather, Barack Obama
Special to The TimesWalter M. "Wally" Schirra Jr., who followed his barnstorming parents into the sky as a Navy combat pilot and was the only astronaut to fly in the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo space programs, has died. He was 84. Schirra, who had been battling cancer,...
Today, Hickam and Simberg debate the marketing of the once-struggling Russian space program. Previously they discussed the grudge match between private space entrepreneurs and the federal space agency, examined the moon and Mars for signs of human life...
Tags: Dwight D. Eisenhower, NASA, Crimes, Arts and Culture, Death
Paul Haney, a former Washington journalist who went on to become the "voice" of manned space flight for NASA's Gemini and Apollo programs, died Thursday at a nursing home in Alamogordo, N.M. He was 80. Haney had been battling melanoma for more than two...
Tags: Ohio, NASA, Arts and Culture, Television, Death
Sun StaffFirst in an occasional series WARRENTON, Va. -- On a grass runway last fall, amid the low rolling hills of the countryside, Terry Queijo prepared for takeoff. Her 32-foot aircraft, a reproduction of a 1902 Wright brothers glider, resembled an...
Tags: Orville Wright, Science, Transportation, NASA, Arts and Culture
Special to the SentinelI can remember when I was a boy, I didn't really know what I wanted to be when I grew up. (It was long before I learned I wanted to write.) At the time, NASA was in full swing with the Apollo program and the war in Vietnam was waging. Astronauts and...
Tags: Defense, Health, Unrest, Conflicts and War, NASA, Death
Sun-SentinelDreher Park in West Palm Beach hides a tiny science museum with a broad range of lessons to teach. It can enthrall kids with starry vistas in its planetarium. It can wow them with a swirling tornado. It can scare them with a replica of a Tyrannosaurus rex...
Coverage from the day space shuttle Challenger exploded: Accident clamps indefinite hold on space shuttle programThe ambitious space shuttle schedule is in chaos, with all launches placed on hold until the inevitable investigations and soul-searching run their course. ''It's going to have an adverse effect on the whole space program,'' said Rep. George Brown Jr.,...
Tags: Ohio, George Brown, Elections, Disasters and Accidents, Science
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