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It Shoulda Been a Giant Step for Womankind Too

Martha Burk | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics
Martha Burk

So while we're reminiscing about the glory days of the U.S. space program, remember the women who were left behind -- that giant step should have been for womankind too.

A Grandmother on Moon Thoughts, 45 Years Later

Margaret Sullivan | Posted 09.20.2014 | Politics
Margaret Sullivan

Time and attention are quirky. We were in Washington when the Russians launched Sputnik in 1957 starting the Space race, aware but focused more on new baby, new job.

Spaceflight Legend Has Surgery

AP | Posted 06.12.2014 | Science

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Former astronaut and U.S. senator John Glenn has had a heart valve replacement as he approaches his 93rd birthday. Glenn, the...

Thinking 2016: At the 30th Anniversary of Gary Hart's Iowa Breakthrough, Could It Be Done Again?

William Bradley | Posted 04.28.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

It's 30 years since the 1984 Iowa presidential caucuses, in which then dark horse Democratic presidential candidate Gary Hart broke though to the front ranks of presidential contenders with a "shock" second place finish.

Navy Names Ship In Honor Of John Glenn

AP | Posted 02.01.2014 | Politics

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The military on Saturday christened a Navy logistics ship in honor of John Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth. The former Oh...

FOR SALE: Astronaut's Jealous Letter To His Mom

AP | RIK STEVENS | Posted 01.25.2014 | Science

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — In October 1961, Gus Grissom glumly confided to his mother in a letter that is now up for auction that he and his fellow Mercur...

The Right Stuff Is Still Thrilling After 30 Years!

Jay Weston | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

Nancy Pelosi flew into Los Angeles for a screening on Wednesday evening. The House Minority Speaker arrived at the Landmark Theatres about 7 p.m. an...

Second U.S. Astronaut To Orbit Earth Eulogized By First

AP | DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 11.02.2013 | Science

BOULDER, Colo. -- BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Astronaut Scott Carpenter had an adventuresome spirit and was driven to know everything he could about the u...

An Open Letter to American Citizens on Constitution Day

Sandra Day O’Connor | Posted 11.17.2013 | Politics
Sandra Day O’Connor

Throughout American history, our country's greatest political and social movements have been fueled by the actions and ideas of an active and engaged citizenry.

Astronauts' Wives Spotlighted In Provocative New Book | Clara Moskowitz | Posted 06.25.2013 | Science

NEW YORK — The American heroes of the space race are well-known: Alan Shepard, John Glenn, Neil Armstrong and more. But less well-known are a secon...

That's Entertainment... or Is It News? Or Does It Even Matter?

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 08.05.2013 | Media
Michael Rosenblum

We have long been sliding toward this merging of exciting entertainment as opposed to boring news and journalism and soon we will not be able to tell the difference, or even care that there is one.

My Dad and JFK: Assassination Conspiracy Theorists Keep My Late Father in Their Sights

Peter Mandel | Posted 07.20.2013 | Politics
Peter Mandel

When will Americans, we of middle age, especially, move on? In the absence of new witnesses or of other fresh and vital information, might it make sense to stop our chattering and to open files on the other parts of our lives?

Recalling George McGovern's Last Campaign

William Bradley | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

George McGovern lived these core ideals of the American Republic, acting in the tradition of Jefferson and the Enlightenment. And he lived them in dramatic action, in some of the most turbulent times of American history.

John Glenn Helps Out Obama

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 10.15.2012 | Politics

Former Ohio Democratic Senator and astronaut John Glenn appears in a new ad for President Barack Obama, released Monday. Glenn, 91, says to the cam...

PHOTOS: Honoring Neil Armstrong

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 11.13.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON — The nation bid farewell Thursday to Neil Armstrong, the first man to take a giant leap onto the moon. The pioneers of space, the p...

'One Small Step': Remembering Neil Armstrong

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 10.26.2012 | Science
Robert L. Cavnar

Neil Armstrong represented all that was the ideal in our time. I'll never forget watching those grainy images that night, as Armstrong jumped off the ladder of the lander onto the surface of the moon.

NASA's Pioneering Astronauts: Where Are They Now?

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 10.25.2012 | Science

As space exploration has become more common and the number of astronauts has risen past 300, many names have faded into the background. But some will ...

John Glenn Mourns Loss Of Neil Armstrong

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 10.25.2012 | Science

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth, said Neil Armstrong dedicated himself to his country and will always b...

Sally's Ride: Fly Me to the Moon

Lonna Saunders | Posted 09.25.2012 | Science
Lonna Saunders

I pray my twelve-year-old nephew Joel who, among his four siblings, is known as "the science guy," will be inspired by Sally Ride's life and example. She's a role model for boys, too.

40 Is Not the New Anything

Susan Deily-Swearingen | Posted 09.23.2012 | Home
Susan Deily-Swearingen

I want my age to be my age. I've never been here before and I want to see what it's all about.

Astronauts I Almost Met -- Attending the 2012 International Space Development Conference

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 08.04.2012 | DC
Zoe P. Strassfield

Last weekend, something very unusual happened -- I found myself in the right place at the right time. That was because the National Space Society was holding its 2012 International Space Development Conference right here in Washington, D.C., just a week after I'd moved in for my Congressional internship.

WATCH: Bob Dylan, Toni Morrison Honored Among 'America's Very Best'

NBC Nightly News | Posted 05.30.2012 | Fifty

Post50 favorites singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, author Toni Morrison, and Madeleine Albright, the first female Secretary of State, were among the 13 hon...

LOOK: Space Shuttle To Fly Low Over Nation's Capital

Posted 04.16.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- On Tuesday, be sure to look up for a rare and wonderful air show. The Space Shuttle Discovery is expected to fly over landmarks in th...

Lucia Graves

The Long History Of Climate Denier Publicity Stunts | Lucia Graves | Posted 04.14.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON -- When former NASA administrators, astronauts and engineers released a letter earlier this week attacking the science of climate change, ...

Arthur Delaney

Newt's Unpaid Vendors: 'He Couldn't Care Less About The Small Businesses' | Arthur Delaney | Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For a long time, Larry Scheffler maintained a hard policy at his Nevada printing company: no credit for politicians. But when a friend c...