"Well... would you hug me?" I asked, unsure of what Mr. Haise's response would be. "Certainly," he said, and did so. And so Fred Haise became the first astronaut I hugged.
This summer, from June 13th to July 15th, I'm going to be working at NASA Headquarters in Washington DC as an intern in the Department of Communications.
NASA has a responsibility to be a good customer. This means one that knows what it wants when it walks in, how much it wants and how often, and what it wants to pay.
I am always sad when inanimate objects are set aside. We partner one another, we and our bikes and cars and planes and rocket ships.
You shot yourself in the foot by calling them Space Shuttles. "Shuttles" don't boldly go where no man has gone before, they go to Chicago, and occasionally bring you from Parking Lot T to the front entrance of the State Fair.
President Kennedy had no idea how we might accomplish the goal of putting an American on the moon when he announced the goal. No one did.
In order to drum up publicity for NASA's downsized space programs, Captain Mark E. Kelly of the Navy will be live-tweeting the entire mission.
Thirty years after the debut of the space shuttle, a launch is still one of mankind's most complex undertakings -- a carefully-primed $1.3 billion explosion that turns years of planning into a spectacle that lasts only a few moments.
At a time when politicians say we need to be trimming the budget, why are senators pushing to spend $2 billion on their Senate Launch System, which uses an outdated approach to space exploration?
When NASA crunched the numbers, they realized that they only had enough gas to take them about 800 miles.
Although it was government that led the first wave over the barricades of gravity, it is now the people who are taking on the work, and all hands are needed.
In the Spring of '86 I became one of the final 40 contestants in the initiative to send a journalist up in space.
To the family and friends of Michael, Dick, Ronald, Ellison, Christa, Gregory and Judith -- We are remembering your loved ones, on this "Day To Remember".
Martha Stewart indicates one of her redesigns for the space shuttle's rocket boosters. In its nearly 30-year history, the space shuttle program ha...
Tesla to Downey, CA - Drop dead! Updated If you're driving through Downey, CA, I wouldn't recommend driving a Tesla. A dream of Downey leaders to re-...
TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Climate b...