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The Right Stuff

The Right Design Stuff Begins Here

Jan Millsapps, Ph.D. | Posted 06.09.2014 | Impact
Jan Millsapps, Ph.D.

Any event involving multiple astronauts is a "must-attend" for a self-defined space geek like me.

'Essential' Government Workers Explained

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — NASA may have the Right Stuff, but it's not essential. In fact, of all the larger government agencies, NASA is send...

Tim Youd: An Art of Sound and Word

Juri Koll | Posted 11.17.2013 | Arts
Juri Koll

Most of us have forgotten the unique rhythmic noise of words being typed on a page with a typewriter. What we know these days is soft and sometimes silent, whether composed with our fingers or our thumbs. Tim Youd has not forgotten that original sound.

The Wrong Stuff

Ilana Ross | Posted 06.24.2013 | College
Ilana Ross

I wonder if we're just not composed like the ones that came before us. If instead, we're made of the wrong stuff? If the stuff inside of us is flimsy, or too sensitive, self-doubting, if we have inner constitution of cotton candy.

Remember This New Kids On The Block Classic?

Mike Ryan | Posted 11.24.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

"Remember This?" is a recurring feature on HuffPost Entertainment, resurrecting pop-cultural artifacts that haven't enjoyed the spotlight for quite ...

Those Who Never Got to Fly

Athena Andreadis, Ph.D. | Posted 07.30.2012 | Science
Athena Andreadis, Ph.D.

Women have become "common" in space flight - except that the total number of spacenauts who are women is still 11% of the total.

Having the Right Stuff

Patricia Rust | Posted 08.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Patricia Rust

As hard as it is to hear, each and every one of us is exactly where we are supposed to be in our lives at any moment. As we grow, evolve, and live, we go through so much -- and the tapestry of our lives is never just about happy or sad.

Mercury Astronaut Scott Carpenter Celebrates 50-Year Flight Milestone

James M. Clash | Posted 07.30.2012 | Science
James M. Clash

I caught up with former astronaut Scott Carpenter -- a retired U.S. Navy captain and one of only two original Mercury Seven "right stuff" astronauts still alive (the other is Glenn) -- on the half-century anniversary of his flight.

Movies: MOMA Has The Right Stuff (And Unbearable Lightness)

Michael Giltz | Posted 06.10.2012 | Home
Michael Giltz

No matter how big my TV may be, no matter how good my BluRay player or DVD copy, The Unbearable Lightness of Being and The Right Stuff are films I want to experience in a darkened theater with a live audience. It's been well over a decade and I can't wait to see them again.

Tips for NASA: Houston, You Have a Problem

John Bobey | Posted 07.26.2011 | Comedy
John Bobey

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.

Tom Wolfe: Neither McCain Nor Obama Has "The Right Stuff"

Greg Boose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Greg Boose

Wolfe quickly responded: "I'm voting for John Silber, a write-in vote."