Stories tagged: Aerospace technology
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 5, 2012, 9:15 A.M.
Spacewalking team conquers bolt, installs box
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking astronauts triumphed over a stubborn bolt and installed a critical power-switching box at the International Space Station on Wednesday, reviving electrical systems. “Looks like …
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 5, 2012, 4:22 A.M.
Spacewalking team takes another shot at stiff bolt
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking astronauts armed with brushes and other homemade tools attempted to install a critical power-switching box at the International Space Station on Wednesday and revive …
TUESDAY, SEPT. 4, 2012, 2:55 A.M.
35 years later, Voyager 1 is heading for the stars
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Thirty-five years after leaving Earth, Voyager 1 is reaching for the stars. Sooner or later, the workhorse spacecraft will bid adieu to the solar system and …
FRIDAY, AUG. 31, 2012, 6:25 P.M.
Astronauts, family mourn humble hero Armstrong
CINCINNATI (AP) — Neil Armstrong was a humble hero who saw himself as a team player and never capitalized on his celebrity as the first man to walk on the …
FRIDAY, AUG. 31, 2012, 6:30 A.M.
Health fund in Ohio set up in Armstrong’s memory
CINCINNATI (AP) — Two fellow lunar pioneers helped launch a children’s health fund Friday in memory of Neil Armstrong, whom they praised as an inspirational team player, a humble hero. …
THURSDAY, AUG. 30, 2012, 1:30 A.M.
NASA launches twin satellites to radiation belts
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Twin satellites rocketed into orbit Thursday on a quest to explore Earth’s treacherous radiation belts and protect the planet from solar outbursts. NASA launched the …
SUNDAY, AUG. 26, 2012, 1:58 A.M.
NASA’s pioneering astronauts: Where are they now?
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 forever be associated with …
SATURDAY, AUG. 25, 2012, 11:18 P.M.
Armstrong’s small step a giant leap for humanity
WASHINGTON (AP) — When man first harnessed fire, no one recorded it. When the Wright Brothers showed man could fly, only a handful of people witnessed it. But when Neil …