| May 6, 2010
John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth, dubbed Guenter Wendt "The Pad Fuehrer."
Pete Conrad, the third man to walk on the moon, jokingly called him a "dictator."
And Alan Shepard, the first American in space, presented Wendt with a prop...
| Jan 15, 2013
Dyer Brainerd Holmes
NASA manned space flight director
Dyer Brainerd Holmes, 91, director of manned space flight for NASA when Americans were making their early forays into space in the early 1960s, died Friday at a hospital in Memphis, Tenn., of...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 2:51 PM
Six months ago this would have been a great question: Would there be a park on the moon before Hagerstown established a dog park?
I think the Hagerstown dog park is now a fact, although the process was so long and tortured that I stopped following the...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 5:03 PM
To visit thenew national park proposed by a Maryland congresswoman would require a 239,000-mile journey and an oxygen tank.
On the plus side, there would be plenty of parking.
Rep. Donna Edwards, the top-ranking Democrat on the House Subcommittee on...
| Jan 5, 2008
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...
| Jun 3, 2009
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...
| Jun 9, 2009
Whenever 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...
| Jul 16, 2009
Forty years ago today Apollo 11 blasted off on a 280-thousand-mile journey. It's so remarkable that four decades later people still remember where they were when the first Moon mission happened.
"I was 14-years-old and I was getting ready for church...
| Jul 19, 2009
Two months ago, former NASA astronaut Scott Parazynski ascended Mount Everest, carrying a lunar rock brought back by the Apollo 11 mission that landed on the moon 40 years ago tomorrow. Along the way, he endured hardships like those experienced by Neil...
| Jul 20, 2009
Forty years to the day after man rocketed to the moon, model rockets were flying over Discovery Green in downtown Houston to commemorate that historic day.
"We hope to encourage the young people to get involved in science and math and go on to fly...
| Jul 22, 2009
| 11:18 AM
Today's topic: Many regard the Apollo program as the high watermark of American space exploration. Are they correct? Was sending a man to the moon mostly about national pride, or were there more practical purposes?
The real 'moon hoax' Point: Michael...