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July 22, 2014 12:00 am
Veteran teacher shares her passion for space exploration

Veteran teacher shares her passion for space exploration

Veteran teacher Lynne Vitkus is best known for getting her students excited about space exploration.

July 11, 2014 12:00 am
Website asks people to share stories of JFK legacy

Website asks people to share stories of JFK legacy

A small new exhibit at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum marking the 50th anniversary of the assignation of the 35th President of the United States includes never-before-displayed artifacts from his three-day state funeral, such as the American flag which draped the president's casket p…

November 18, 2013 5:19 am
Website asks people to share stories of JFK legacy

Website asks people to share stories of JFK legacy

A small new exhibit at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum marking the 50th anniversary of the assignation of the 35th President of the United States includes never-before-displayed artifacts from his three-day state funeral, such as the saddle, boots and sword which sat atop the riderles…

November 18, 2013 5:19 am
Website asks people to share stories of JFK legacy

Website asks people to share stories of JFK legacy

BOSTON | There's no shortage of places for people to share memories of where they were 50 years ago when they found out John F. Kennedy had been assassinated. But a website debuting Monday aims to take the focus from past to future by asking people of all ages — even those who weren't alive …

November 18, 2013 5:19 am Photos

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Website asks people to share stories of JFK legacy

Website asks people to share stories of JFK legacy

A small new exhibit at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum marking the 50th anniversary of the assignation of the 35th President of the United States includes never-before-displayed artifacts from his three-day state funeral, such as this drawing by Chicago Sun-Times editorial cartoonist …

November 18, 2013 5:19 am
Website asks people to share stories of JFK legacy

Website asks people to share stories of JFK legacy

A small new exhibit at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum marking the 50th anniversary of the assignation of the 35th President of the United States includes never-before-displayed artifacts from his three-day state funeral, such as this "green beret" laid at the grave of the fallen pres…

November 18, 2013 5:19 am
Photos illustrate Mars rover's precise landing

Photos illustrate Mars rover's precise landing

PASADENA, Calif. | The robotic explorer Curiosity's daring plunge through the pink skies of Mars was more than perfect. It landed with spectacular style, said a NASA scientist, describing the first images of its mechanical gymnastics.

August 06, 2012 4:45 pm Photos

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Photos illustrate Mars rover's precise landing

Photos illustrate Mars rover's precise landing

Brian Schratz hugs a colleague as he celebrates a successful landing Sunday inside the Spaceflight Operations Facility for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover at Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.

August 06, 2012 1:06 pm
Photos illustrate Mars rover's precise landing

Photos illustrate Mars rover's precise landing

This photo provided by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory shows the gravel on the surface of Mars' Gale Crater where the Curiosity rover landed late Sunday. On the horizon is the rim of the crater. Part of the spring that released the lens' dust cover can be seen at the bottom right, near the …

August 06, 2012 1:06 pm
Photos illustrate Mars rover's precise landing

Photos illustrate Mars rover's precise landing

This late Sunday photo made available by NASA shows the Curiosity rover, bottom, and its parachute descending to the surface from the vantage point of the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

August 06, 2012 1:06 pm
Into space and beyond

Into space and beyond

Today's scheduled launch of SpaceX Dragon will feature student experiments designed by teams from two local schools.

May 07, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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The mission continues: Challenger Learning Center

The mission continues: Challenger Learning Center

While the end of the shuttle program was a bittersweet realization for the staff of Hammond's Challenger Learning Center, most see it not as the closing of a book but simply the turning of a page to a whole new chapter of space exploration.

August 03, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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C.P. students witness final shuttle launch

C.P. students witness final shuttle launch

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. | With a cry from its commander to "light this fire one more time," the last shuttle thundered into orbit Friday on a cargo run that will close out three decades of triumph and tragedy for NASA and usher in a period of uncertainty for America's space program.

July 08, 2011 6:15 pm Photos

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