October 19, 1986
The City Council has authorized $4,629 for the Greg Jarvis Bicycle Rest Stop Project. Jarvis, a Hermosa Beach resident and avid bike rider, was killed in the Challenger space shuttle disaster Jan. 28. The rest stop is planned for The Strand at 6th Street. The Challenger Shuttle Memorial Committee has raised about $7,200 and has received commitments of donated materials and services for the rest stop, but needs about $9,000 more.
May 22, 1991 |
Less than two weeks after its dedication at Cape Canaveral, the $6-million stone monument to America's fallen astronauts is crumbling. The six polished granite panels, carved with the names of 14 in the space program who have died, have developed cracks and officials of the sponsoring Astronauts Memorial Foundation said it will cost about $12,000 to replace them. Architect Alan Helman, a foundation director, said that cutting through the granite may have weakened the stone.
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July 18, 2002 |
Paul Holt, an award-winning San Francisco architect who specialized in technical buildings, died at home Friday of colon cancer. He was 50. Holt was a co-founder of Holt Hinshaw Architects, known for its technology-inspired designs. He was heavily involved in the design of the Astronauts Memorial for NASA at the Kennedy Space Center's Spaceport USA in Orlando, Fla. The 40-foot-high monument with a granite surface polished to mirror brightness reflects the names of fallen astronauts skyward.
January 29, 1996 |
At a mournful remembrance Sunday, the rumbling flyover of Air Force jets at the precise moment of the space shuttle Challenger's last liftoff gave way to 73 seconds of pained silence. The silence, marking the doomed flight's duration, was punctuated only by traffic and the screams of sea gulls.
February 28, 1988 |
Fourteen U.S. astronauts who have died during the space program will be honored by a memorial at the Kennedy Space Center's Spaceport USA in Orlando, Fla., chosen as result of a national design competition.
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February 12, 2006 |
Robert B. Hotz, longtime editor and then publisher of the influential magazine Aviation Week & Space Technology, died Thursday of complications from Parkinson's disease at a hospital in Frederick, Md. He was 91. An expert on arms-control and disarmament issues, Hotz was appointed by President Reagan to the General Advisory Committee of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency.