April 26, 2013 |
America has lost its head. Really. The head, about 7 feet tall and weighing 200 to 300 pounds, was successfully wrestled out of the Hudson River by the Marist College crew team, which saw it bobbing near Poughkeepsie. No one has claimed it. “I'm a little shocked,” college spokesman Greg Cannon told the Los Angeles Times on Friday. “It's been four days and with all of the attention it's got, someone would have come forward to claim it. But no one has.” The head, which appears to be made of foam, is about 5 feet at its widest and encased in some kind of fiberglass, Cannon said.
March 22, 2013
WASHINGTON - So what if it never flew into space? The retired space shuttle Enterprise, NASA's test orbiter, has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The orbiter, now at New York City's Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, becomes the first space shuttle to receive the honorary designation. The National Park Service described the orbiter as "exceptionally significant" because of its role in the shuttle program. New York landed the Enterprise after a fierce national competition for the retired shuttles.
November 2, 2012 |
WASHINGTON--The last of the retired space shuttles is headed for its final landing. Atlantis was making its 9.8-mile journey Friday from Florida's Kennedy Space Center to its permanent new home at the nearby visitors complex. "Godspeed Atlantis, on your next mission of inspiration and motivation," NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said. VIDEO: Timelapse journey of Endeavour "It's now NASA's honor to permanently house this magnificent spacecraft right here where she rose to the skies 33 times carrying 156 men and women," said Bolden, a former astronaut who flew on Atlantis.
November 2, 2012 |
The space shuttle Atlantis began its last voyage Friday morning, traveling 10 miles from Cape Kennedy's Vehicle Assembly Building to the Visitor Complex at the cape. Atlantis is the third and final active shuttle to be sent to a museum, and its transfer formally ends NASA's shuttle program. Once it arrives at the visitor center, Atlantis will be suspended upside down with its cargo bay doors open as though it were floating in space. The exhibit of Endeavour, which captivated Los Angeles during its move from LAX to the Discovery Science Center, officially opened Tuesday.
October 20, 2012 |
Granted, moving Atlantis, the last of the retired space shuttles, won't be as difficult as Endeavour's recent, and tortuous, trip through Los Angeles. That journey required the chopping down of hundreds of trees - and Endeavour arrived 16 hours behind schedule Still, moving Atlantis 9.8 miles will be no piece of cake. “You're talking about 165,000 pounds, a national treasure, a priceless artifact.... No pressure," said Tim Macy, director of project development and construction for Delaware North Cos., which operates the Kennedy Space Center visitors complex in Florida.
September 16, 2012 |
Television series may be canceled quickly or run out of steam after several seasons, but the special ones never really die. They live on in our collective memories. And thanks to cable, the Internet and DVD, these vintage series are becoming more than just fond recollections. Clint Walker, the tall, ruggedly handsome former security guard and bouncer who became an overnight sensation 57 years ago as the heroic scout in the first hour-long television western, ABC's "Cheyenne," has his own website at http://www.clintwalker.com to keep up with the worldwide demand for autographs and pictures.