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America's 1st female astronaut candidate, Jerrie Cobb, dies

Apr. 18, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — America's first female astronaut candidate, pilot Jerrie Cobb, who pushed for equality in space but never reached its heights, has died. Cobb died in Florida at age 88 on March 18 following a brief illness. News of her death came Thursday from journalist Miles O'Brien, serving...

George Street Playhouse announces 1st season in new home

Apr. 14, 2019 10:46 AM EDT

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Amidst bare walls and yet-to-be-installed floors, a splatter of nails and stacks of sheet rock, George Street Playhouse Artistic Director David Saint said he is very excited about the theater's inaugural season in its new home. The five-play season is sandwiched by two new...

Israeli spacecraft crashes in attempt to land on moon

Apr. 12, 2019 5:52 AM EDT

YEHUD, Israel (AP) — An Israeli spacecraft crashed into the moon just moments before touchdown, failing in an ambitious attempt to make history Thursday as the first privately funded lunar landing. The spacecraft lost communication with ground control during its final descent. Moments later, the mission...

Elements provide inspiration at Architectural Digest show

Mar. 26, 2019 8:46 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Intrepid visitors to the Architectural Digest Design Show here this month braved lashings of chilly rain to get there. But inside, the elements were the source of inspiration. Water, wind, earth, light — artists found clever ways to showcase these natural elements in art for the...

Exhibit of Neil Armstrong's personal papers opens at Purdue

Mar. 18, 2019 5:46 AM EDT

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — An exhibit of astronaut Neil Armstrong's personal papers is opening at Purdue University ahead of the 50th anniversary of his famed walk on the moon. "Apollo 11 in the Archives: Selections from the Neil A. Armstrong Papers" opens Monday at Purdue's Humanities, Social Science,...

Legal fight between moonwalker Buzz Aldrin and kids is over

Mar. 13, 2019 6:18 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A legal fight between Buzz Aldrin and his adult children over whether the former astronaut was competent to manage his affairs ended Wednesday, averting a messy, intrafamily squabble that would have loomed over this summer's 50th anniversary celebrations of the Apollo 11 moon-walking....

Review: In 'Apollo 11,' the thrill of landing on the moon

Feb. 27, 2019 2:59 PM EST

The 1969 mission to the moon has been seen in many phases before but never with the shining, crystal-clear fullness of Todd Douglas Miller's extraordinary "Apollo 11," a documentary culled from archival footage and audio recordings that in heart-stopping, minute-by-minute detail, recaptures the propulsive force...

Woman recalls NASA job lifelong friendship with astronaut

Feb. 24, 2019 10:21 AM EST

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — When 94-year-old Margaret Gsell looks at the moon, she remembers the most interesting period of her life. Gsell worked as an illustrator at NASA in the late 1960s, perhaps into the early 70s, when the space agency was focused on getting to the moon. She's not sure of the exact...

Correction: Obit-Peter Cosgrove story

Feb. 20, 2019 3:08 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — In a Feb. 19 obituary of former Associated Press photographer Peter Cosgrove, The Associated Press reported erroneously that astronaut John Glenn was the first man to orbit Earth. Glenn was the first American to do so. A corrected version of the story is below: Former AP photographer...

Buzz Aldrin's son tries to stop dad from moving assets

Feb. 20, 2019 2:09 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Buzz Aldrin's son is trying to stop his father from transferring assets from a trust in the latest dispute between the Apollo 11 moonwalker and two of his children over whether he is capable of managing his affairs. Andrew Aldrin's lawyer sent a letter last month to an associate in...