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Lost in Space

Jan 21, 2013 By Geoffrey Leavenworth

Ten years after the Challenger disaster, there are still dark clouds on the horizon for NASA’s space shuttle program.

Target practice

Apr 25, 2010 By Paul Burka

Remember that comment Perry made a week or so ago, when Obama talked about adding jobs at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida but remained mum about the Johnson Space Center in Houston? Perry said that Obama had “put a target on Texas’s back.” One hardly expects Obama to love…

Heaven & Earth

Apr 1, 2003 By Stephen Harrigan

The break-up of the space shuttle Columbia was a chilling reminder that the astronauts who dare to dream and risk their lives for the benefit of all mankind are, at the end of the day, mere mortals.

The Sting

Jul 31, 1996 By Gary Cartwright

Operation Lightning Strike, the FBI’s bizarre NASA probe, accomplished many things—all of them negative. Plus, the bureau strikes (out) again in Houston.