John Glenn

A letter from Mercury 7 astronaut Virgil “"Gus"” Grissom to his mother. (AP Photo/RR Auction)

Grissom letter showing jealousy of Glenn for sale

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — In October 1961, Gus Grissom glumly confided to his mother in a letter that is now up for auction that he and his fellow Mercury 7 astronauts resented John Glenn after […]

11/21/2013

Senator John Glenn gives a eulogy during the funeral of fellow astronaut Scott Carpenter on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/The Daily Times Call, Lewis Geyer)

Space pioneer recalled as curious, adventuresome

 BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Astronaut Scott Carpenter had an adventuresome spirit and was driven to know everything he could about the universe, fellow space pioneer John Glenn said Saturday at Carpenter’s funeral. “Scott’s curiosity knew no […]

11/02/2013

In this 1961 file photo provided by NASA, the original seven Mercury astronauts pose in their spacesuits. In the first row, from left, are Walter Schirra Jr., Donald Slayton, John Glenn and Scott Carpenter. In the back row, from left, are Alan Shepard, Jr., Virgil Grissom and Gordon Cooper.  (AP Photo, File)

John Glenn to Scott Carpenter: ‘Godspeed’

WASHINGTON (AP) — When John Glenn soared into space as the first American in orbit, Scott Carpenter wished him bon voyage with three simple words: “Godspeed, John Glenn.” Glenn bid farewell to his lifelong pal […]

10/11/2013

In this Aug. 1962 photo, astronaut Scott Carpenter has his space suit adjusted by a technician in Cape Canaveral, Fla.  (AP Photo, File)

Scott Carpenter, 2nd US astronaut in orbit dies

DENVER (AP) — Astronaut Scott Carpenter, the second American to orbit the Earth and first person to explore both the heights of space and depths of the ocean, died Thursday after a stroke. He was […]

10/10/2013

(Former NASA astronaut Scott Carpenter - AP file photo)

Astronaut Scott Carpenter recovering from stroke

VAIL, Colo. (AP) – Astronaut Scott Carpenter, the second American to orbit Earth, is recovering from a stroke. Patty Carpenter tells the Vail Daily her 88-year-old husband had a stroke last week and has been […]

09/29/2013

Neil Armstrong

‘One giant leap’ toward a NASA Armstrong center?

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Neil Armstrong’s name is attached to a lunar crater, an asteroid, more than a dozen schools and a museum. But there’s no NASA center named for the man whose “giant leap” […]

06/08/2013

Nation says goodbye to moonwalker Neil Armstrong (video)

WASHINGTON (AP) – The nation bid farewell Thursday to Neil Armstrong, the first man to take a giant leap on to the moon. The powerful of Washington, the pioneers of space, and the everyday public […]

09/13/2012

Astronauts among dignitaries at Armstrong service

CINCINNATI (AP) – Fellow space pioneers including two crewmates on the historic Apollo 11 mission mourned and celebrated Neil Armstrong as a humble hero who saw himself as a team player and never capitalized upon […]

08/31/2012

Obama to honor Medal of Freedom recipients

(AP) – President Barack Obama will honor a diverse cross-section of political and cultural icons – including former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, astronaut John Glenn, basketball coach Pat Summitt and rock legend Bob Dylan […]

05/29/2012