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By TYLER AUSTIN | September 6, 2005
It seems like an old sci-fi movie. You pull into your garage and close the air-lock behind you, then disengage your controlled atmosphere. You push back your joystick and your navigation gear, and climb out of your awesome new BMW Interstellar, with those sweet nitrous boosters and extending stabilizers, the ones you've been saving up for what seems like forever. Turn on that life-support belt around your waist and enter an airlock where you're pressurized and fed an oxygen-helium mixture of air to stabilize you. Pass through the airlock, and finally, you're home, orbiting the Earth in a new space station.
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NEWS
July 7, 2003
Monday, July 7 5 p.m. on Comedy Central "Heroes of Jewish Comedy" A six-part series looks at top comedians who have drawn on their Jewish identity, starting with an episode devoted to "Insult. " Judd Hirsch is the narrator. Continues through Friday. 9 p.m. on PBS "American Experience" "Bataan Rescue. " In what is said to be the most daring rescue mission of World War II, more than 500 American prisoners of war were saved in 1944.
NEWS
by SCOTT BUTKI | May 16, 2003
scottb@herald-mail.com The city of Hagerstown will get Program Open Space money for fiscal year 2004 to pay for an irrigation system at Municipal Golf Course but Hancock won't get money it requested for a planned park, the Washington County Commissioners decided Tuesday. The county received $415,328 from the state to spend in fiscal 2003, up slightly from the $365,980 the previous year, Planning Director Robert Arch said Thursday. Both amounts are a decrease from the $906,000 the county received for fiscal 2001.
NEWS
February 3, 2003
After two decades and more than 100 flights, Americans have come to take the flights of the space shuttle program for granted. And with good reason: In more than 40 years of U.S. manned space flight, there has never been an accident during a descent to earth or during a landing - until now. Shortly after 8 a.m. this past Saturday morning, as its crew prepared to land, the space shuttle Columbia fell apart over Texas, resulting in the deaths of...
NEWS
September 22, 1999
I've always been a big fan of the space program in general, and the Hubbell telescope in particular. It's fascinating to see phantasmic photos of unspeakably bizarre, mysterious worlds you could never identify and comprehend on your own, like the Hourglass Nebula, or Paw Paw. The shapes of these galaxies, supernovae, pulsars and nebulae are incredible on their own, but what really makes them wonders in the universe are the spectacular colors, neon...
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | July 10, 1999
Man's first walk on the moon 30 years ago was one of those pivotal moments in history when many people still remember exactly what they were doing when it happened. "The whole family sat around when it was happening," said Waynesboro resident Joe Bowling, recounting the moment he watched it on television. "It was neat. But it seems a waste now," said Bowling. "There are other things to worry about. " The idea of a lunar walk was so unusual that some people didn't believe it was happening, area residents said.
NEWS
October 30, 1998
To all of the candidates and their backers whose labors have supported the democratic system of choosing leaders. Even those who aren't victorious have done a great service. To the few anonymous tipsters who've come out of the woodwork at the last minute with unverifiable stories and rumors about candidates. You weren't hoping that we'd print this nonsense without checking it, were you? To Sam Huff, Sonny Jurgensen and other former football greats who came to Charles Town, W.Va.
NEWS
July 13, 1998
photo: MIKE CRUPI / staff photographer enlarge By LISA GRAYBEAL / Staff Writer FUNKSTOWN - Though an eye disease may prevent 10-year-old Richard Kaufman from seeing the stars, it doesn't mean he can't reach for them. With a boost from firefighters at Funkstown Volunteer Fire Company, Kaufman is closer to fulfilling his passion for space exploration by going in September to U.S. Space Camp in Huntsville, Ala., for children who are visually impaired.
NEWS
April 15, 1997
By LISA GRAYBEAL Staff Writer, Waynesboro MERCERSBURG, Pa. - NASA Astronaut Thomas Jones told Mercersburg Academy students Monday night that they're part of a generation whose members will likely have to commute over thousands of miles aboard a rocket to get to their jobs in space. Jones, 42, who's wife, Elizabeth, graduated from Mercersburg Academy in 1974, spoke to a packed crowd in Boone Hall about his aeronautics career and his most recent mission aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia in November 1996.
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