Nobody does anniversaries quite like NASA. Launches and landings and all of the other things spacecraft do may be governed by nonnegotiable variables like orbital mechanics and weather, but in NASA’s world, they seem to take a lot of fortuitous calendrical bounces too
As darkness fell on April 12, Captain Richard Phillips was bound at gunpoint on a lifeboat bobbing in the Indian Ocean, held hostage by a band of Somali pirates who had attacked his container ship five days earlier. Saving Phillips’ life meant taking out his three captors in as many shots–which the Navy SEAL snipers who rescued him managed to do from the swaying fantail of a destroyer 75 ft
Friends and colleagues of legendary CBS anchorman Walter Cronkite gathered Wednesday in New York’s Lincoln Center to remember “the most trusted man in America.” “Like all of you, I have benefited as a citizen from his dogged pursuit of the truth, his passionate defense of objective reporting, and his view that journalism is more than just a profession,” President Obama told the crowd.