It never fails, put out a list of favorite whatevers and it will ignite a firestorm of flaming opinions. What sparked the frenzy this time? A list of five cool destinations for airplane geeks and roto heads -- um, I mean aviation enthusiasts.
It was one small interview for astronaut Neil Armstrong ... and one giant scoop for an Australian accountant, of all people.
Space shuttle Discovery, mounted atop a NASA jetliner, departs Kennedy Space Center for the last time.
This morning, around 10 a.m., I was 10 years old again.
NASA insisted Friday that it has dibs on rocket engines sitting deep on the Atlantic Ocean floor, a day after a wealthy adventurer announced the discovery of the prized pieces of space history.
Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos hopes to raise from the sea floor at least one of the engines from the Apollo 11 mission.
Just days after "Titanic" director James Cameron traveled to the bottom of the sea, another wealthy adventurer has announced a spectacular deep ocean discovery.
TIGHAR's Richard Gillespie on a new expedition being launched into the recovery of Amelia Earhart's long-lost plane.
Investigators think they've uncovered a key clue that will lead them to solve the mystery of what happened to legendary aviator Amelia Earhart, who disappeared on a trans-Pacific flight 75 years ago.
In February 1962, astronaut John Glenn became the first American to orbit Earth. This is complete newsreel video.
Newt Gingrich has absorbed a fair degree of ridicule for his campaign proposal to build an American colony on the moon. Before focusing the laughter solely on Gingrich, however, let's recall that it is the declared policy of the U.S. government to return a human being to the moon by 2020, in preparation for sending a human astronaut to Mars. If Gingrich is wrong (and he is), he's not wrong alone.
The commander of the international space station Friday told CNN that the delay in the arrival of an unmanned commercial vehicle was "a little bit disappointing," but that it would be "unrealistic" to expect a complex and reliable system to be ready to go on the first try.
VICE meets Bertrand Piccard, inventor of a long-range solar airplane that uses environmentally-friendly technologies.
It can't be very hard for Bertrand Piccard to explain to his family why he wants to fly around the world with only sunlight for fuel.
With its jumbo-sized wings laden with photovoltaic solar cells, the Solar Impulse is a revolutionary green plane.
A Soyuz rocket was launched Friday morning from a European space base in South America after a delay over a fueling hitch.
The Russian-built Soyuz rocket launched from a European space base in South America after a delay over a fueling hitch.
NASA celebrates as shuttle Atlantis returns home from its final mission.
Atlantis, the last space shuttle, returned to Earth on Thursday and will go to its post-retirement gig at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. After more than 30 years and 135 shuttle flights by literally hundreds of astronauts, NASA has reason to be proud.
Before humans ever went into space, there were books about the possibility.
In honor of the final launch of NASA's shuttle program, we've condensed video of 135 launches into 135 seconds.
Astronaut Robert Crippen on flying the first shuttle mission, and what it's like to see the program come to an end.
Space Shuttle Challenger explodes in 1986, killing the seven astronauts aboard.
Days after the 1986 Challenger disaster, Lorna Onizuka's daughter approached her with a strange request.
This time last year we saw a lot of excited articles about how "Inception" showed there was an audience for a smarter, more conceptual blockbuster. But hold the front page: Michael Bay is out to prove there's a bigger audience for brainless bombast and nonstop mayhem.
The astronaut and Dancing with the Stars contestant splits from wife after 23 years of marriage
CNN special correspondent Philippe Cousteau describes his team's incredible journey to the "top of the world."
Catlin Ice Base: Mission critical
When space shuttle Endeavour blasts off Monday on its final journey, I'll be thinking about the shuttle's three remarkable decades of service.
Russian Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space -- the date was April 12, 1961. Twenty years later on April 12, astronauts John Young and Robert Crippen got on board the space shuttle Columbia, a craft that looked more like a plane that a rocket ship. It launched an entirely new era in space flight.
Museums around the country are trying to get their hands on a space shuttle orbiter. CNN's John Zarrella reports.
Fifty years after cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin's Vostok spacecraft blasted off from the steppes of Soviet Kazakhstan and into the history books, the epic flight of the first human in space was being celebrated Tuesday.
The fate of famed aviator Amelia Earhart remains a mystery after DNA tests on one of three bone fragments discovered on a Pacific island proved inconclusive.
On Tuesday night, Barack Obama looked back more than half a century to October 4, 1957, when Americans were shocked to discover that someone had sent a satellite into orbit around the Earth, and that someone wasn't us.
Pres. Obama addresses jobs, the budget, education, health care, and more in his State of the Union address Tuesday.
Have you been wondering why Manitowoc, Wisconsin, is the first stop for President Barack Obama after his State of the Union address?
President Barack Obama delivered a 61-minute State of the Union address Tuesday with a new theme -- putting his emphasis on investing in making America's economy more competitive in a more challenging world.
On Tuesday night, President Barack Obama urged Americans to "win the future," holding out a vision of a federal government fostering advances in science and technology as it did during the days of the space race.
President Barack Obama's vision of a new "Sputnik moment" for the United States carried echoes of a new "New Frontier."
Editor's note: This week FORTUNE is publishing excerpts from its favorite business books of 2010. This excerpt from Tim Wu's The Master Switch talks about one of the American business world's original disruptors: Alexander Graham Bell, and his phone network, the Bell System.
Richard Branson opens the 10,000 foot runway of Spaceport America, the next step toward commercial space flight.
It's unlikely that you've heard of PJ King, despite the fact that he's about to set himself apart from most humans who've ever walked the planet. In as soon as 18 months, King could be launching into space as a paying commercial space tourist.
In the early 1990s, when Michael Mann was at Yale working on his Ph.D. in the geology and geophysics department, he became fascinated with theoretical climate modeling. By studying data inferred from ancient sources like tree rings and coral and ice cores, he could understand natural fluctuations in climate over the eons. Mann envisioned a quiet career in the halls of academe. In 1995 he made a big splash in paleoclimatology with his co-publication in Nature of -- wow! -- "Global Interdecadal and Century-Scale Climate Oscillations During the Past Five Centuries." So what's a nerd like him doing at the center of a raging debate over academic freedom? "I had absolutely no idea what I was bargaining for," Mann told Fortune.
Human progress requires good ideas.
The legend of Bigfoot lands in western North Carolina. As WCNC's Ann Sheridan reports, it's not the first time.
Watch out! It's 10 feet tall and hairy, and it could be coming to get you -- or your dogs!
New research on the most recent shuttle mission may help astronauts cope with space sickness and lead to better treatments for Earth-bound ailments including salmonella poisoning.
Buzz Aldrin is used to traveling on high-profile missions. His 240,000-mile trip to the moon on July 20, 1969, set the precedent.
Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldin breaks with several other astronauts in supporting President Obama's new NASA plans.
President Obama pledged his full commitment to the space program Thursday, outlining a new strategy that ends current programs while funding new initiatives intended to propel humankind farther into the solar system.
President Obama outlines his plans to increase NASA's budget to ramp up future space missions.
The Obama administration's vision for the future of manned space flight will bump the United States to "second or even third-rate" status as a space-faring nation, the commanders of three U.S. moon missions warned Wednesday.
When Buzz Aldrin danced on the moon 40 years ago, an estimated 600 million people watched it live. The Apollo 11 astronaut will dance again on live television Monday night as a contestant on ABC's "Dancing With the Stars."
We thought we'd gone to tabloid heaven when we heard about the ultra juicy cast of season 10 of "Dancing With The Stars."
Chile is unfortunately no stranger to earthquakes. A quake similar to Saturday's struck almost exactly the same part of Chile on February 20, 1835 -- almost exactly 175 years ago.
Forget almost everything you ever thought you knew about the moon.
Bjorn Stigson, president of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, on China's green energy intentions.
Oxford professor Richard Dawkins urges all atheists to fight the incursion of religion into politics and science.
On November 24, 1859, the first edition of a book that would shake the most deeply established beliefs about life was published in London. What would eventually be known as "The Origin of Species" was the opening shot in a debate that hasn't ended, even 150 years later.
Evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins discusses evolution versus creationism with CNN's Max Foster.
A Christian evangelist branded an idiot by atheist biologist Richard Dawkins for trying to refute Charles Darwin's theory of evolution has brushed off the criticism.
While we officially celebrate the 150th anniversary of the publication of Charles Darwin's "On the Origin of Species" on November 24, celebrations of Darwin's legacy have actually been building in intensity for several years. Darwin is not just an important 19th century scientific thinker. Increasingly, he is a cultural icon.
Former teen idol Kirk Cameron is on a crusade to debunk evolution. CNN's Carol Costello reports.
Tuesday marks the 150th anniversary of the publication of Charles Darwin's "On the Origin of Species" on November 24, 1859. All 1,250 copies of the initial print run of the book were scooped up by readers eager to see the British naturalist going rogue with his radical new theory of evolution, "By Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life," in the book's full title.
Two fingers cut from the hand of Italian astronomer Galileo nearly 300 years ago have been rediscovered more than a century after they were last seen, an Italian museum director said Monday.
Oscar winning actress, Hilary Swank, sits down with CNN producer JD Cargill to discuss her lastest film, 'Amelia.'
"Amelia" is a frustratingly old-school, Hollywood-style, inspirational biopic about Amelia Earhart that doesn't trust a viewer's independent assessment of the famous woman pictured on the screen.
China's space program has added a new dimension to the future of space exploration and a new space race on Earth.
Editor's note: Buzz Aldrin, whose new book is "Magnificent Desolation," was one of the two American astronauts who were the first people to set foot on the moon. Aldrin says a mission to colonize Mars would restore a sense of adventure and excitement to space travel.
But the Growing Pains star says he'd be okay if his kids believed in evolution
An Israel air force pilot, the son of an astronaut who died aboard the space shuttle Columbia in 2003, was killed Sunday in an F-16 fighter jet crash, Israel Defense Forces said in a statement.
From Woodstock and a man on the moon to the Manson murders and the Stonewall riots, the summer of 1969 was a tumultuous and eventful time. Listed below are a few of the historic and memorable moments from that summer.
CNN's John Zarrella reports the future for NASA isn't clear as the agency moves toward the end of the space shuttle era.
The first man on the moon marked the 40th anniversary of his historic achievement with characteristic understatement Monday, calling the program that put him on the lunar surface "a good thing to do."
On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the Moon.
President Obama on Monday hailed the Apollo 11 astronauts who made it to the moon 40 years ago as "genuine American heroes" and "the touchstone for excellence in exploration and discovery."
On July 23, 1969, as Apollo 11 hurtled back towards Earth, there was a problem -- a problem only a kid could solve.
HLN's Susan Hendricks talks with an iReporter who helped the Apollo-11 moon mission just moments before splash down.
It turns out going to the moon is a tough act to follow.
"One small step" like you've never seen before. NASA releases enhanced footage of the original moon walk.
It captivated millions of people around the world for eight days in the summer of 1969. It brought glory to the embattled U.S. space program and inspired beliefs that anything was possible.
NASA released newly restored videos Thursday of two U.S. astronauts taking the world's first steps on the moon.
Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin talks to CNN.com's Naamua Delaney about going to Mars and his moon landing.
Just after midnight on July 16, 1969, Jack King kissed his wife goodbye at their Cocoa Beach, Florida home, jumped in his car, and drove to Dunkin' Donuts for a doughnut and a cup of coffee.
It was 40 years ago that Buzz Aldrin became the second man to walk on the moon. The footage of Aldrin and fellow astronaut Neil Armstrong from the moon captured the imagination of millions inspired a generation.
Second man on the moon Buzz Aldrin relives the experience of the 1969 moon landing.
Four decades have passed since the summer of 1969, when Neil Armstrong, Mike Collins and I flew America's first lunar landing mission.
Does Antimatter really matter? And other burning questions
The Night at the Museum star says she wants to keep it low key when she marries
The space shuttle Atlantis crew completed its first spacewalk to upgrade the Hubble Space Telescope, a daylong act of grueling labor that featured the replacement and installation of key instruments.