Monday, October 15, 2012
As the space shuttle Endeavour is put to pasture, an Austrian sets skydiving records over N.M.
Sixty-five years to the day after Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier in the X-1, Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner hit Mach 1.24, or 833.9 mph, after stepping off a platform 24 miles above New Mexico—becoming the first person to reach supersonic speed without using a jet or spacecraft. Meanwhile in Los Angeles, the retired space shuttle Endeavour creeped toward its science center home. Does America still have what it takes to lead the world in space? Subscribe to the Fort Stewart Patch newsletter and get news, Patch deals and breaking news alerts delivered straight to your inbox. Follow Fort Stewart Patch on Twitter and Facebook. Add your photos to Pics & Clips.
Friday, September 21, 2012
Things are a little tense on planet Earth; this week's Hot Topics discusses recent developments.
The riots going on in the other half of the world are still intense. Folks aren't fans of the U.S. right now. Whether it's because of a crass anti-Islam film or because, you know, they've hated us for decades, anti-American sentiment is at a boiling point and they're not afraid to show it. According to USA Today, President Obama needs to stop blaming the film because the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Libya were carefully planned terror attacks, not spontaneous riots (hence the rocket launchers, which people don't typically carry around "just in case"). While the horrors in Libya may not be directly tied to the film, it appears that others are. Fifteen Pakistanis died Friday during protests in response to it. The demonstrations have been…
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Shuttle Discovery makes final landing in Washington area, headed for Smithsonian display.
The space shuttle Discovery landed for the final time Tuesday—piggybacking a jumbo jet. Destined for the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA, Discovery thrilled Washington-area observers. But where is the thrill of space exploration now that the shuttle program is over? Where should NASA take us now? You tell us. Subscribe to the Fort Stewart Patch newsletter and get news, Patch deals and breaking news alerts delivered straight to your inbox. Follow Fort Stewart Patch on Twitter and Facebook. Add your photos to Pics & Clips.
Monday, November 28, 2011
NASA scientists came to the California base to test equipment that could one day be used on trips to the moon or Mars.