Russell Lewis

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Apollo 11 Astronaut Michael Collins Dies

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Collins was the crew member who stayed in orbit on the Apollo 11 command module while Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon. Later he oversaw building of the National Air and Space Museum.


Tornadoes Strike Alabama, Georgia Leaving At Least 5 Dead

Thursday, March 25, 2021

There have been rescues of people trapped in homes destroyed by the "super cell" storm that was also hitting Georgia and Mississippi with more twisters and hail.


After Explosion, FAA Orders Engine Checks On Boeing's Pratt & Whitney Powered Planes

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Days after the explosion of an airplane engine over Colorado, the FAA is requiring all aircraft equipped with the same components to undergo fresh inspections, effective immediately.


Boeing 777's Engine Explosion Is The 3rd Such Incident Since 2018

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Investigators looking into Saturday's engine explosion of a United Airlines Boeing 777 say several fan blades separated from the engine. But it is too soon to say why it happened.


New Virtual Reality Tool Aims To Reduce Aviation Crashes

Monday, February 15, 2021

The helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant highlighted an aviation problem: It's difficult for pilots to recover after entering clouds by mistake. New virtual reality technology aims to change that.


Safety Board Report Shows Pilot Lost Control In Kobe Bryant Helicopter Crash

Tuesday, February 09, 2021

In a report into the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant and eight others in 2020, the National Transportation Safety Board says the pilot flew into worsening weather conditions and lost control.


Tom Brady Leads Tampa Bay Buccaneers To Super Bowl Win Over Kansas City Chiefs 31-9

Sunday, February 07, 2021

The Tampa Bay quarterback won his record seventh Super Bowl in his first season with the Buccaneers. Brady set a number of records including being the oldest ever to play in the championship.


Pilot Chuck Yeager Dies At 97, Had 'The Right Stuff' And Then Some

Monday, December 07, 2020

Chuck Yeager, fighter ace, test pilot, breaker of the sound barrier and coolest of the cool, was the man even astronauts looked up to. Yeager never sought the spotlight and was always a bit gruff.


4 Astronauts Aboard SpaceX Crew Dragon Successfully Dock With Space Station

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Three NASA astronauts and one from Japan's space agency reach the ISS after a 27-hour flight following Sunday's liftoff from Kennedy Space Center.


Hurricane Iota Makes Landfall In Nicaragua, Region Braces For 'Catastrophic' Impact

Monday, November 16, 2020

Just two weeks after Hurricane Eta dumped heavy rainfall in the region, Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua and southern Belize are facing an even stronger storm fueled by climate change.


LA Dodgers Win World Series In Game 6, Defeating Tampa Bay 3-1

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

It was the end of a pandemic-shortened season of only 60 games. Los Angeles won for the first time in 32 years.


Game On! The World Series Begins Between The L.A. Dodgers And Tampa Bay Rays

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

It's been a short and strange baseball season due to the coronavirus. Most of the playoffs were played at neutral sites to limit travel. Now, it's down to the Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays.


So 2020: New Storm Forms, Named Alpha Because We've Run Out Of Letters

Friday, September 18, 2020

There's only been one other year — 2005 — that Greek names have been needed. The National Hurricane Center on Friday announced storms called Alpha and Beta have formed in the Atlantic.


NCAA Says No Championships This Fall, Except Maybe Football

Thursday, August 13, 2020

There are not enough schools participating because of coronavirus cancellations and season postponements.


Tropical Storm Gonzalo Forms During A Very Busy Atlantic Hurricane Season

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Gonzalo, which formed in the Atlantic Ocean, is the earliest "G" storm on record. It has been a busy start to the Atlantic hurricane season. Forecasters don't think it'll be slowing down.


Mississippi Governor Signs Law Removing Confederate Design From State Flag

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The retired flag, which dates to 1894, includes the Confederate battle flag. A commission will propose a new flag, and voters will consider it in November.


Baseball Is Coming Back For A Pandemic-Shortened 2020 Season

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Major League Baseball and its Players Association have reached an agreement to play 60 games instead of 162, beginning July 23 or 24. They hope to finish before a second surge of COVID-19.


The Kobe Bryant Helicopter Crash: Aviation Wrestles With Decades-Old Problem

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

The helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant and eight others in January has highlighted a decades-old problem in aviation: pilots continuing flights into bad weather rather than landing.


Encore: 50 Years Ago, Apollo 13 Set Off For The Moon

Friday, April 10, 2020

Fifty years ago Saturday, Apollo 13 lifted off for the moon. After 55 hours, the mission was rocked by an explosion. The ensuing drama to return the crew safely captured the world's attention.


U.S. Olympics Officials Say 2020 Games Should Be Postponed Because Of Coronavirus

Monday, March 23, 2020

The top leaders of the U.S. organization say postponement from the planned July 24 opening is best, and international officials should ensure that conditions are safe and fair for all competitors.