Soviet Space dogs Belka and Strelka, who 50 years ago became the first living creatures to be launched into space and return alive, were a key step in Russia's manned space program.
Daniel Schorr passed away Friday in Washington, DC. Daniel Schorr was a columnist for the Christian Science Monitor and worked at NPR after a long career at CBS News.
As exploring the heavens becomes more expensive, many experts think it is time for nations to band together to push humanity to the next threshold of space exploration.
The Monitor’s language columnist salutes her hero, the late William Safire.
The moon is closer, but a Mars mission could be the Apollo 11 of this era.
It could be bluffing or it might be payback – Russia says it's 'ready to fly' bombers to Venezuela and Cuba.
Excessive congressional clapping rivals contrived Soviet outbursts.
Presidential dogs have served as distractions for the press, image enhancers, and even tools of foreign policy.
Canadian photographer's celebrity portraits avoided cynicism and remain revealing decades on.