Obituaries

Harlan Ellison Passes Away at 84

Acclaimed science fiction author Harlan Ellison has passed away in his sleep at the age of 84, according to 

Astronaut Don Peterson, made first shuttle spacewalk, dies at 84

Astronaut Donald Peterson, who trained for a classified military space station program before becoming one of the first people…

Alan Bean, astronaut who walked on the moon, dies at 86

Alan Bean, a Navy test pilot and astronaut who walked on the…

Stephen Hawking dead at 76

Best-known theoretical physicist of his time wrote international bestseller

Apollo Astronaut Edgar Mitchell Dies at Age 85

Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, lunar module pilot on Apollo 14, passed away…

NASA astronaut Bruce McCandless, who died Thursday, gave us one of the best space photos ever

An astronaut floats alone with the blackness of space behind him and the…

Remembering Apollo 17’s Gene Cernan — the Last Man to Walk on the Moon

Explore the final NASA Apollo mission to…

NASA Administrator Reflects on Legacy of Last Man to Walk on Moon

The following is a statement from NASA Administrator

Luke Skywalker bids farewell to Carrie Fisher, his beloved ‘space-twin’

There has been an outpouring of poignant tributes for Carrie Fisher, but none more touching than that of…

Piers Sellers: UK-born astronaut dies aged 61

British-born astronaut Piers Sellers has died of pancreatic cancer, aged 61, Nasa has said. Born in Crowborough, East Sussex,…

‘Godspeed, John Glenn’: Obama leads tributes to US astronaut

US President Barack Obama has led tributes to the astronaut and former senator John Glenn, who died on…

NASA Honors Prince by Tweeting Photo of Purple Nebula

The famous Crab Nebula, as seen by the Hubble and Herschel space telescopes. NASA tweeted out this photo…

‘Star Wars’ Admiral Ackbar voice actor Erik Bauersfeld dies at 93

Erik Bauersfeld, the voice actor behind cult Star Wars character Admiral Ackbar, has passed away at the age of 93. Bauersfeld provided the…

NASA Astronaut Don Williams, Led Mission to Launch Jupiter Probe, Dies at 74

Donald Williams, a NASA astronaut who commanded a space shuttle mission that…

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