The crew of the Apollo 11 lunar landing mission. Left to right, are Neil A. Armstrong, commander; Michael Collins, command module pilot; and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., lunar module pilot.  (Photo by NASA/Newsmakers)

45 Years Ago Today: Apollo 11 Astronauts Get Ticker Tape Parade In Chicago

On Aug. 13, 1969, jubilant Chicagoans packed LaSalle Street to celebrate the historic achievement of Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins.


The Space Shuttle Columbia. (Credit: Getty)

SW Side School Dedicates Sculpture To Crew Of Columbia Space Shuttle

A statue was unveiled at a southwest side elementary school, in honor of the space crew killed in a space shuttle disaster ten years ago, reports WBBM’s Craig Dellimore.