Alan Bean, Astronaut Who Walked On The Moon, Dies At 86"I became an astronaut because they were flying higher and faster and further than anything else."
Astronaut Takes Dazzling Photos Of Chicago From SpaceIf Reid Wiseman's career as an astronaut and naval aviator doesn't work out, he might want to think about taking up professional photography.
Astronaut To Deliver Commencement Address At U Of I While working aboard the International Space Station, Mike Hopkins realized that he'd literally come a long way since being a walk-on football player at the University of Illinois. CBs 2's Ryan Baker reports.
Illinois Astronaut To Go For Spacewalk To Repair Space StationAtronaut and U.S. Air Force Col. Mike Hopkins has been preparing for as many as three spacewalks to repair a broken cooling line on the station.
Illini Grad Talks To U. Of I. Students From International Space StationHopkins had 10 minutes to answer questions from Illini aerospace engineering students at the University of Illinois National Center for Supercomputing Applications. He is a 1991 engineering graduate and was co-captain of the Illini football team.
Chicago-Area Friends Of Neil Armstrong Remember Modest Astronaut"There was no space cowboy thing going on,” former NASA secretary Janet Faina of Naperville says. CBS 2's Mike Parker reports.
Opinion: Sally Ride, A Role Model For The AgesLooking around our nation, it’s obvious that we need more heroines and heroes with Sally Ride’s brave and courageous character. Her inspiration and legacy must live on to create the heroines – and heroes – of the future.
Astronaut Jim Lovell Disappointed In Effective End Of Space ProgramWith Discovery now a museum piece, a former Apollo astronaut who lives in the Chicago area is decrying the effective end of America's space program.