The Battleship Guns at NASA’s AMES Research Center

By Matthew T. Eng Battleship guns helped win the Second World War. What about the race to the moon? Bob Fish, author and USS Hornet Museum trustee, recently visited NASA’s AMES Research Center in Sunnyvale, CA, to investigate the possibility of cooperation and collaboration of STEM-related programming. While there, Bob visited the Hypervelocity Flight Test Facility

May the Fourth Be With You: 10 Space Travelers Who Served in the U.S. Navy

A long time ago, in a cockpit far, far away…. Today is the unofficial holiday/celebration of the Star Wars film franchise.  Here are 10 men and women “space travelers” that served in the U.S. Navy. Luke may have had the force, but did he successfully bring his “space ship” safely home after catastrophic failure? Who

Navy Photographer Tells the Story of Apollo 11 Recovery

By PHC Milt Putnam, USN (Ret) June 27, 1969 – Naval Air Station, Imperial Beach, California A banging on my door at Naval Air Station, Imperial Beach, California, shook me out of a deep sleep. It was 4 AM. Bill Case, a Senior Chief Journalist, from Pacific Fleet Headquarters Hawaii, was there with a big