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2008-09-23 21:00:21

Accepting hugs left and right and clutching his best miniseries trophy for HBO's "John Adams," Tom Hanks made one thing clear at the premium cable network's packed Emmy after-party: He's not a partier. "It's a school night. This is all a bit of a chore, honestly," Hanks told The Associated Press late Sunday night . We're really glad the series won. Great cast, killer crew. ... But I gotta be at work at 6 a.m. tomorrow," he said. "I've got about 15 minutes left in me. Hanks, an executive...

2008-08-21 15:00:43

By COMPILED BY LAURA DEMPSEY FROM WIRE REPORTS Here's another Ohio connection: Tom Hanks still feels a responsibility to the Ohio theater troupe that gave him an early break and will help with a major fundraising campaign. Hanks says the Great Lakes Theater Festival taught him an important lesson in responsibility. The 52-year-old Oscar-winner says he learned that you have to show up prepared, knowing your lines and what the scene is about. Hanks has signed on...

2008-06-26 03:02:23

The Vatican, you may have read last week, has barred the makers of the prequel to Dan Brown's "Da Vinci Code" from using two churches in Rome as location sites for the movie "Angels & Demons." Long Beach, however, long known for being more tolerant and ecumenical than the Vatican, is reportedly welcoming the moviemakers, including star Tom Hanks and director Ron Howard, to enjoy the healing waters of the Belmont Plaza's outdoor pools - this according to a female version of the eternally...

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2008-04-08 06:30:00

Many German people are completely unaware that the global space race began on a remote and sandy island off the Baltic coast, a modest place with wide open skies and rows of pine trees. However, it was at this place that the world's first long-range ballistic missiles were tested for the Nazis. At the Peenemuende testing site in 1942 a team of engineers under Wernher von Braun laid the foundations for sending man to the moon and the Cold War missile race. Germans, in general, don't celebrate...

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2008-03-18 18:05:00

Arthur C. Clarke, a visionary science fiction writer who won worldwide acclaim with more than 100 books on space, science and the future, died Wednesday in his adopted home of Sri Lanka, an aide said. He was 90. Clarke, who had battled debilitating post-polio syndrome since the 1960s and sometimes used a wheelchair, died at 1:30 a.m. after suffering breathing problems, aide Rohan De Silva said. Co-author with Stanley Kubrick of Kubrick's film "2001: A Space Odyssey," Clarke was regarded as...

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2007-12-17 16:00:00

Arthur C. Clarke also wishes for cleaner energy and peace in Sri Lanka COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Science-fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke listed three wishes on his 90th birthday: for the world to embrace cleaner energy resources, for a lasting peace in his adopted home, Sri Lanka, and for evidence of extraterrestrial beings. "I have always believed that we are not alone in this universe," Clarke said in a speech to a small gathering of scientists, astronauts and government officials Sunday in...

2006-04-13 04:24:25

BERLIN (Reuters) - Two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks picked "2001: A Space Odyssey" as his favorite film of all time and selected four other films among his "top five" that he had nothing to do with. "I just can't see enough of '2001: A Space Odyssey'," the American actor told Germany's Bild newspaper in an interview published on Thursday. Stanley Kubrick directed the 1968 film. Hanks also picked "Elephant" (2003) by Gus Van Sant because it "is one of the most moving films I've ever...

2006-04-07 00:43:29

TOKYO (Reuters) - Hair topped the agenda when movie star Tom Hanks met Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi on Friday, with the normally short-haired Hanks expressing admiration for Koizumi's wavy locks. "You changed your look," an ebullient Koizumi greeted Hanks, who let his hair grow long for his starring role in the movie "The Da Vinci Code," which he was in Japan to promote. "I wanted a hairstyle that looked like you," Hanks quipped, referring to the "lion mane" of wavy gray...

2005-07-12 11:16:43

(Please read in second paragraph "the Roman god of war" instead of "the Greek god of war") A corrected story follows. CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - What's the big deal about Mars? Named for the Roman god of war, Earth's next-door planetary neighbor is a relatively small, unprepossessing space rock, except for one fact: there used to be water on its surface, which makes it a good place to look for signs of extraterrestrial life and a fine place for humans to visit. President Bush said...


Latest Space advocacy Reference Libraries

Ad Astra
2012-05-07 07:06:15

Ad Astra is a quarterly-published journal of the National Space Society (NSS). The name “ad astra” means “to the stars.” The journal was established following the merger of the L5 Society and the National Space Institute, which formed the NSS in 1987. The NSS is a non-profit aerospace advocacy and educational institution based in Washington DC. On November 28, 2007, the NSS announced MM Publishing Inc. as the newest publisher of Ad Astra. MM Publishing officially took on the role...

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2013-03-16 00:00:00

Wernher von Braun (March 23, 1912 - June 16, 1977) was one of the leading figures in the development of rocket technology in Germany and the United States. His work on the Nazi rocket program made him a controversial figure. The controversy was captured in a song by satirist Tom Lehrer, who described him as "A man whose allegiance is ruled by expedience". He was born on in Wirsitz, Posen, Germany and his mother gave him a telescope upon his Lutheran confirmation. His interest in astronomy...

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