Day: April 12, 2021

THIS DAY IN HISTORY: Space Shuttle Columbia Kicks Off New Era of Spaceflight 40 Years Ago

When space shuttle Columbia took to the skies on its maiden voyage on April 12, 1981, a new era of spaceflight took wing. Space Transportation System-1, or STS-1, was the first of its kind when it lifted off from NASA Kennedy Space Center. […]

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WATCH: Volcano on Caribbean Island of St. Vincent Erupts, Mass Evacuations Underway

La Soufriere volcano fired an enormous amount of ash and hot gas early Monday in the biggest explosive eruption yet since volcanic activity began on the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent late last week, with officials worried about the lives of those who have refused to evacuate. […]

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STORIES OF SERVICE: World War II Vet Frank Richiuso’s ‘Someone to Remember’ Recreated By Family

WATCH: In the latest edition of “Stories of Service,” Steve Wilson talks with Pete Richiuso, Jay Richiuso and Gianna Rose. Pete and Jay’s father, Frank Richiuso, was a World War II veteran who wrote the song, “Someone to Remember,” in Germany in 1945. His granddaughter Gianna Rose, Jay’s daughter, recently recorded the song at Lily Pad Studio in Cocoa. […]

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