Category Archives: Aviation

Steve Appleton, 51, CEO of Micron, kept company in Boise, Idaho, even after company went big

BOISE, Idaho – Micron CEO Steve Appleton, who headed what was once Idaho’s biggest employer, died in a plane crash about 9 a.m. Friday. Appleton was the only person in the plane, according to Boise Airport reports and Micron reports.

Steve Appleton, 51, CEO of Micron, kept company in Boise, Idaho, even after company went big

BOISE, Idaho – Micron CEO Steve Appleton, who headed what was once Idaho’s biggest employer, died in a plane crash about 9 a.m. Friday. Appleton was the only person in the plane, according to Boise Airport reports and Micron reports.

From carpet installer to rocket scientist, Lowell Randall, 96, helped launch US space program

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Lowell Randall, 96, a pioneer rocket scientist who helped launch the U.S. space program and who tested intercontinental ballistic missiles, died Tuesday at the Good Samaritan Las Cruces Village, a New Mexico nursing home. Mr. Randall

From carpet installer to rocket scientist, Lowell Randall, 96, helped launch US space program

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Lowell Randall, 96, a pioneer rocket scientist who helped launch the U.S. space program and who tested intercontinental ballistic missiles, died Tuesday at the Good Samaritan Las Cruces Village, a New Mexico nursing home. Mr. Randall

Russian rocket designer Boris Chertok helped put the first human in space

MOSCOW (AP) — Boris Chertok, a Russian rocket designer who played a key role in engineering Soviet-era space programs, has died. He was 99. The state-controlled RKK Energiya rocket builder where he worked as a top consultant said Chertok died in

Russian rocket designer Boris Chertok helped put the first human in space

MOSCOW (AP) — Boris Chertok, a Russian rocket designer who played a key role in engineering Soviet-era space programs, has died. He was 99. The state-controlled RKK Energiya rocket builder where he worked as a top consultant said Chertok died in

Betty Haas Pfister, All Women’s International Air Race winner, dies at 90

(This story appeared in The Denver Post on Dec. 4, 2011. Read more at http://www.denverpost.com/obituaries/ci_19465527.) ASPEN, Colo. – “No, no, you can’t go up!” Betty Haas’ father insisted that day in 1940 when the family went to an air show

Betty Haas Pfister, All Women’s International Air Race winner, dies at 90

(This story appeared in The Denver Post on Dec. 4, 2011. Read more at http://www.denverpost.com/obituaries/ci_19465527.) ASPEN, Colo. – “No, no, you can’t go up!” Betty Haas’ father insisted that day in 1940 when the family went to an air show