William Hines - considered "the godfather of NASA space reporting" - 11 September 1916—February 28, 2005

William M. Hines, 88, a former Washington Star and Chicago Sun-Times reporter who was considered the godfather of NASA space reporting, died Feb. 28 of complications from treatment for pneumonia at Frederick Memorial Hospital. He lived in Washington before moving to Lovettsville in 1987.

After leaving the Star in 1968, Mr. Hines worked at the Chicago Daily News and later became Washington bureau chief of the Chicago Sun-Times. He retired from the Sun-Times in 1989 and continued to do freelance writing about space, physics, molecular biology and other topics. He frequently was on "Meet the Press" and other television news shows. Mr. Hines was proud to learn years ago that he was on President Richard M. Nixon's "enemies list."

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