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2009-07-08 15:04:00

NEW YORK, July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific American Book Club, the leading book club dedicated to exploring the best of science and technology, kicks off a tribute to the Apollo missions and spaceflight with several exciting, new titles. Beginning in July, the Club is highlighting books about the space missions including a collection of first-hand accounts from Apollo astronauts as well as a stunning photography book with 3-D photographs of the Moon. Offering members great selection and...

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2009-07-08 09:37:29

The U.S. space agency is inviting the public to a discussion marking the 40th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 11, which took humans to the moon. The roundtable discussion -- Apollo: History and Legacy -- will be held Thursday, July 16, at 1 p.m. EDT in the James Webb Memorial Auditorium at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's headquarters in Washington. Apollo 11, the first manned mission to land on the moon, was launched July 16, 1969. On July 20, astronauts Neil Armstrong...

2009-07-08 10:15:49

 On Thursday, July 16, at 1 p.m. EDT, NASA will host a roundtable discussion titled "Apollo: History and Legacy," to mark the 40th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 11. Members of the news media and public are invited to attend the panel in the James E. Webb Memorial Auditorium at NASA Headquarters, 300 E Street SW in Washington. The discussion will begin with remarks by NASA Acting Administrator Christopher Scolese. NASA Chief Historian Steven J. Dick will moderate the discussion. The...

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2009-07-02 12:40:00

NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter returned its first images to Earth since launching toward the moon on June 23, the space agency said on Thursday. The two cameras aboard the LRO were activated on Tuesday, and have since returned the first images of a region in the lunar highlands south of Mare Nubium, or Sea of Clouds. "Our first images were taken along the moon's terminator - the dividing line between day and night - making us initially unsure of how they would turn out," said principal...

2009-07-01 13:39:00

WASHINGTON, July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Newseum today announced plans to mark the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing -- one of the biggest news stories of the 20th century -- with several days of activities including astronaut appearances, public programs, a daylong Family Day with a spaceflight focus and a display of newspaper front pages celebrating humanity's first steps on the moon. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080919/NEWSEUMLOGO) The Newseum also...

2009-06-30 14:34:00

BIENNE, Switzerland, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- - The Speedmaster Reunites Four Moonwalkers It is one of the defining events in history: on the 21st of July 1969 at 02:56:20 GMT, Neil Armstrong stepped onto the Moon and was joined a few minutes later by Buzz Aldrin. For a brief moment in time, the Apollo 11 mission united people from all over the world in a way that nothing else ever had. Everyone of a certain age remembers exactly where they were when they heard the words, "The...

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2009-06-28 10:15:00

Radio amateurs from across the globe have been communicating this weekend using the "Ëœmoonbounce' technique as part of the commemoration of the Apollo 11 landing 40 years ago in July. They were able to engage in very clean and in depth conversations, but radio communication is not as fluid and immediate as with a telephone. It takes the radio signals 2.5 seconds to reach the moon, which meant waiting five seconds to receive each reply. The contact between the groups was initiated...

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2009-06-27 07:25:00

NASA has announced a schedule of events to commemorate the achievements of the Apollo program and the 40th anniversary of the first lunar landing. Among the activities is a news conference with astronauts from several Apollo missions scheduled for 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. EDT, July 20, in the James Webb Auditorium at NASA Headquarters in Washington. NASA Headquarters is located at 300 E St., S.W. A list of events to celebrate the Apollo legacy is located at:...

2009-06-26 10:26:22

 On the eve of the 40th anniversary of the historic first moon landing, NASA is seeking ideas from the public, academia, and industry about how to analyze and catalog notes from spaceflight pioneer Wernher von Braun into an electronic, searchable database or other system. Von Braun was the first director of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., and a key figure in the development of the Saturn V rocket and NASA's Apollo program. NASA has a full collection of "Weekly...

2009-06-25 13:45:00

HOUSTON, June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will offer reporters an unprecedented chance to conduct interviews with scientists inside the lab that stores moon rocks Apollo astronauts collected during their six missions. The July 2 interview opportunities from the Apollo Lunar Sample Processing Lab and Storage Vaults at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston will take place nearly 40 years after humans first walked on the moon. (Logo:...


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Ronald Evans Jr.
2012-10-25 11:30:42

Ronald Ellwin Evans, Jr. was an astronaut that worked with NASA on the Apollo missions and served as a Captain in the United States Navy. Evans is one of the twenty-four astronauts to fly to the moon. . Evans was born on November 10, 1933 in St. Francis, Kansas. He graduated from Highland Park High School in Topeka, Kansas. Boy Scouts of America played a huge role in Evans youth as he attained the highest level of Life Scout. Evans then went on to study at the University of Kansas...

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2010-11-18 18:11:26

Michael Collins was an American astronaut and test pilot who was one of only 24 people to have flown to the Moon. He was born on October 31, 1930 in Rome, Italy. As a child he moved constantly due to having military parents. His family ended up in Washington DC, where Collins attended St. Albans School. After his graduation, he went to the United States Military Academy and continued on to join the United States Air Force. He completed flight training at Columbus Air Force Base, moved on to...

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2010-10-12 14:53:01

Neil Armstrong is one of the most well known American astronauts. is Neil Armstrong. He is an American aviator and a former astronaut, test pilot, aerospace engineer, university professor, and United States Naval Aviator. He was also the first person to walk on the Moon. He was born as Neil Alden Armstrong on August 5, 1930 in Wapakoneta, Ohio. His father, Stephen, worked for the state government, which caused the family to move around many tunes throughout Armstrong's childhood. As a child,...

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