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2008-11-01 17:40:00

Former astronaut Neil Armstrong has agreed to donate personal papers, that date back from the start of his flight career, to Purdue University. "Armstrong's papers will be an inspiration for students and invaluable to researchers," said Sammie Morris, assistant professor of library science and head of Purdue Libraries Archives and Special Collections. "For researchers, it's going to be a boon. No one has been able to research these papers or study them," Morris said. The donation is going to...

2008-09-05 21:00:14

By RENE RODRIGUEZ "Fly Me to the Moon" is the first feature-length computer- animated 'toon made specifically for 3-D. This is a good thing, because the movie would be unwatchable without it. Director Ben Stassen, a veteran of various 3-D IMAX movies, knows what he's doing when it comes to technological trickery that expands the depth of field. He's not quite as adept, however, at enlivening Domonic Paris' pedestrian screenplay with visual wit or humor. This story about three young...

2008-07-23 00:00:16

Hundreds of scientists are meeting this week in California as part of the celebration of the 39th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing on the moon. The Lunar Science Conference at NASA Ames Research Center, which runs through Wednesday, was designed to give scientists an opportunity to review the state of knowledge of the moon, the evolution of the solar system, effects of the lunar environment on humans and robots, and opportunities for using the moon as a platform for performing...

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2008-07-21 00:10:00

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Thirty-nine years to the day after Neil Armstrong radioed "The Eagle has landed!" from the Sea of Tranquility, NASA on Sunday turned its eyes toward the moon, gazing both forward and backward in time. For the next three days, Silicon Valley will be the base for planning humankind's return to the moon, as more than 400 scientists from around the world assemble at NASA's Ames Research Center for a conference on what type of science should be done when astronauts...

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2008-07-09 09:00:00

NVIDIA today announced that NVISION(R) 08 attendees are in for a special experience: an exclusive screening of "Fly Me to the Moon," a brand-new digital 3D animated feature that will open in August in the U.S. In addition, NVIDIA is delighted to welcome the second man to walk on the moon, former Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin, in a special guest appearance, addressing the NVISION audience at the beginning of the film screening. In the film, Mr. Aldrin plays himself in a live-action cameo....

2008-06-24 09:01:11

By Gavin Engelbrecht As Nasa prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary, Gavin Engelbrecht enjoys the narrative thrust of a history of the men behind the space exploration programme NASA: The Complete Illustrated History by Michael Gorn (Merrell, [pounds]17.95) IT was only slightly larger than a basketball, but it could be seen crossing the night sky and its bleeping signature tune could be picked up on a family radio. But the Sputnik satellite galvanised a nation into a space race that...

2008-02-12 07:30:11

New research has revealed the seemingly gentle touchdowns of the six Apollo Lunar Modules (LMs) on the moon between 1969 and 1972 were actually incredibly violent events. The Lunar Module's descent engine blew out high-velocity lunar particles that strafed the landscape. "The smallest particles were seen by the Apollo astronauts to fly right out over the horizon and keep on going," said Philip Metzger of NASA's Kennedy Space Center (KSC). "Depending on the actual velocity they may have gone...

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2007-09-20 00:45:43

It may seem hard to remember these days and even harder to believe, but there was a time when the United States seemed united in the spirit of a common goal: rocketing to the moon during the summer of 1969. Director David Sington's documentary "In the Shadow of the Moon" vividly captures that sense of innocent enthusiasm, an almost tingly feeling of optimism. The film features all-new interviews with the astronauts themselves, still bright and viable after all these years and full of...

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2007-05-21 13:55:00

Ron Woods is one of the few people to effectively capture spacesuits in their native habitats. Designed to keep humans alive in the void of orbit and on the moon, the rugged garments nevertheless spend almost their entire lives in pristine rooms on Earth. It is there that Woods finds them and brings their stories to life. "To me, there's nothing more artistic than a spacesuit," Woods said. "They're just real interesting pieces of hardware to me and I just started painting them." The details...

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2006-08-15 07:50:00

WASHINGTON -- Red-faced because the best pictures of its glory days are missing, NASA said Tuesday it was launching an official search for more than 13,000 original tapes of the historic Apollo moon missions. What's missing are the never-before-broadcast clear original videos - not the grainy converted pictures the world watched on television more than three decades ago. The tapes aren't lost, insists the NASA official put in charge of the search. But he doesn't know where they are. Most...


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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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