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2010-01-04 12:57:00

HOUSTON, Jan. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A moon rock collected during the historic Apollo 11 mission more than 40 years ago will be heading back to space and a new home aboard the International Space Station, sharing quarters with a piece of Mt. Everest. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) On May 20, 2009, former NASA astronaut Scott Parazynski carried the rock to the top of Mt. Everest where he collected a rock from the world's highest mountain to...

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2010-01-04 13:15:53

A moon rock collected during the historic Apollo 11 mission more than 40 years ago will be heading back to space and a new home aboard the International Space Station, sharing quarters with a piece of Mt. Everest. On May 20, 2009, former NASA astronaut Scott Parazynski carried the rock to the top of Mt. Everest where he collected a rock from the world's highest mountain to accompany the lunar sample for its return to space. During an event Jan. 6 at Space Center Houston, Parazynski will...

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2009-11-09 15:00:00

Forty years after humans first walked on the moon, NASA is offering the next generation of explorers a chance to learn how the challenges of the Apollo 11 mission were met. Through a series of interactive educational videoconferences, students will hear firsthand accounts of the people who made the lunar landing possible. During a week of programs beginning Nov. 16, NASA's Digital Learning Network will host videoconferences between classrooms around the country and NASA employees who had a...

2009-10-05 17:25:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing on the moon, NASA honored President John F. Kennedy with an Ambassador of Exploration Award for his vision and leadership in landing a man on the moon. The Kennedy family has selected Rice University to house and publicly display the award, a lunar sample, at Fondren Library. Kennedy called for a national initiative to go to the moon during a speech given at Rice University on Sept. 12, 1962....

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2009-09-05 07:05:00

Four months after the success of Apollo 11, NASA launched Apollo 12 in November 1969. Almost exactly 40 years later, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has seen the landing site. Engineering and safety constraints in place for these earliest manned lunar missions dictated landing Apollo 12 at an equatorial site on a flat lava plain (known as maria on the moon). NASA selected a site near where the unmanned Surveyor 3 had landed two years earlier, in western Oceanus Procellarum. Of course,...

2009-09-03 17:42:00

FULLERTON, Calif., Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Astronaut, explorer, scientist, and American hero, Dr. Buzz Aldrin will be the keynote speaker for Hope International University's annual "Celebrate Hope" dinner held at Disney's Grand Californian(R) Hotel & Spa in Anaheim, CA. The event will take place on Friday, October 16 at 6:00 p.m. On July 20, 1969, Dr. Aldrin and Neil Armstrong made their historic Apollo XI moon walk, thus becoming the first two humans to set foot on another...

2009-08-20 12:38:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Television has been honored with a Primetime Emmy Award by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The 2009 Philo T. Farnsworth Award recognizes the agency for engineering excellence and commemorates the 40th anniversary of the technological innovations that made possible the first live TV broadcast from the moon by the Apollo 11 crew on July 20, 1969. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The prestigious...

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2009-07-21 12:35:00

President Barack Obama pledged to keep the U.S. space program alive for future generations as America celebrated the 40th anniversary of the first American moon landing on Monday, AFP reported. Obama told Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin and Michael Collins at the White House Monday that the July 20, 1969 moonwalk was "an example of how Americans can do anything they put their minds to." The Apollo program inspired an entire generation of U.S. scientists and...

2009-07-21 06:00:00

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif., July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- WHO: Buzz Aldrin (Astronaut, second man to walk on the Moon -- Apollo 11) Alan Bean (Astronaut, walked on Moon -- Apollo 12) Eugene Cernan (Astronaut, last man to walk on Moon -- Apollo 17) Charlie Duke (Astronaut, USAF Brigadier General, walked on Moon -- Apollo 16) Edgar Mitchell (Astronaut, walked on Moon -- Apollo 14) Harrison Schmitt (Astronaut, former Senator of New Mexico, last man who arrived on Moon -- Apollo 17) John...

2009-07-20 17:31:00

ST. LOUIS, July 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is commentary by Dr. Benjamin Ola. Akande, dean of the School of Business & Technology at Webster University in St. Louis, MO. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090122/DC61721) Today, July 20, 2009, marks the 40th anniversary of the first moon landing and moonwalk. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin did what many considered impossible, that man could reach the moon, land and walk on the moon. It was the ultimate...


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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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