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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...

2009-07-20 17:17:07

Florida's Kennedy Space Center Monday gave out pieces of one of the world's largest MoonPies to mark the 40th anniversary of Apollo 11, officials said. The MoonPie, comprised of six pounds of chocolate and 14 pounds of marshmallow, was given to the hungry public at the Visitor Complex's rock garden at 2 p.m. to mark the 40th anniversary of the mission that first put man on the moon, Florida Today reported Friday. Meanwhile, in Cocoa Beach, Fla., a Dunkin' Donuts announced it is honoring the...

2009-07-20 16:07:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, is proud to join NASA and the American people to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the historic first human steps on the moon. On July 16, 1969 the Saturn V launch vehicle launched the Apollo 11 capsule, sending three American astronauts -- Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins -- on their inaugural mission to the moon. Four days later, on July 20 Neil Armstrong stepped off the Apollo...

2009-07-20 15:20:00

WASHINGTON, July 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement today on the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 astronauts landing on the moon: "In 1961, President Kennedy set a truly daring goal for this nation by declaring that before the decade was over, an American would land on the moon and return safely. In that moment, there were far more skeptics than believers. But eight years later, the brave astronauts of Apollo 11 - Neil Armstrong, Buzz...

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2009-07-20 10:18:06

The United States should send humans to Mars, not back to the moon, the crew of Apollo 11 said in a rare joint appearance in Washington. Neil Armstrong, 78, the first man to walk on the moon, Buzz Aldrin, 79, and Michael Collins, 78, appeared together Sunday on the eve of the 40th anniversary of the first human moon landing. They lamented NASA is working to return astronauts to the moon, rather than prepare for a great adventure to Mars, USA Today reported Monday. America, do you still dream...

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2009-07-20 10:50:00

During a public reunion of the first crew to ever set foot on the surface of the Moon, the legendary astronauts of Apollo 11 called on the US to aim for Mars as a new venue for manned exploration. Speaking from the National Air and Space Museum on the eve of the 40th anniversary of the first moon landing, Neil Armstrong, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin and Michael Collins addressed the importance of their mission which acted as a "diversion" during the tense political atmosphere of the Cold War. "It was...

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2009-07-20 08:33:29

When the lunar module took off from the surface of the moon 40 years ago Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were relying on 4 cubic tons of N2O4 "” one of the most important rocket propellants ever developed "” to return them to lunar orbit and rendezvous with the Apollo Command and Service Module. It was a short but crucial journey for the men involved "” and it had its origins in PhD research carried out at The University of Nottingham 20 years earlier. By 1969 Nottingham was...


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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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