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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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2009-07-18 08:08:25

The following is a series of questions and answers prepared by Michael Collins, command module pilot for Apollo 11. Collins issued the following statement in lieu of media interviews: These are questions I am most frequently asked, plus a few others I have thrown in. For more information, please consult my book, CARRYING THE FIRE, (CTF) Farrar, Straus & Giroux, the 40th anniversary edition, the only reference I have used here. Q. Circling the lonely moon by yourself, the loneliest person...

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2009-07-17 14:25:00

Forty years ago, Apollo astronauts set out on a daring adventure to explore the Moon. They ended up discovering their own planet. How do you discover Earth "¦ by leaving it? It all started with a single photograph. Apollo 8 was the first crewed Saturn V launch and the first time humans were placed in lunar orbit. Mission plans called for the astronauts to photograph possible landing sites for future missions. Before this, only robotic probes had taken images of the Moon's far side. As...

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2009-07-17 12:35:00

A lunar geochemist at Washington University in St. Louis says that there are still many answers to be gleaned from the moon rocks collected by the Apollo 11 astronauts on their historic moonwalk 40 years ago July 20. And he credits another WUSTL professor for the fact that the astronauts even collected the moon rocks in the first place. Randy L. Korotev, Ph.D., a research professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences in Arts & Sciences, has studied lunar samples and their...

2009-07-17 08:11:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The first men to walk on the moon will reunite today with 10 crew members from other Apollo manned spaceflight missions at the National Aviation Hall of Fame in Dayton, the birthplace of flight and a national leader in the aerospace industry, according to the Ohio Business Development Coalition, the nonprofit organization that markets the state for capital investment. The convergence of Apollo astronauts in Dayton is the first time they will reunite...

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2009-07-20 06:50:00

NASA has launched a series of events to commemorate its most notable journey into space "“ the lunar landing of Apollo 11. It was 40 years ago on July 20 that astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin landed on the surface of the moon. Seven hours later, Armstrong became the first to leave the capsule to take that "giant leap for mankind", followed by Aldrin. In celebration of the historic journey, NASA has released newly restored video footage from the...

2009-07-16 10:00:00

WASHINGTON, July 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA released Thursday newly restored video from the July 20, 1969, live television broadcast of the Apollo 11 moonwalk. The release commemorates the 40th anniversary of the first mission to land astronauts on the moon. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) The initial video release, part of a larger Apollo 11 moonwalk restoration project, features 15 key moments from the historic lunar excursion of Neil Armstrong...

2009-07-15 15:01:00

HOUSTON, July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- You're in a spacecraft, on a mission to land on the moon for the first time in history, and the microphone to Earth is off. What do you say? (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Now you can listen in on a NASA Web site and find out. As Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Mike Collins flew on Apollo 11 to a lunar landing in July 1969, the world heard communications between the crew and Mission Control live as they...

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2009-07-19 06:55:00

You're in a spacecraft, on a mission to land on the moon for the first time in history, and the microphone to Earth is off. What do you say? Now you can listen in on a NASA Web site and find out. As Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Mike Collins flew on Apollo 11 to a lunar landing in July 1969, the world heard communications between the crew and Mission Control live as they happened. But Earth did not hear the private conversations between Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins, although they were...

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2009-07-15 08:34:18

The U.S. space agency says it will broadcast an audio time capsule in observance of the 40th anniversary of the first human landing on the moon. NASA said audio from the entire Apollo 11 mission will be replayed and streamed on the Internet at exactly the same time and date it was originally broadcast in 1969. The audio retrospective will begin at 7:32 a.m. EDT Thursday, two hours before the spacecraft launched, officials said. The audio will continue through splashdown of the mission at...


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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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