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2009-11-24 12:54:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will present astronaut Fred Haise, Jr., with NASA's Ambassador of Exploration Award during a ceremony on Wednesday, Dec. 2, at the Gorenflo Elementary School in Biloxi, Miss.

2009-11-24 14:00:00

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will present astronaut Fred Haise, Jr, with NASA's Ambassador of Exploration Award during a ceremony on Wednesday, Dec 2, at the Gorenflo Elementary School in Biloxi, Miss.

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...

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2009-03-23 14:10:00

NASA will honor astronaut Thomas K "Ken" Mattingly, II, with the presentation of an Ambassador of Exploration Award for his contributions to the US space program.

2009-03-23 11:24:00

WASHINGTON, March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will honor astronaut Thomas K. "Ken" Mattingly, II, with the presentation of an Ambassador of Exploration Award for his contributions to the U.S. space program.

2008-03-26 06:57:25

The combination of Snoopy and outer space proved irresistible to one eager bidder, who tendered the winning offer for the most expensive item sold Tuesday at an auction of air and space artifacts.

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2006-11-09 09:05:00

Near the end of the mission of Apollo 16, on April 24, 1972, just before returning back home to Earth, the three astronauts released one last scientific experiment: a small "subsatellite" called PFS-2 to orbit the Moon about every 2 hours. Then something bizarre happened.


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2010-11-17 15:43:04

John Young was a NASA astronaut and engineer. He was born as John Watts Young on September 24, 1930 in San Francisco, California but was raised in Orlando, Florida. After high school, Young went to the Georgia Institute of Technology and graduated in 1952 with a Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical engineering. After his graduation, he entered the United States Navy and served as a Fire Control Officer on the USS Laws. He also completed a tour in the Korean Seas. About ten years...

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2010-10-11 22:05:09

Charles Duke was a United States astronaut and engineer for NASA, as well as a retired USAF Brigadier General. He is also the youngest of twelve people who have walked on the moon. He was born Charles Moss Duke, Jr. on October 3, 1935 in Charlotte, North Carolina. He attended Lancaster High School and graduated as valedictorian from the Admiral Farragut Academy in St. Petersburg, Florida in 1953. He then went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Naval Sciences from the United States...

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