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US Space Program 'Embarrassing,' Says Armstrong
2011-09-23 04:57:13

The firm man to walk on the moon had some strong words for the U.S. space program on Thursday, telling the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology that the retirement of the space shuttle has left it in an "embarrassing" state.

Missing Moon Rock Found
2011-09-22 12:18:28

Arkansas has discovered its lost moon rock after years of it missing in Bill Clinton's gubernatorial papers.

LRO Produces Sharp Images Of Apollo Landing Sites
2011-09-06 13:01:40

NASA said on Tuesday that its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has captured the sharpest images ever taken from space of the Apollo 12, 14 and 17 landing sites.

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2011-05-26 14:45:00

A team of NASA-funded researchers has measured water from the moon that shows some parts of the lunar mantle have as much water as the Earth’s upper mantle.

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2011-02-23 05:45:00

Moon rocks, excavated from the Moon via six Apollo missions and three unmanned Soviet missions more than 30 years ago, are the subject of a far-reaching black market for the precious stones, which have been tracked down -- with some success -- by a former NASA investigator.

2011-01-12 00:01:24

Out-of-this-World Space Artifacts at RR Auction Amherst, N.H.

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2010-06-13 07:20:16

In exploration, sometimes you find more than what you're looking for, including things that shouldn’t be there.

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2010-03-16 06:25:00

A pair of former NASA astronauts who once made the journey to the moon are voicing their displeasure at President Barack Obama's decision to indefinitely postpone any future trips to Earth's satellite.

2009-12-23 16:00:00

HOUSTON, Dec. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Arizonans will have the rare chance to touch a piece of a moon rock at the Maricopa County Home Show in Phoenix at NASA's Driven to Explore traveling exhibit.


Latest Apollo 17 Reference Libraries

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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2010-11-17 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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2010-10-29 20:31:07

Harrison Schmitt was a NASA astronaut, and is also an American geologist. He was born Harrison Hagan "Jack" Schmitt on July 3, 1935 in Santa Rita, New Mexico. After high school, he went to the California Institute of Technology and received a B.S. degree in science in 1957. He then went to Norway to study geology at the University of Oslo. In 1964, Schmitt earned a Ph.D. in geology from Harvard University. After receiving his doctorate, he worked at the U.S. Geological Survey's...

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2010-10-12 13:30:20

Edgar Mitchell was an American pilot, engineer, and astronaut. He was also the sixth person to have walked on the moon. He was born Edgar Dean Mitchell, D.Sc. on born September 17, 1930 in Hereford, Texas. During his childhood, he was active in the Boy Scouts of America where he achieved its second highest rank, Life Scout. He attended Carnegie Institute of Technology and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial management in 1952. The following year he joined the US Navy and trained...

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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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aphotic
  • Having no light.
  • Of or relating to the region of a body of water that is not reached by sunlight and in which photosynthesis is unable to occur.
The word 'aphotic' comes from Greek roots meaning 'without' and 'light'.
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