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2009-10-09 10:41:00

DALLAS, Oct. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- On the eve of an historic mission to the moon searching for potentially life sustaining water and nitrogen, Heritage Auctions conducted a $932,000 Space Exploration Auction, led by Apollo 17 Command Module Pilot Ron Evans' Rolex watch, which realized $131,450, including 19.5% Buyer's Premium. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091009/DA90198) The handsome, all-original, 1968-era Rolex Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master was the personal watch of...

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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...

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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...

2009-07-13 16:57:53

 NASA will hold a news briefing with astronauts from the Apollo program at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Monday, July 20, to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the first lunar landing. The news conference will take place in the James Webb Auditorium at NASA Headquarters, 300 E St. SW, in Washington. It will be carried live on NASA Television and the agency\'s Web site. Astronauts scheduled to participate are: -     James Lovell, Apollo 8 and Apollo 13 -    ...

2009-07-13 11:14:00

WASHINGTON, July 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --NASA will hold a news briefing with astronauts from the Apollo program at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Monday, July 20, to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the first lunar landing. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The news conference will take place in the James Webb Auditorium at NASA Headquarters, 300 E St. SW, in Washington. It will be carried live on NASA Television and the agency's Web site. Astronauts scheduled to...

2009-06-30 14:34:00

BIENNE, Switzerland, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- - The Speedmaster Reunites Four Moonwalkers It is one of the defining events in history: on the 21st of July 1969 at 02:56:20 GMT, Neil Armstrong stepped onto the Moon and was joined a few minutes later by Buzz Aldrin. For a brief moment in time, the Apollo 11 mission united people from all over the world in a way that nothing else ever had. Everyone of a certain age remembers exactly where they were when they heard the words, "The...

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2009-01-17 09:30:00

Ancient rock's magnetic field shows that moon once had a dynamo in its coreThe collection of rocks that the Apollo astronauts brought back from the moon carried with it a riddle that has puzzled scientists since the early 1970s: What produced the magnetization found in many of those rocks?The longstanding puzzle has now been solved by researchers at MIT, who carried out the most detailed analysis ever of the oldest pristine rock from the Apollo collection. Magnetic traces recorded in the rock...

2008-10-16 15:00:07

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Advisory Council Chairman Harrison "Jack" H. Schmitt announced Thursday he was leaving the council. Fellow council member Kenneth Ford will succeed him as chairman effective immediately. The NASA Advisory Council provides advice to the NASA administrator on important program and policy matters related to the U.S. space program. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) "My service as chairman of Administrator Mike...


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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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2010-11-17 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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