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Apollo 8 Earthrise Image Commemorated With New Video Simulation
2013-12-22 02:58:17

To commemorate the 45th anniversary of the first color image of the Earth ever taken by a person in lunar orbit, NASA has released a new video simulation of the events that led to the iconic ‘Earthrise’ photograph.

Image 1 - Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Brings 'Earthrise' To Everyone
2012-04-21 06:20:59

Imagine yourself in orbit, your spacecraft flying backward with its small window facing down toward the surface of the moon. You peer out, scouring the ash-colored contours of the cratered landscape for traces of ancient volcanic activity.

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2010-12-21 13:48:32

Christmas Eve, 1968 -- As one of the most turbulent, tragic years in American history drew to a close, millions around the world were watching and listening as the Apollo 8 astronauts -- Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and Bill Anders -- became the first humans to orbit another world.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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2009-03-31 14:20:00

NASA will honor astronaut James "Jim" Lovell, Jr, with the presentation of an Ambassador of Exploration Award for his contributions to the US space program.


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2010-12-03 15:11:46

Frank Borman is a retired NASA astronaut and engineer. He was born Frank Frederick Borman, II on March 14, 1928 in Gary, Indiana. His father moved his family to Tucson, Arizona during Borman's childhood. He graduated from Tucson High School and then graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1950. Upon his graduation, he entered the United States Air Force and became a fighter pilot. He received his Master of Science degree in aeronautical engineering from the California Institute...

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2010-10-29 20:50:05

Jim Lovell is a former NASA astronaut and a retired captain in the US Navy. He was born as James "Jim" Arthur Lovell, Jr. on March 25, 1928 in Cleveland, Ohio. During his childhood, Lovell was interested in rocketry, and built flying models. His father died in a car accident when he was young. Lovell graduated from Juneau High School in Wisconsin. Later he attended the University of Wisconsin"“Madison for two years. He then transferred to the United States Naval Academy, and entered in the...

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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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