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2009-07-20 16:07:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, is proud to join NASA and the American people to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the historic first human steps on the moon. On July 16, 1969 the Saturn V launch vehicle launched the Apollo 11 capsule, sending three American astronauts -- Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins -- on their inaugural mission to the moon. Four days later, on July 20 Neil Armstrong stepped off the Apollo...

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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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