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Looking Back On Apollo 11 On The 45th Anniversary Of

Looking Back On Apollo 11 On The 45th Anniversary Of Historic Lunar Landing

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In 1961, President John F. Kennedy promised that America would put the first man on the moon by the end of the decade. The technology to do so did not exist, the national drive to do so did...

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Space History Sale Highlights Artifacts From Apollo Lunar Missions
2014-04-07 06:51:23

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Artifacts from NASA’s Apollo lunar missions will be highlights in an upcoming auction in New York City. Bonham’s is holding the Space History Sale in the Big Apple on Tuesday and will feature everything from space documents to spacesuits. In all, more than 300 items will be up for sale. Among the highlights of the April 8 auction will be a motion picture sight ring – a small polarizing filter put on a camera used by...

Apollo Data On Lunar Dust
2013-11-21 04:12:52

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In 1969, Neil Armstrong took man's first otherworldly steps onto the lunar surface. He had no idea what a nuisance the soil beneath his feet would prove to be at the time. Scratchy lunar dust clung to everything it touched. This caused scientific instruments to overheat and a type of lunar dust hay fever for Apollo 17 Astronaut Harrison Schmitt. NASA undertook a scientific experiment to figure out how fast the dust collects, but the...

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2012-08-26 07:00:43

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online UPDATED: August 26, 2012 Astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, died yesterday at the age of 82. America's favorite son has taken that one small step into the unknown. Armstrong underwent heart surgery on August 8, 2012, just days after his 82nd birthday. His death came from complications with that procedure, according to his family. "We are heartbroken to share the news that Neil Armstrong has passed...

Remembering Apollo: Lunar Landing 43 Years Later
2012-07-20 06:02:38

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For thousands of years, man would sit up at night and look deeply at the stars for both thought provoking science, and just pure entertainment. It wasn't until the 1600s that telescopes were invented, and even then they were staring at objects that were unattainable. The moon was the closest object in man's sight, yet it still seemed untouchable. However, all that would change in 1969, when Apollo 11 set off to place man onto a new...

Apollo 11 Still Remembered 43 Years Later
2012-07-16 12:38:55

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Forty-three years ago today, man embarked on a mission that made Lewis and Clark's journey across America seem like child's play, as Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins set forth towards the Moon. On July 16, 1969, at 9:32 EDT, Saturn V's engines fired up and the countdown beat down to zero as the three astronauts took hold of their position in the history books that could never be replaced. The call to arms began on May...

Notebook From Ill-Fated Apollo 13 Sells Big At Auction
2011-12-01 09:07:47

It was during the ill-fated Apollo 13 flight to the moon that astronauts reported the immortal words, “Houston, we've had a problem.” During that incredibly risky flight back to Earth, commander James Lovell jotted down handwritten calculations in hopes of guiding his crew and craft safely home. The notebook with those calculations was auctioned on Wednesday of this week in Dallas where it was sold to an unidentified American collector who paid $388,375 for piece of history,...

Astronomy Team Looking For Lost 'Snoopy' Module From Apollo 10
2011-09-29 11:38:08

A team of amateur astronomers have teamed up with scientists at the University of Glamorgan to search for a Lunar Module known as "Snoopy" sent off during Apollo 10 in May 1969. Snoopy was sent off in an orbit around the Sun, and it is still traveling through space somewhere. The Faulkes Telescope team is working with other astronomers and schools to try and find Snoopy. “The whole history of Apollo is remarkable and include some of the most inspiring scientific and explorative...

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. The space agency said the images show the twists and turns of the paths made when the astronauts explored the lunar surface. The tracks laid down by the lunar rover during the Apollo 17 site are clearly visible in the images.   The images also show where the astronauts placed some of the scientific...


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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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2010-10-29 20:07:02

David Scott was a NASA astronaut who was the seventh person to walk on the Moon and the first person to drive on the Moon. He was born David Randolph Scott on June 6, 1932 on Randolph Air Force Base near San Antonio, Texas. As a child, he was active in the Boy Scouts of America and graduated from The Western High School in Washington, D.C. in June 1949, as an honor student and a record setting swimmer. After his first year of college, he received an invitation to attend West Point where he...

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