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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...

2011-09-01 07:05:00

RR Auction, an Amherst, NH-based company, is offering a treasure trove of more than 800 unique and amazing historical objects in a Space and Aviation Artifacts auction this September 15-22. Amherst, NH (PRWEB) September 01, 2011 The uncertain future of the NASA space program may mark the end of the greatest era of innovation and exploration that the country has known. Until we choose again to reach for the stars, most will need to settle for the next best thingâ”to...

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2011-07-20 13:35:00

Former astronaut Edgar Mitchell says a camera he brought back from the 1971 Apollo 14 moon mission was given to him by NASA despite the space agency's lawsuit asking for it back, according to a recent Associated Press report. Mitchell lawyer Donald Jacobson wants NASA to dismiss its case, saying that a four-year statute of limitations has long since run out and that there are no records to disprove his contention that the camera was a gift. "Dr. Edgar Mitchell is an American hero,"...

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2011-07-11 09:25:00

Flag remnants from the July 1969 Apollo 11 mission to the moon were auctioned off by retired NASA mechanical engineer Thomas Moser, who was put in charge of designing a flag mechanism that could fit in the lunar module, survive the flight to the lunar surface and appear to fly in the no-wind environment of the moon, reports the New York Times. Moser, then 30 years old, was given two weeks to come up with a flag that could be carried to the moon on the Apollo 11 mission. His solution for the...

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2011-07-01 09:00:00

Edgar Mitchell, the sixth man to walk on the moon, is currently locked in a legal battle with NASA over who owns a movie camera that flew aboard the Apollo 14 mission with him in 1971. Mitchell apparently decided he deserved a souvenir and took the lunar movie camera home with him after his mission ended. Then, 40 years later, he tried to auction off the camera. "Objects from the lunar trips to the moon were ultimately mounted and then presented to the astronauts as a gift after they had...

2011-01-24 00:00:40

Memento from the First Manned Lunar Landing Grabs More Than $47,000 Amherst, NH (Vocus/PRWEB) January 22, 2011 A small flag that was flown aboard Apollo 11 was auctioned last night for $47,652, a new record for a flag from that mission, according to Amherst, NH-based auction house RR Auction. The space souvenir was signed by Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, and accompanied Armstrong and Aldrin to the moon's surface in July 1969. A commemorative silver...

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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. As their command module floated above the lunar surface, the astronauts beamed back images of the moon and Earth and took turns reading from the book of Genesis, closing with a wish for everyone "on the good Earth." "We...

2010-06-07 10:58:00

Ex-Grumman Launch Pad Foreman Speaks Out for the First Time in 40 Years PBS invites fans to help solve the mystery, 'Who is John F?,' with a pre-broadcast online story release at pbs.org/historydetectives PORTLAND, Ore., June 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, PBS enlists HISTORY DETECTIVES fans across the nation to solve a 40-year-old mystery: "Who is John F.?" -- and did he really help send Andy Warhol's art to the moon? HISTORY DETECTIVES has posted "Moon Museum" online today, two...

2010-04-06 13:16:00

POULTNEY, Vt., April 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Alan Bean, one of only twelve men ever to see earth from the vantage point of the moon, is the guest speaker on Earth Day at Green Mountain College. Bean will give the address for the College's third annual Thomas L. Benson Lecture at 1 p.m. April 22. Alan Bean was the fourth man to set foot on the moon during the Apollo 12 mission in November 1969, a few months before the first Earth Day was established in April 1970. He explored the...

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2010-01-30 15:25:00

A California state panel on Friday registered a collection of 106 artifacts left on the moon by the Apollo 11 mission as historical resources, according to a recent Reuters report. The goal is to preserve the site where humans first landed on the moon, and create the first designation for cultural artifacts located elsewhere than the Earth. The Historical Resources Commission hopes that recognizing the moon objects on California's registry of historic landmarks and resources will lead...


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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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