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2009-07-15 15:30:00

Neil Armstrong was supposed to be asleep. The moonwalking was done. The moon rocks were stowed away. His ship was ready for departure. In just a few hours, the Eagle's ascent module would blast off the Moon, something no ship had ever attempted before, and Neil needed his wits about him. He curled up on the Eagle's engine cover and closed his eyes.But he could not sleep.Neither could Buzz Aldrin. In the cramped lander, Buzz had the sweet spot, the floor. He stretched out as much as he could...

2009-07-14 07:00:00

NEW YORK, July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Games2Win, a global top 20 online games business, today announced the launch of Apollo 11: Mission to the Moon, a highly interactive and engaging online game that recreates the historic mission to the moon. The game's release is dedicated to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Apollo 11's success this July 20, 2009. Apollo 11: Mission to the Moon is a free-to-play Flash game available online at http://www.games2win.com on...

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2009-07-13 09:05:00

In 1969, people across the world gathered together in excitement and anticipation around their black-and-white television sets to watch Neil Armstrong take the first steps on the moon. Now, the world can relive the day that changed the world. In hopes of bringing back that same sense of wonder, people who may have never witnessed the event will be able to watch the Apollo 11 mission recreated in real time on the Web, follow Twitter feeds of transmissions between Mission Control and the...

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2009-04-17 14:40:00

In the 1960s and 1970s, the Apollo Moon Program struggled with a minuscule, yet formidable enemy: sticky lunar dust. Four decades later, a new study reveals that forces compelling lunar dust to cling to surfaces "” ruining scientific experiments and endangering astronauts' health "”change during the lunar day with the elevation of the sun. The study analyzes the interactions on the Moon among electrostatic adhesive forces, the angle of incidence of the sun's rays, and lunar...

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2009-04-09 07:30:00

The flight computer onboard the Lunar Excursion Module, which landed on the Moon during the Apollo program, had a whopping 4 kilobytes of RAM and a 74 KB "hard drive." In places, the craft's outer skin was as thin as two sheets of aluminum foil. It worked well enough for Apollo. Back then, astronauts stayed on the lunar surface for only a few days at a time. But when NASA sends people back to the Moon starting around 2020, the plan will be much more ambitious "” and the hardware is...

2009-01-29 10:17:45

The U.S. space agency says it has issued a request for proposals for concept definition and requirements analysis for the Altair lunar lander. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Constellation Program will use Altair to land four astronauts on the moon. The lunar lander will provide the astronauts with life support and a base for week-long initial surface explorations of the moon, NASA said. Altair also will also take the crew back to the orbiting spacecraft that will return...

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2008-09-27 10:55:00

The Apollo Moon missions of 1969-1972 all share a dirty secret. "The major issue the Apollo astronauts pointed out was dust, dust, dust," says Professor Larry Taylor, Director of the Planetary Geosciences Institute at the University of Tennessee. Fine as flour and rough as sandpaper, Moon dust caused "Ëœlunar hay fever,' problems with space suits, and dust storms in the crew cabin upon returning to space. Taylor and other scientists will present their research on lunar dust at the...

2008-06-24 02:25:00

MOSES LAKE SAND DUNES, Wash.-- This patch of desert may resemble the moon, but a team of NASA scientists who came here to test lunar robots, rovers and spacesuits found spring weather in Eastern Washington can be worse than outer space. During the two-week exercise, howling wind blasted sand into every nook and crevice of the machines _ some of which were venturing outside the lab for the first time. Rain squalls forced scientists to shield state-of-the-art prototypes under blue tarps. "It...

2008-06-17 12:00:05

By Sandi Doughton, Seattle Times Jun. 17--MOSES LAKE SAND DUNES, Grant County -- This patch of desert may resemble the moon, but a team of NASA scientists who came here to test lunar robots, rovers and spacesuits found spring weather in Eastern Washington can be worse than outer space. During the two-week exercise, howling wind blasted sand into every nook and crevice of the machines -- some of which were venturing outside the lab for the first time. Rain squalls forced scientists to...

2008-03-26 06:57:25

The combination of Snoopy and outer space proved irresistible to one eager bidder, who tendered the winning offer for the most expensive item sold Tuesday at an auction of air and space artifacts. An online bidder paid $41,825 for a checklist that astronauts used aboard Apollo 10 during rendezvous and mission maneuvers on its lunar module, nicknamed Snoopy, said Kelley Norwine, a spokeswoman with Heritage Auction Galleries. The checklist also contains an original signed sketch of Snoopy by...


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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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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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