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Lunar Mission One smashes Kickstarter funding goal

Eric Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online What would you put in your lunar time capsule? Lunar Mission One, “the most inspirational mission to the Moon since the Apollo landings, and your chance to reserve your place in space”,...

Latest Apollo program Stories

2014-12-05 23:01:20

Precision guidance and navigation is critical to success and safety in spaceflight.

Orion and Delta IV Heavy rocket
2014-12-04 08:35:43

NASA’s plan to conduct a manned mission to Mars is scheduled to take one giant leap forward on Thursday morning with the maiden test flight of the Orion spacecraft which will be used to transport astronauts to the Red Planet.

Orion's First Flight Test And The Journey To Mars
2014-12-01 03:22:24

In the not-too-distant future, astronauts destined to be the first people to walk on Mars will leave Earth aboard an Orion spacecraft.

Apollo 12 lunar module
2014-11-07 12:28:26

In an address to Congress in 1961, President John F. Kennedy challenged the nation to "land a man on the moon and return him safely to Earth" before the end of the decade. With the flight of Apollo 12, 45 years ago this month, NASA achieved that goal a second time.

apollo 11 eagle
2014-10-25 07:01:15

Some of the most iconic sounds ever heard have been posted online by NASA and are available for free download. These sounds range from the roar of Space Shuttle rocket launches to historic speeches and weird and wonderful noises from the solar system and beyond.

2014-10-07 23:07:32

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) will honor Laura Major, Draper Laboratory’s human systems and analytics business lead, as one of its emerging leaders for 2014 at its Annual Conference for

2014-09-30 23:25:22

Apollo Security announces training seminars that will be taking place in locations all over the globe throughout the upcoming months. Newport Beach, California

lunar landing conspiracy
2014-09-23 04:27:53

The first moon landing in 1969 has been the source of one of history’s greatest conspiracy theories, but now technology, and a lot of attention to detail, is helping to prove the theories wrong.

nasa flag
2014-09-16 08:08:27

As our nation celebrates the 200th anniversary of our national anthem, we remember the original inspiration for Francis Scott Key's immortal verse, "O say can you see by the dawn's early light ..."

2014-09-15 23:03:45

EHS Today named Draper Laboratory to its 2014 list of “America’s Safest Companies,” which the publication released on Sept. 15.


Latest Apollo program Reference Libraries

Ronald Evans Jr.
2012-10-25 11:30:42

Ronald Ellwin Evans, Jr. was an astronaut that worked with NASA on the Apollo missions and served as a Captain in the United States Navy. Evans is one of the twenty-four astronauts to fly to the moon. . Evans was born on November 10, 1933 in St. Francis, Kansas. He graduated from Highland Park High School in Topeka, Kansas. Boy Scouts of America played a huge role in Evans youth as he attained the highest level of Life Scout. Evans then went on to study at the University of Kansas...

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2011-01-04 16:35:18

Vance Brand is an engineer and former test pilot and NASA astronaut. He was born Vance DeVoe Brand on May 9, 1931 in Longmont, Colorado. As a child, he was active in Troop 64 of the Boy Scouts of America and in the International Order of DeMolay. He graduated from Longmont High School and then went on to receive a Bachelor's degree in Business from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1953. Immediately after his graduation, Brand was commissioned as an officer and a naval aviator with the...

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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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2010-11-19 16:02:45

William Anders is a former United States Air Force officer, NASA astronaut, businessman, and engineer. He is also one of the first three people to have left Earth orbit and traveled to the Moon. He was born William Alison Anders on October 17, 1933 in Hong Kong. As a child, he was active in the Boy Scouts of America and achieved its second highest rank, Life Scout. Anders graduated from Grossmont High School in La Mesa, California. After receiving his high school diploma, he was accepted into...

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2010-11-19 15:53:27

Roger Chaffee was an American aeronautical engineer, a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy and a NASA astronaut in the Apollo program. He was born Roger Bruce Chaffee on February 15, 1935 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he graduated from Central High School. In 1957 he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Purdue University. That same year, he married Martha Horn in Oklahoma City on August 24. They had two children, Sheryl Lyn and Stephen. Chaffee was a...

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