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Former NASA Investigator On The Hunt For Missing Moon Rocks
2012-05-14 07:35:10

In December 2011, NASA Inspector General Paul Martin issued a report stating that more than 500 pieces of moon rocks, meteorites, and other debris from space were either stolen or have been missing since 1970. Now, a Houston lawyer is on a mission to identify and possibly recover many of these rare treasures. The moon rocks he is on the hunt for were brought back to Earth and then subsequently lost after being loaned to scientists, museums and agencies throughout the world. The samples...

NASA Testing Orion Spacecraft Ahead of Proposed 2014 Test Flight
2012-05-09 03:51:28

A multi-purpose NASA spacecraft originally designed as part of the cancelled Constellation program is currently undergoing rigorous testing in preparation for a scheduled 2014 test flight, the US space agency has announced. The Orion service module, a low earth orbit manned vehicle being built by Lockheed Martin based on the now-cancelled return voyage to the moon, is currently being tested by engineers at the Marshall Space Flight Center in order to make sure that it will be able to...

2012-05-04 10:20:27

HOUSTON, May 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Californians will have the rare chance to touch a nearly 4-billion-year-old piece of moon rock at NASA's Driven to Explore traveling exhibit, a multimedia experience that immerses visitors in the story of NASA. The exhibit will be at the American Le Mans Series - Monterey in Salinas, Calif., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PDT on Friday, May 11, and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 12. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The...

2012-05-04 06:21:49

NEW YORK, May 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: CENTRIC, BET Network's signature channel kicks off auditions for its new original series APOLLO LIVE. Inspired by the Apollo's legendary Amateur Night and hosted by comedian/actor Tony Rock,the show will include new, exciting elements such as a judging panel featuring R&B...

2012-04-30 06:20:44

HAMPTON, Va., April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In addition to giving visitors a glimpse into NASA's past, a new summer exhibit at the Virginia Air & Space Center (VASC) will focus on the future. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) A full-scale test version of NASA's Orion spacecraft is scheduled to arrive at the museum by 6 a.m. Tuesday, May 1. The 18,000-pound Orion test vehicle, built at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., was used in the...

2012-04-29 22:20:07

WYTHEVILLE, Va., April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Evatran(TM), the developer of Plugless Power wireless recharging technology for electric vehicles, will welcome EVS26 attendees at the Los Angeles Convention Center May 6(th) through May 9(th). Plugless Power technology will be featured in booth #1115 and also at the Ride, Drive, and Charge event open throughout the four-day conference. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120430/PH96916 ) Evatran will be showcasing its Plugless Power...

SpaceX Dragon Capsule To Launch May 7
2012-04-25 02:31:27

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com NASA announced on Tuesday that the SpaceX launch date for its Dragon capsule has been postponed until May 7. SpaceX decided that it needed more time to test hardware and review data before it would go on with testing its Dragon capsule. The originally planned April 30 launch would have seen the spacecraft make its way to the International Space Station for the first time to dock with the orbiting space port.  Those plans will now have to wait until...

Image 1 - Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Brings 'Earthrise' To Everyone
2012-04-21 06:20:59

[ Watch the Video ] Imagine yourself in orbit, your spacecraft flying backward with its small window facing down toward the surface of the moon. You peer out, scouring the ash-colored contours of the cratered landscape for traces of ancient volcanic activity. Around you, the silent, velvety blackness of space stretches out in every direction. The spacecraft rolls over, and you glimpse a sliver of intense light starting to climb over the rough horizon. It might be dawn, except that the...

2012-04-18 11:09:23

NASA today successfully conducted a drop test of the Orion crew vehicle's entry, descent and landing parachutes high above the Arizona desert in preparation for the vehicle's orbital flight test, Exploration Flight Test -1, in 2014. Orion will carry astronauts deeper into space than ever before, provide emergency abort capability, sustain the crew during space travel and ensure a safe re-entry and landing. A C-130 plane dropped a dart-shaped test vehicle with a simulated Orion parachute...

2012-04-17 10:20:39

HOUSTON, April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA today successfully conducted a drop test of the Orion crew vehicle's entry, descent and landing parachutes high above the Arizona desert in preparation for the vehicle's orbital flight test, Exploration Flight Test -1, in 2014. Orion will carry astronauts deeper into space than ever before, provide emergency abort capability, sustain the crew during space travel and ensure a safe re-entry and landing. (Logo:...


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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