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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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2011-08-17 13:50:00

According to new research, the Earth's moon could be younger than previously thought. The theory for lunar formation says that a rock known as ferroan anorthosite (FAN) is the oldest of the Moon's crustal rocks, but scientists have had difficulty dating FAN samples. Researchers used newly refined techniques to determine the age of a sample of FAN from the lunar rock collection at the NASA Johnson Space Center. They analyzed isotopes of the elements lead and neodymium to place the FAN...

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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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2011-07-15 13:26:07

Alaska officials are contesting a lawsuit filed by a former resident who claims he rescued moon rocks from the garbage 38 years ago. The Associated Press (AP) reports that Coleman Anderson sued for formal title to the rocks in December.  He is also asking that if he does not receive the title, he wants to be compensated for finding and returning the rocks. State officials contend that the moon rocks were stolen from a state museum after a fire.  They are disputing Anderson's story...

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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...


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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