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2011-02-10 07:30:00

In communities all across the U.S., travelers that went to the moon and back with the Apollo 14 mission are living out their quiet lives. The whereabouts of more than 50 are known. Many, now aging, reside in prime retirement locales: Florida, Arizona and California. A few are in the Washington, D.C., area. Hundreds more are out there -- or at least, they were. And Dave Williams of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., wants to find them before it's too late. The voyagers in...

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2011-01-26 08:30:00

Space shuttle Discovery's external fuel tank has taken on a bit of a starring role for the STS-133 mission because of the extra work needed to handle the unexpected challenges presented by the tank's stringers. Technicians have been working on the stringers as the shuttle stands inside the Vehicle Assembly Building. Some of the 108 stringers, which are support beams that make up the corrugated intertank portion of the external tank, developed small cracks during fueling for a Nov. 5, 2010,...

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...

2011-01-22 00:00:37

Next Giant Leap LLC announced that Draper Laboratory has committed over $1 million from their internal research and development program to fund the design and development of a guidance, navigation and control system test bed for use in Next Giant Leap's commercial lunar mission. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) January 21, 2011 Next Giant Leap LLC (NGL) announced that Draper Laboratory has committed over $1 million from their internal research and development (IR&D) program to fund the design and...

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2011-01-14 08:50:00

Ever wanted to own your very own piece of the space program? Now, one online auction house can make that a reality, as they are currently offering memorabilia from NASA's Apollo space program to the highest bidder. The auction is currently underway at RR Auction, an Amherst, Massachusetts based business that specializes in autographs, signed memorabilia, and historical documents. The more than 500 space program related auctions, which according to the website will close on January 20, are...

2011-01-12 00:01:24

Out-of-this-World Space Artifacts at RR Auction Amherst, N.H. (Vocus/PRWEB) January 11, 2011 Approximately 450 unique and amazing artifacts of the Space Age"”from the earliest rocket missions to the space shuttle, including the memorable and historic Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo programs"”will be featured in a special Space Artifacts sale at RR Auction this month. The RR Auction event will feature some of the most memorable objects ever flown in space. Bidding will run from...

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2011-01-10 08:40:23

The water on the Moon's surface predominantly originated from comets, which would have bombarded its surface early in its existence, claims a new study published in the journal Nature Geoscience. As part of the study, astrophysicist James Greenwood from Connecticut's Wesleyan University and colleagues analyzed rock samples collected by NASA astronauts during the Apollo missions. According to AFP reports, they were specifically looking "at variations in hydrogen isotopes in a water-loving...

2011-01-06 16:34:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- State-of-the-art seismological techniques applied to Apollo-era data suggest our moon has a core similar to Earth's. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Uncovering details about the lunar core is critical for developing accurate models of the moon's formation. The data sheds light on the evolution of a lunar dynamo -- a natural process by which our moon may have generated and maintained its own strong magnetic...

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2011-01-06 14:57:45

The Moon, Earth's closest neighbor, has long been studied to help us better understand our own planet. Of particular interest is the lunar interior, which could hold clues to its ancient origins. In an attempt to extract information on the very deep interior of the Moon, a team of NASA-led researchers applied new technology to old data. Apollo seismic data was reanalyzed using modern methodologies and detected what many scientists have predicted: the Moon has a core. According to the team's...

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2010-12-30 12:50:00

The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency's Hayabusa spacecraft has brought home to Earth tiny pieces of an alien world"“asteroid Itokawa. "It's an incredible feeling to have another world right in the palm of your hand," says Mike Zolensky, Associate Curator for Interplanetary Dust at the Johnson Space Center, and one of the three non-Japanese members of the science team. "We're seeing for the first time, up close, what an asteroid is actually made of!" He has good reason to be...


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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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