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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.
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.
The Moon, Earth's closest neighbor, has long been studied to help us better understand our own planet.
The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency's Hayabusa spacecraft has brought home to Earth tiny pieces of an alien worldâ€“asteroid Itokawa.
Christmas Eve, 1968 -- As one of the most turbulent, tragic years in American history drew to a close, millions around the world were watching and listening as the Apollo 8 astronauts -- Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and Bill Anders -- became the first humans to orbit another world.
Space shuttle Discovery is scheduled to roll back from Launch Pad 39A to the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida for additional work related to its final scheduled mission.
The annual NASA Student Launch Projects rocketry challenge promises to send aloft more rockets than ever before in its 11-year history.
NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has visited and photographed two craters informally named for the spacecraft that carried men to the moon 41 years ago this week.
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 27, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Goodrich Corporation (NYSE: GR) will continue to supply its gun hard inertial measurement unit for the Raytheon Excalibur precision-guided artillery round. The U.S.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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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