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2013-01-08 08:23:10

NEW YORK, Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Behrman Capital, a private equity investment firm based in New York and San Francisco, today announced that its portfolio company ILC Dover LP has acquired Grayling Industries, a leading producer of advanced industrial packaging products and environmental safety products. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. ILC Dover is a designer and manufacturer of space suits for NASA and a wide range of highly engineered fabric and film...

2013-01-08 08:21:34

FREDERICA, Del., Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ILC Dover, designer and manufacturer of space suits for NASA and a wide range of government and industrial engineered fabric and film products, announced today it has acquired Grayling Industries, a leading producer of advanced industrial packaging products and environmental safety products. As the maker of Guardian(TM) protective packaging for food, chemical, and pharmaceutical dry powder and liquid applications, Grayling...

Neil Armstrong's 'One Small Step' The Subject Of New Documentary
2012-12-31 04:23:29

[ Watch the Video: One Small Step, One Giant Leap Speech ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online "That´s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." The words spoken by Neil Armstrong when he became the first man to step foot on the moon will forever be an indelible moment in the history of space travel, but in a new BBC documentary, the late NASA astronaut's brother reveals that the words were not as spontaneous as Armstrong claimed. In an...

NASA Successfully Tests Orion’s Parachute Backup System
2012-12-21 14:32:49

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA has completed a series of parachute tests for its Orion spacecraft at the U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground in southwestern Arizona. This latest achievement for the future NASA spacecraft marks another step towards achieving its first flight test in 2014. The space agency said the test helped to verify that Orion will be able to land safely even if one of its two drogue parachutes does not open during descent. The end goal for...

2012-12-20 16:20:43

HOUSTON, Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA completed the latest in a series of parachute tests for its Orion spacecraft Thursday at the U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground in southwestern Arizona, marking another step toward a first flight test in 2014. The test verified Orion can land safely even if one of its two drogue parachutes does not open during descent. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) Orion will take humans farther into space than ever...

2012-12-17 16:21:57

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., Dec. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is celebrating the holidays by opening to guests on Christmas Day for the first time in 45 years, and offering a holiday gift to visitors: one child age 11 and under free with the purchase of a paid adult admission Dec. 17 through Jan. 7. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120518/NY09986LOGO-b ) Guests can enjoy the holiday sights and sounds of Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex's second...

Apollo 17 Moonwalk - 40 Years Later
2012-12-11 12:02:07

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Forty years ago, man stepped out onto the surface of the moon for the last time during the Apollo 17 mission. On December 11, 1972, astronauts unloaded the lunar rover for a drive around on the moon's surface, beginning the end of the final Apollo missions. Astronaut Eugene A. Cernan, commander of the mission, drove around the rover during the first extravehicular activity. A photo released by NASA of the rover shows Cernan...

Alaska Moon Rocks Reclaimed, Go On Display In Juneau Museum
2012-12-07 14:51:56

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Some of the rarest rocks on Earth will be once again on display at the Alaska State Museum in Juneau. A collection of moon rocks, which were collected on the Apollo 11 mission in 1969 and presented to Alaska´s Governor Keith Miller by President Richard M. Nixon, vanished following a museum fire in 1973. On Thursday state and federal officials displayed the returned relics, which included tiny moon rocks encased in a...

Apollo 17 Launched 40 Years Ago Today
2012-12-07 12:10:28

[ Watch the Video: What Is The Moon ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Today marks the 40th anniversary when astronauts hopped onboard the Apollo 17 spacecraft and made a historic launch towards the moon. On December 7, 1972, astronauts Eugene A. Cernan and Ronald E. Evans, along with scientist-astronaut Harrison H. Schmitt took flight to begin the sixth Apollo lunar landing. Initially, the launch was delayed two hours and forty minutes due to an automatic...

Golden Spike To Send Tourists To The Moon
2012-12-06 19:01:09

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Former NASA executives are launching a private company to send people up to the moon and back for $1.5 billion. The new business is offering countries a two-person trip to the moon, whether it is for scientific research or just to get a taste of a stellar view of Earth. The last man stepped foot on the moon 40 years ago and the United States has remained the only country to accomplish that feat. Also, NASA's eyes are now set...


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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