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2010-05-06 14:40:00

The new Orion crew capsule was successfully launched on Thursday as part of a test of its launch-abort system. The launch-abort system catapulted the capsule from a desert launch pad at 7 a.m. and reached speeds of about 450 mph in just 2.5 seconds.  The capsule landed about a mile north of the launch site as hundreds of onlookers clapped and cheered. The Orion launch-abort system is designed to whisk astronauts and the capsule to safety in case a problem on the launch pad occurs...

2010-01-13 12:23:00

HOUSTON, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New Mexicans have the rare chance to touch a piece of a moon rock in January at NASA's Driven to Explore traveling exhibit. Driven to Explore offers a look at America's program to return humans to the moon and travel beyond. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The exhibit will be located at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, N.M. on Wednesday, Jan. 20 through Thursday, Jan. 21. The exhibit will be open 8 a.m....

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2009-11-04 12:15:00

A poll conducted for Britain's Science Museum on Wednesday named the X-ray the most important modern scientific achievement, beating out the Apollo spacecraft and DNA, AFP reported. The museum curators selected 10 of the greatest achievements in science, technology and engineering to be voted on by nearly 50,000 members of the public. The X-ray machine topped the votes, while the discovery of penicillin antibiotics came second, followed by the DNA double helix. Next was the Apollo 10 space...

2009-10-09 10:41:00

DALLAS, Oct. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- On the eve of an historic mission to the moon searching for potentially life sustaining water and nitrogen, Heritage Auctions conducted a $932,000 Space Exploration Auction, led by Apollo 17 Command Module Pilot Ron Evans' Rolex watch, which realized $131,450, including 19.5% Buyer's Premium. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091009/DA90198) The handsome, all-original, 1968-era Rolex Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master was the personal watch of...

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2009-09-05 07:05:00

Four months after the success of Apollo 11, NASA launched Apollo 12 in November 1969. Almost exactly 40 years later, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has seen the landing site. Engineering and safety constraints in place for these earliest manned lunar missions dictated landing Apollo 12 at an equatorial site on a flat lava plain (known as maria on the moon). NASA selected a site near where the unmanned Surveyor 3 had landed two years earlier, in western Oceanus Procellarum. Of course,...

2009-07-20 16:07:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, is proud to join NASA and the American people to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the historic first human steps on the moon. On July 16, 1969 the Saturn V launch vehicle launched the Apollo 11 capsule, sending three American astronauts -- Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins -- on their inaugural mission to the moon. Four days later, on July 20 Neil Armstrong stepped off the Apollo...

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2009-07-20 08:33:29

When the lunar module took off from the surface of the moon 40 years ago Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were relying on 4 cubic tons of N2O4 "” one of the most important rocket propellants ever developed "” to return them to lunar orbit and rendezvous with the Apollo Command and Service Module. It was a short but crucial journey for the men involved "” and it had its origins in PhD research carried out at The University of Nottingham 20 years earlier. By 1969 Nottingham was...

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2009-07-17 12:40:00

NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, has returned its first imagery of the Apollo moon landing sites. The pictures show the Apollo missions' lunar module descent stages sitting on the moon's surface, as long shadows from a low sun angle make the modules' locations evident. The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera, or LROC, was able to image five of the six Apollo sites, with the remaining Apollo 12 site expected to be photographed in the coming weeks. The satellite reached lunar orbit...

2009-07-17 08:11:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The first men to walk on the moon will reunite today with 10 crew members from other Apollo manned spaceflight missions at the National Aviation Hall of Fame in Dayton, the birthplace of flight and a national leader in the aerospace industry, according to the Ohio Business Development Coalition, the nonprofit organization that markets the state for capital investment. The convergence of Apollo astronauts in Dayton is the first time they will reunite...

2009-07-09 13:13:00

CARTERSVILLE, Ga., July 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tellus: Northwest Georgia Science Museum is commemorating the 40th anniversary of the first manned landing on the Moon with a weekend of special events Saturday, July 18 through Monday, July 20. The weekend's highlight is a special book signing and talk by NASA artist Paul Calle, the only artist allowed on site when the Apollo 11 astronauts prepared for their historic voyage. Calle's work has been featured in exhibits across the country...


Latest Apollo spacecraft Reference Libraries

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2010-10-29 20:07:02

David Scott was a NASA astronaut who was the seventh person to walk on the Moon and the first person to drive on the Moon. He was born David Randolph Scott on June 6, 1932 on Randolph Air Force Base near San Antonio, Texas. As a child, he was active in the Boy Scouts of America and graduated from The Western High School in Washington, D.C. in June 1949, as an honor student and a record setting swimmer. After his first year of college, he received an invitation to attend West Point where he...

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2009-07-06 14:36:56

Orion is a spacecraft design that is being developed by the United States space agency NASA. When completed, each Orion spacecraft will carry a crew of up to six astronauts. Along with Orion, the Ares I launch vehicle is also being developed. Orion and Ares I are both part of NASA's Project Constellation. The project should be complete in 2010, when NASA wants to start planning on sending human explorers back to the Moon, and eventually Mars and other celestial bodies in the Solar System....

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