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2009-07-08 09:37:29

The U.S. space agency is inviting the public to a discussion marking the 40th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 11, which took humans to the moon. The roundtable discussion -- Apollo: History and Legacy -- will be held Thursday, July 16, at 1 p.m. EDT in the James Webb Memorial Auditorium at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's headquarters in Washington. Apollo 11, the first manned mission to land on the moon, was launched July 16, 1969. On July 20, astronauts Neil Armstrong...

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2009-06-25 15:00:31

The U.S. space agency is planning to open its moon rock vault and allow reporters a chance to conduct interviews with NASA moon rock scientists. The laboratory vault contains the moon rocks Apollo astronauts collected during their six lunar missions. The July 2 interview opportunities at the Apollo Lunar Sample Processing Lab and Storage Vaults at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston will take place nearly 40 years after humans first walked on the moon. The interviews, conducted using the...

2009-04-07 13:01:00

HOUSTON, April 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has chosen the material for a heat shield that will protect a new generation of space explorers when they return from the moon. After extensive study, NASA has selected the Avcoat ablator system for the Orion crew module. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Orion is part of the Constellation Program that is developing the country's next-generation spacecraft system for human exploration of the moon and further...

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2009-04-07 13:20:00

NASA has chosen the material for a heat shield that will protect a new generation of space explorers when they return from the moon. After extensive study, NASA has selected the Avcoat ablator system for the Orion crew module. Orion is part of the Constellation Program that is developing the country's next-generation spacecraft system for human exploration of the moon and further destinations in the solar system. The Orion crew module, which will launch atop an Ares I rocket, is targeted to...

2009-01-22 13:03:00

HAMPTON, Va., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is a step closer to the first flight test of the rocket that will send humans on their way to the moon as part of the agency's Constellation Program. Rocket hardware critical for the test, known as Ares I-X, was completed this week at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va. The flight of Ares I-X will be an important step toward verifying analysis tools and techniques needed to develop Ares I, NASA's next crew launch vehicle....

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2009-01-22 13:12:07

NASA is a step closer to the first flight test of the rocket that will send humans on their way to the moon as part of the agency's Constellation Program. Rocket hardware critical for the test, known as Ares I-X, was completed this week at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va. The flight of Ares I-X will be an important step toward verifying analysis tools and techniques needed to develop Ares I, NASA's next crew launch vehicle. The Langley-designed and built hardware is engineered...

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2008-12-08 11:20:00

NASA is using powerful computers and software programs to design the rocket that will carry crew and cargo to space after the space shuttle retires. But those computers will have their work checked the old-fashioned way with the first of several uncrewed demonstration launches beginning in 2009. Ares I-X, the first Ares I test rocket, will lift off from Kennedy Space Center, Fla. in the summer of 2009. It will climb about 25 miles (40.2 km) in a two-minute powered test of Ares I first stage...

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2008-11-21 08:02:51

Flames shot more than 100 feet high in a successful 5.5-second ground test firing Thursday, Nov. 20, of a launch abort motor for NASA's next generation spacecraft, the Orion crew exploration vehicle. NASA and the Orion industry team conducted the firing at the Alliant Techsystems, or ATK, facility in Promontory, Utah. The abort motor will provide a half-million pounds of thrust to lift the crew module off the Ares I rocket, pulling the crew away safely in the event of an emergency on the...

2008-09-04 09:00:34

Apollo Gold Corporation ("Apollo" or the "Company") (TSX:APG) (AMEX:AGT) is pleased to announce that a surface core drilling program commenced on September 3, 2008 on its Grey Fox property, which is part of the Company's Black Fox Project located near Matheson, Ontario, Canada. Richard Nanna, Senior Vice-President of Exploration and Development for Apollo, stated, "A previous owner of the property, Battle Mountain Gold Company, conducted a drilling program which indicated the existence...

2008-08-25 15:01:00

Villa Sistemi Medicali "Villa", a subsidiary company of Del Global Technologies (OTCBB: DGTC) of Franklin Park, IL, today announced the successful installations of the Company's new Apollo DRF systems at two hospitals in Rome, Italy. One system now resides at Policlinico Umberto I, the largest hospital in the city and part of La Sapienza University. The second system is located at Fatebenefratelli Isola Tiberina hospital, a religious institution that provides health services. Fabio...


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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