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2009-06-30 14:34:00

BIENNE, Switzerland, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- - The Speedmaster Reunites Four Moonwalkers It is one of the defining events in history: on the 21st of July 1969 at 02:56:20 GMT, Neil Armstrong stepped onto the Moon and was joined a few minutes later by Buzz Aldrin. For a brief moment in time, the Apollo 11 mission united people from all over the world in a way that nothing else ever had. Everyone of a certain age remembers exactly where they were when they heard the words, "The...

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2009-06-26 14:55:00

In his new book, veteran astronaut Buzz Aldrin details his life experiences, from being the second man to step foot on the surface of the Moon to his battles with depression and alcohol abuse after the historic mission. In "Magnificent Desolation," 79-year-old Aldrin discusses he and mission commander Neil Armstrong's first steps on the lunar surface on July 20, 1969. But in an interview with Reuters, Aldrin said he had hoped to be the first to leap onto the Moon. "People say, 'Didn't you...

2009-06-25 13:45:00

HOUSTON, June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will offer reporters an unprecedented chance to conduct interviews with scientists inside the lab that stores moon rocks Apollo astronauts collected during their six missions. The July 2 interview opportunities from 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. (Logo:...

2009-06-25 14:41:51

NASA will offer reporters an unprecedented chance to conduct interviews with scientists inside the lab that stores moon rocks Apollo astronauts collected during their six missions. The July 2 interview opportunities from 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. Using the NASA Television's Live Interview Media Outlet satellite channel, news organizations will have a...

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2009-06-20 12:25:00

Famed Apollo astronaut Buzz Aldrin commented on Friday that NASA's upcoming ventures should concentrate on sending a man to Mars and assisting other nations with space travel, the AFP reported. In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the moon landing on June 21st, Aldrin spoke at the Hong Kong Space Museum demonstration and expressed his ideas that the US space agency needed to relinquish efforts of simply improving new rockets and shift focus to exploring the neighboring planet. ...

2009-06-10 00:00:00

LEAWOOD, Kan., June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Forty years ago, the Apollo 11 astronauts were completing their checklist to leave the Moon when they discovered that they had forgotten something. Buzz Aldrin had already climbed back into the lunar module, Eagle, when Armstrong reminded him about a small package that contained encrypted messages on a tiny disc. Aldrin quickly remembered that he had it in his sleeve pocket, removed it, and threw it onto the Moon's Sea of Tranquility. The astronauts...

2009-06-07 22:13:00

WASHINGTON, June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Forty years ago, the Apollo 11 astronauts were completing their checklist to leave the Moon when they discovered that they had forgotten something. Buzz Aldrin had already climbed back into the lunar module, Eagle, when Armstrong reminded him about a small package that contained encrypted messages on a tiny disc. Aldrin quickly remembered that he had it in his sleep pocket, removed it, and threw it onto the Moon's Sea of Tranquility. (Photo:...

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2009-06-01 06:45:00

-- Apollo luminaries, astronauts reflect on lessons for future -- Buzz Aldrin, Chris Kraft, Ted Sorensen, John Holdren part of three-day MIT celebration The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which played a pivotal role in the 1969 voyage to the moon, will host a major symposium June 11 to mark the 40th anniversary of the moon landing. The "Giant Leaps" symposium will bring together many of the leaders of the Apollo mission, who will reflect on the overwhelming challenges they faced, how...

2009-03-04 06:00:00

The Reel Stuff Film Festival will honor the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 flight COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Ohio will celebrate its national leadership in the aerospace industry and honor the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 flight as it presents the Reel Stuff Film Festival, in Dayton, Ohio, at Ohio's National Aviation Hall of Fame, according to the Ohio Business Development Coalition, the nonprofit organization that markets the state for capital investment. (Logo:...

2008-10-04 18:00:16

FLYMETOTHE MOON(U, 84 mins)Family/Comedy* IT'S a sad day when Christopher Lloyd flying up Amelia Earhart's nose can't salvage a film, but that day, unlikely a sit seems, has come. This is the story of three flies, Nat(Trevor Gagnon), IQ(Philip Bolden) and Scooter (David Gore) who stow away on the first moon landing. They all have different character' traits', "brave", "clever" and "fat" respectively, but they don't have a lot of personality. The high point of this film is the...


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2010-10-12 14:53:01

Neil Armstrong is one of the most well known American astronauts. is Neil Armstrong. He is an American aviator and a former astronaut, test pilot, aerospace engineer, university professor, and United States Naval Aviator. He was also the first person to walk on the Moon. He was born as Neil Alden Armstrong on August 5, 1930 in Wapakoneta, Ohio. His father, Stephen, worked for the state government, which caused the family to move around many tunes throughout Armstrong's childhood. As a child,...

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2010-10-11 21:58:39

Buzz Aldrin was an American mechanical engineer, pilot, and astronaut who was on the first lunar landing mission. He was also the second person to walk on the moon. He was born Edwin Eugene Aldrin, Jr. on January 20, 1930 in Glen Ridge, New Jersey. Aldrin had a successful public education, graduating from Montclair High School in 1946. He attended the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, where he graduated third in his class in 1951 with a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He was commissioned...

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