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Remembering Apollo: Lunar Landing 43 Years Later
2012-07-20 06:02:38

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For thousands of years, man would sit up at night and look deeply at the stars for both thought provoking science, and just pure entertainment. It wasn't until the 1600s that telescopes were invented, and even then they were staring at objects that were unattainable. The moon was the closest object in man's sight, yet it still seemed untouchable. However, all that would change in 1969, when Apollo 11 set off to place man onto a new...

2011-03-17 08:00:00

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation's (ASF) online Spring Semi-Annual Auction of Astronaut Experiences & Memorabilia, which opens Friday, March 18, is offering bidders the chance to own rare relics that flew in outer-space and even to the Moon with hero astronauts like Buzz Aldrin, and autographed memorabilia from legends like astronaut John Glenn. All it takes is one small step to a computer to make one giant leap into this...

2009-03-23 12:39:13

The U.S. space agency says it plans to honor astronaut Thomas Mattingly with the presentation of an Ambassador of Exploration Award. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration said Mattingly will be honored for his contributions to the U.S. space program. The presentation will be made during a Thursday ceremony at the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering at Auburn University in Alabama, where the award will be placed on display. NASA said its Ambassador of Exploration Awards are being...


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2010-10-11 22:05:09

Charles Duke was a United States astronaut and engineer for NASA, as well as a retired USAF Brigadier General. He is also the youngest of twelve people who have walked on the moon. He was born Charles Moss Duke, Jr. on October 3, 1935 in Charlotte, North Carolina. He attended Lancaster High School and graduated as valedictorian from the Admiral Farragut Academy in St. Petersburg, Florida in 1953. He then went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Naval Sciences from the United States...

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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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