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Forty-three years ago from today, the moon indeed became tangible, as the three astronauts landed on the moon for the first time in human history.
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.
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.
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...
- To swell, as grain or wood with water.