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2007-10-24 06:00:00

In Susan Eisele Black's life there have been what she calls "moments when the whole world stops and watches." "Two of them were very sad -- when President Kennedy was shot and the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001," she said. "Then there's when Buzz [Aldrin] and Neil [Armstrong] walked on the moon." Eisele Black was part of that memorable moment. "It was incredible," she said. "They didn't just get on a space shuttle and land on the moon. It took years of planning." Her late husband was astronaut...

2006-10-11 09:25:00

"She is riding like a dream." So said mission commander Walter Schirra as Apollo 7 rocketed into history on Oct. 11, 1968. During the 10-day mission, Apollo 7's crew -- Commander Walter Schirra, Command Service Module Pilot Donn F. Eisele and Lunar Module Pilot R. Walter Cunningham--paved the way for the missions to follow. Once Apollo 7 cleared the pad, a three-shift mission control team-led by flight directors Glynn Lunney, Eugene Kranz and Gerald D. Griffin in Houston took over. A little...


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2010-11-18 18:11:26

Michael Collins was an American astronaut and test pilot who was one of only 24 people to have flown to the Moon. He was born on October 31, 1930 in Rome, Italy. As a child he moved constantly due to having military parents. His family ended up in Washington DC, where Collins attended St. Albans School. After his graduation, he went to the United States Military Academy and continued on to join the United States Air Force. He completed flight training at Columbus Air Force Base, moved on to...

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Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.