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Orion spacecraft in orbit
2014-06-04 04:50:27

If you thought the scientists and engineers at NASA were just sitting around Houston and central Florida after the retirement of the manned shuttle program playing pinochle and waiting for their government pensions to kick in, you would be sorely mistaken.

Six-Year-Old Connor Johnson Demonstrates The 'Right Stuff'
2014-03-18 09:27:29

While most 6-year-olds are eager to get an autograph of their favorite pro athlete or theme-park character, Connor Johnson was seeking signatures for an online petition to save NASA’s funding from budget cuts.

Apollo Moon Landing Camera To Be Auctioned Off
2014-02-02 04:58:03

A piece of NASA history will be available for purchase next month, as the only camera purported to travel to the moon as part of the Apollo program will be auctioned off in Vienna, Austria on March 22.

Mars Opportunity Rover Beats Apollo Record
2013-05-17 11:32:40

It took nine years, but NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has finally surpassed a record set by Apollo 17 astronauts over 40 years ago.

Manned Moon Mission A No Go, Says NASA's Charles Bolden
2013-04-09 07:04:40

We are less than a week away from the third anniversary of President Barack Obama’s Kennedy Space Center speech where he announced ambitious goals to launch a human mission to an asteroid in 2025 and to further work toward a manned Mars mission.

Apollo 17 Moonwalk - 40 Years Later
2012-12-11 12:02:07

Forty years ago, man stepped out onto the surface of the moon for the last time during the Apollo 17 mission. On December 11, 1972, astronauts unloaded the lunar rover for a drive around on the moon's surface, beginning the end of the final Apollo missions.

Apollo 17 Launched 40 Years Ago Today
2012-12-07 12:10:28

Today marks the 40th anniversary when astronauts hopped onboard the Apollo 17 spacecraft and made a historic launch towards the moon.

Neil Armstrong Buried At Sea
2012-09-15 09:29:09

Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, received a sendoff worthy of his accomplishments on Friday, as his ashes were committed to sea during a service which included full military honors.

2012-09-12 14:03:03

NASA will provide special live programming of the public memorial service at the Washington National Cathedral to honor the life and career of astronaut Neil Armstrong at 10 a.m. EDT, Thursday, Sept. 13.


Latest Eugene Cernan Reference Libraries

Ronald Evans Jr.
2012-10-25 11:30:42

Ronald Ellwin Evans, Jr. was an astronaut that worked with NASA on the Apollo missions and served as a Captain in the United States Navy. Evans is one of the twenty-four astronauts to fly to the moon. . Evans was born on November 10, 1933 in St. Francis, Kansas. He graduated from Highland Park High School in Topeka, Kansas. Boy Scouts of America played a huge role in Evans youth as he attained the highest level of Life Scout. Evans then went on to study at the University of Kansas...

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2010-11-17 15:43:04

John Young was a NASA astronaut and engineer. He was born as John Watts Young on September 24, 1930 in San Francisco, California but was raised in Orlando, Florida. After high school, Young went to the Georgia Institute of Technology and graduated in 1952 with a Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical engineering. After his graduation, he entered the United States Navy and served as a Fire Control Officer on the USS Laws. He also completed a tour in the Korean Seas. About ten years...

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2010-10-29 20:25:18

Eugene Cernan was a NASA astronaut and an engineer. He was born David Eugene "Gene" Andrew Cernan on March 14, 1934 in Chicago, Illinois. He grew up in a diverse environment and graduated from Proviso East High School in Maywood, Illinois. He continued his education in Indiana at Purdue University, where he earned his Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering. He was contracted into the United States Navy at Purdue, and began flying jets as a Naval Aviator. In 1963, he obtained a Masters...

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