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Neil Armstrong Undergoes Heart Bypass Surgery
2012-08-09 10:06:45

Former astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first human to set foot on the moon, is recovering from heart bypass surgery, NASA said on Wednesday.

Former NASA Investigator On The Hunt For Missing Moon Rocks
2012-05-14 07:35:10

A Houston lawyer is on a mission to identify and possibly recover moon rocks that were brought back to Earth and then subsequently lost after being loaned to scientists, museums and agencies throughout the world.

2012-01-10 07:14:23

The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden regarding the ownership of early space exploration mementos and artifacts.

US Space Program 'Embarrassing,' Says Armstrong
2011-09-23 04:57:13

The firm man to walk on the moon had some strong words for the U.S. space program on Thursday, telling the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology that the retirement of the space shuttle has left it in an "embarrassing" state.

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2011-02-23 05:45:00

Moon rocks, excavated from the Moon via six Apollo missions and three unmanned Soviet missions more than 30 years ago, are the subject of a far-reaching black market for the precious stones, which have been tracked down -- with some success -- by a former NASA investigator.

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2010-06-13 07:20:16

In exploration, sometimes you find more than what you're looking for, including things that shouldn’t be there.

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2010-04-14 15:10:00

Former astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin are in disagreement over President Obama’s new NASA directive.

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2010-04-09 10:10:00

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has confirmed that they will scrap the space shuttle program and cancel a return flight to the moon, announcing at a Thursday press conference that the agency's primary focus will shift to sending a manned mission to Mars.

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2010-03-16 06:25:00

A pair of former NASA astronauts who once made the journey to the moon are voicing their displeasure at President Barack Obama's decision to indefinitely postpone any future trips to Earth's satellite.


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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