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

John Neumann for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Former astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first human to set foot on the moon, is recovering from heart bypass surgery, NASA said on Wednesday. The man who took both “one small step” and a “giant leap for mankind,” Neil Armstrong, underwent heart bypass surgery on Tuesday to relieve blocked coronary arteries, Reuters is reporting. NBC news quoted his wife Carol Armstrong as saying he is “doing great.”...

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

In December 2011, NASA Inspector General Paul Martin issued a report stating that more than 500 pieces of moon rocks, meteorites, and other debris from space were either stolen or have been missing since 1970. Now, a Houston lawyer is on a mission to identify and possibly recover many of these rare treasures. The moon rocks he is on the hunt for were brought back to Earth and then subsequently lost after being loaned to scientists, museums and agencies throughout the world. The samples...

2012-01-10 07:14:23

Agency Will Work Cooperatively to Resolve Artifact Ownership Issues The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden regarding the ownership of early space exploration mementos and artifacts: "Earlier today, I had a good meeting with former Apollo astronauts Jim Lovell, Gene Cernan, Charlie Duke, Rusty Schweickart and other representatives of former astronauts and agency personnel, where we discussed how to resolve the misunderstandings and ownership questions...

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, according to AFP reports. "We will have no American access to, and return from, low Earth orbit and the International Space Station for an unpredictable length of time in the future," former astronaut Neil Armstrong, one of four space experts...

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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. Joseph Gutheinz Jr., the former NASA investigator, has been tracking the lunar larceny for the past decade. In a March feature: "A Memoir: A Decade-Plus of Tracking Lunar Larceny," he recalls some of the most famous...

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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. As the Apollo 17 astronauts orbited over the night side of the moon, with the sun just beneath the horizon right before orbital "sunrise," Eugene Cernan prepared to make observations of sunlight scattered by the sun's thin outer atmosphere and interplanetary dust from comets and collisions between asteroids. The idea was to have the moon block the brilliant direct sunlight so this...

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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, with Armstrong criticizing the president for revisions to America's space program that could affect the leadership of the country in the global space race. Armstrong, along with fellow astronauts James Lovell and Eugene Cernan, said the proposal is "devestating" in a letter obtained by NBC News. The letter was signed by all three men. The proposal, which Obama plans to...

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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. Furthermore, NASA will help fund and oversee private sector development of space taxi technology and will create and launch a series of satellites that will orbit the Earth and monitor global warming. According to a...

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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. Speaking to BBC News science correspondent Pallab Ghosh during Foundation for Science and Technology at the Royal Society in London last week, Apollo 13 Commander Jim Lovell said that the cancellation of future moon journeys "will have catastrophic consequences in our ability to explore space...


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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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Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.