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Space Expedition Corp. Teams Up With Buzz Aldrin and Axe To Send Contest Winners Into Space
2013-01-11 18:44:28

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online What do a former Apollo 11 astronaut and a popular brand of men´s grooming product have in common? They could be your ticket to a ride into outer space on board a private, commercial vehicle. Here´s the details: Unilever´s Axe-brand body spray is currently running a contest in which they will send 22 lucky men and women into space on a trip as a passenger on Space Expedition Corporation´s (SXC) and XCOR's Lynx...

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2009-03-31 14:20:00

NASA will honor astronaut James "Jim" Lovell, Jr., with the presentation of an Ambassador of Exploration Award for his contributions to the U.S. space program. During a ceremony Friday, April 3, Lovell will accept the award at the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum in Lexington Park, Md., and present it to the museum for display. NASA is giving the Ambassador of Exploration Award to the first generation of explorers in the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo space programs for realizing America's goal of...

2009-03-31 11:19:00

WASHINGTON, March 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will honor astronaut James "Jim" Lovell, Jr., with the presentation of an Ambassador of Exploration Award for his contributions to the U.S. space program. During a ceremony Friday, April 3, Lovell will accept the award at the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum in Lexington Park, Md., and present it to the museum for display. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) NASA is giving the Ambassador of Exploration Award to...

2009-02-16 12:24:00

Trip to Space Camp Up for Grabs for Winning Student, Teacher CHICAGO, Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- ComEd and the Adler Planetarium today announced the Third Annual Shoot for the Moon essay contest. This year, high school students are asked to write an essay about a teacher who has inspired them to "shoot for the moon" and succeed in science. The student with the winning essay will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Space Camp in Alabama, and - new this year - the winner's inspirational teacher...

2005-11-04 07:51:44

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) - Thirty-nine years after its only trip to space, the Gemini XII will be restored over the next three months at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center. The spacecraft that carried astronauts Jim Lovell and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin on a November 1966 mission arrived in Hutchinson this week. Restoration officials said despite some deterioration and corrosion, the Gemini is in good shape. "This is pretty much the condition it was when it became the Smithsonian's property in...

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2005-05-30 08:40:00

NEW YORK -- Thanks to video games, TV shows and movies such as "Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith" that are loaded with special effects, today's children don't have a realistic impression of space or space travel, says Buzz Aldrin, one of the men who planted the U.S. flag on the moon. But, he adds, it's not the kids' fault. Those working in the fields of math, science and engineering - the people who were inspired by the accomplishments of Aldrin, Neil Armstrong and others during...

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2005-04-17 11:10:00

CHICAGO (AP) -- Former astronaut Jim Lovell, whose near-fatal trip to the moon was made famous in the movie "Apollo 13," has given a planetarium the handbook whose cardboard cover was used to save the space crew's lives. Lovell donated several items from his career to the Adler Planetarium to mark the institution's 75th anniversary. The gifts include pieces of memorabilia from the trip to the moon that turned into a race for survival after an oxygen tank exploded. The handbook's cardboard...


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