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Presidential Medal Of Freedom Awarded To The Late Sally Ride
2013-11-21 05:31:48

[ Watch the Video: Sally Rides Receives Presidential Medal of Freedom ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online President Obama awarded the late Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, with the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Wednesday in a special ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the award’s creation by President John F. Kennedy. A role model to generations of young women, Dr. Ride flew into space aboard the Challenger shuttle on June 18, 1983 at...

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...

NASA Wants Lovell’s Apollo 13 Checklist Back
2012-01-06 12:44:19

Apollo 13 commander James Lovell is trying to sell a 70-page checklist from the flight that includes his handwritten calculations that played a part in bringing the spacecraft back home safely, but NASA is saying not so fast. Heritage Auctions sold the document in November for over $388,000, which went for about 15 times its initial list price. The checklist was used during the Apollo 13 mission by Lovell to try and calculate how the astronauts would be able to return home.  The...

Notebook From Ill-Fated Apollo 13 Sells Big At Auction
2011-12-01 09:07:47

It was during the ill-fated Apollo 13 flight to the moon that astronauts reported the immortal words, “Houston, we've had a problem.” During that incredibly risky flight back to Earth, commander James Lovell jotted down handwritten calculations in hopes of guiding his crew and craft safely home. The notebook with those calculations was auctioned on Wednesday of this week in Dallas where it was sold to an unidentified American collector who paid $388,375 for piece of history,...

Astronauts Awarded With Congressional Gold Medals
2011-11-16 14:06:15

[ Watch the Video ] Astronauts John Glenn, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins were awarded with congressional gold medals on Tuesday. The Gold Medal is Congress' highest expression of national appreciation for distinguished achievements and contributions. Glenn was the first American to orbit the Earth on February 20, 1962 aboard Friendship 7.  Armstrong and Aldrin became the first humans to set foot on the Moon on July 20, 1969, and Collins piloted Apollo 11's...

2011-03-17 08:00:00

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation's (ASF) online Spring Semi-Annual Auction of Astronaut Experiences & Memorabilia, which opens Friday, March 18, is offering bidders the chance to own rare relics that flew in outer-space and even to the Moon with hero astronauts like Buzz Aldrin, and autographed memorabilia from legends like astronaut John Glenn. All it takes is one small step to a computer to make one giant leap into this...

2011-01-10 10:44:00

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 8th Annual Living Legends of Aviation Awards, presented by Learjet, will be held on January 21st at the Beverly Hilton. Considered the most prestigious and important recognition event of aviation, it's an intimate, memorable, and historic evening of entertainment. Morgan Freeman, the "Voice of Aviation" presents the "Flown West" tribute to the Legends lost. John Travolta, the Ambassador of Aviation, will present the...

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2010-12-21 13:48:32

Christmas Eve, 1968. As one of the most turbulent, tragic years in American history drew to a close, millions around the world were watching and listening as the Apollo 8 astronauts -- Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and Bill Anders -- became the first humans to orbit another world. As their command module floated above the lunar surface, the astronauts beamed back images of the moon and Earth and took turns reading from the book of Genesis, closing with a wish for everyone "on the good Earth." "We...

2010-11-30 08:00:00

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- For holiday shoppers searching for elite and unusual gifts, the sky is no longer the limit. The Astronaut Store (www.astronautstore.org), a space boutique, offers rare and priceless items not found in even the most prestigious stores on Earth. Sales from the store benefit the non-profit Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF). The organization boasts such unique gifts as space relics and prints signed by space legends such as the...


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2010-10-29 20:50:05

Jim Lovell is a former NASA astronaut and a retired captain in the US Navy. He was born as James "Jim" Arthur Lovell, Jr. on March 25, 1928 in Cleveland, Ohio. During his childhood, Lovell was interested in rocketry, and built flying models. His father died in a car accident when he was young. Lovell graduated from Juneau High School in Wisconsin. Later he attended the University of Wisconsin"“Madison for two years. He then transferred to the United States Naval Academy, and entered in the...

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