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2013-08-28 04:20:14

Weekend Event Offers Rare Chance to Meet and Mingle with Space Heroes CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Aug. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Six of the 12 men who have walked on the moon--among them Apollo 11's Buzz Aldrin, the second man to set foot on the lunar surface--will join astronauts representing every era of manned spaceflight and other space legends for the annual Astronaut Autograph & Memorabilia Show (AAMS) at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex (KSCVC) on Saturday and Sunday,...

NASA Introduces The Next Generation Of Astronauts
2013-08-20 14:56:21

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA introduced its next generation of astronauts on Tuesday, as well as a deep space exploration roadmap. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden took the stage to formally welcome eight new astronauts to the space agency. These new astronauts will be among the first generation to potentially carry out the missions to asteroids and Mars. "This class joins a distinguished and elite group of Americans who have carried out historic missions...

2013-06-14 12:20:52

HOUSTON, June 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will honor the life and historic achievements of astronaut Neil Armstrong during a memorial service at 10 a.m. CDT Thursday, June 20, at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. Armstrong made history on July 20, 1969, when he became the first person to walk on the moon as commander of Apollo 11. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) JSC Director Ellen Ochoa, fellow Apollo 11 astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Michael...

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...

2012-11-08 08:22:50

DAYTON, Ohio, Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lieutenant Colonel Steve Heck (USAF-ret.) is being honored by the State of Ohio for his work with Citizens in Space, a non-profit project that promotes citizen science and citizen space exploration. Lt. Col. Heck is one of 15 veterans who will be inducted into the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame today by Governor John Kasich in a ceremony at the National Museum of the US Air Force here in Dayton. "It's a great honor to be among this select group of...

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

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online 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. Carol Armstrong and U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander Paul Nagy led the burial service for the late NASA astronaut, who passed away August 25 at the age of 82. The service, which took place onboard the USS Philippine Sea at an undisclosed...

2012-08-25 14:20:03

WASHINGTON, Aug. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden regarding the death of former test pilot and NASA astronaut Neil Armstrong. He was 82. "On behalf of the entire NASA family, I would like to express my deepest condolences to Carol and the rest of Armstrong family on the passing of Neil Armstrong. As long as there are history books, Neil Armstrong will be included in them, remembered for taking humankind's...

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2012-08-26 07:00:43

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online UPDATED: August 26, 2012 Astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, died yesterday at the age of 82. America's favorite son has taken that one small step into the unknown. Armstrong underwent heart surgery on August 8, 2012, just days after his 82nd birthday. His death came from complications with that procedure, according to his family. "We are heartbroken to share the news that Neil Armstrong has passed...