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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...

Ohio Residents Vindicate Armstrong Moon Quote
2013-05-31 14:31:46

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A team of scientists analyzed the speaking patterns of native Ohioans in order to determine exactly what Neil Armstrong said the moment he stepped foot on the moon. When Neil Armstrong first stepped onto the moon in 1969, he was quoted as saying "One small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind." However, some believe he left out the "a," saying instead "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." Speech scientists and...

2013-05-30 20:20:07

WASHINGTON, May 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When Neil Armstrong took his first step on the Moon, he claimed he said, "One small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind" - but many listeners think he left out the "a." A team of speech scientists and psychologists from Michigan State University (MSU) in East Lansing and The Ohio State University (OSU) in Columbus is taking a novel approach to deciphering Armstrong's quote by studying how speakers from his native central Ohio...

Moon Dust Discovered In California Lab
2013-05-27 04:18:11

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Roughly four decades after mysteriously disappearing, vials of Moon dust collected by Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin have been discovered at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California. Twenty vials containing handwritten labels dated “24 July 1970” were discovered earlier this month by a local archivist named Karen Nelson, according to Slashgear´s Cory Gunther. As it turns out,...

Auction House Offers Neil Armstrong’s Heartbeat
2013-05-06 10:38:17

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A New Hampshire auction house has announced that it will soon be accepting bids for the electrocardiogram of Neil Armstrong´s heartbeat taken when he first stepped onto the moon from the Apollo 11 spacecraft in July 1969. The slow, metronomic heartbeat represented by the EKG stands in stark contrast to that of Armstrong´s pilot Buzz Aldrin. "It was really slow on the way down, while Aldrin's was racing" Gerald Schaber, who...

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...

2013-01-07 08:20:35

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The 10(th) Annual "Living Legends of Aviation"® Awards, presented by Bell Helicopter and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, announce some of this year's honorees. The awards will be held January 18, 2013, at the Beverly Hilton. The 10(th) annual awards will be hosted by John Travolta, "The Official Ambassador of Aviation"®, and will celebrate a decade of recognition during aviation's second hundred years. The program...

Neil Armstrong's 'One Small Step' The Subject Of New Documentary
2012-12-31 04:23:29

[ Watch the Video: One Small Step, One Giant Leap Speech ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online "That´s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." The words spoken by Neil Armstrong when he became the first man to step foot on the moon will forever be an indelible moment in the history of space travel, but in a new BBC documentary, the late NASA astronaut's brother reveals that the words were not as spontaneous as Armstrong claimed. In an...

Minnesota’s Apollo 11 Moon Rocks Found In National Guard Storage Unit
2012-11-27 08:17:26

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Hundreds of moon rocks that have been handed out to state governments and foreign countries through the years have gone missing, according to a NASA audit last December. Though some have been recovered, most are still missing. On a good note, another set of lunar pebbles were found this week in a government storage area in St. Paul, Minnesota. The rocks were part of the Apollo 11 lunar landing mission on July 20, 1969 in which...

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...


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2010-11-18 18:11:26

Michael Collins was an American astronaut and test pilot who was one of only 24 people to have flown to the Moon. He was born on October 31, 1930 in Rome, Italy. As a child he moved constantly due to having military parents. His family ended up in Washington DC, where Collins attended St. Albans School. After his graduation, he went to the United States Military Academy and continued on to join the United States Air Force. He completed flight training at Columbus Air Force Base, moved on to...

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2010-10-29 20:07:02

David Scott was a NASA astronaut who was the seventh person to walk on the Moon and the first person to drive on the Moon. He was born David Randolph Scott on June 6, 1932 on Randolph Air Force Base near San Antonio, Texas. As a child, he was active in the Boy Scouts of America and graduated from The Western High School in Washington, D.C. in June 1949, as an honor student and a record setting swimmer. After his first year of college, he received an invitation to attend West Point where he...

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2010-10-12 14:53:01

Neil Armstrong is one of the most well known American astronauts. is Neil Armstrong. He is an American aviator and a former astronaut, test pilot, aerospace engineer, university professor, and United States Naval Aviator. He was also the first person to walk on the Moon. He was born as Neil Alden Armstrong on August 5, 1930 in Wapakoneta, Ohio. His father, Stephen, worked for the state government, which caused the family to move around many tunes throughout Armstrong's childhood. As a child,...

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2010-10-11 21:58:39

Buzz Aldrin was an American mechanical engineer, pilot, and astronaut who was on the first lunar landing mission. He was also the second person to walk on the moon. He was born Edwin Eugene Aldrin, Jr. on January 20, 1930 in Glen Ridge, New Jersey. Aldrin had a successful public education, graduating from Montclair High School in 1946. He attended the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, where he graduated third in his class in 1951 with a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He was commissioned...

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