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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...

2012-08-25 10:20:07

WASHINGTON, Aug. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from the Armstrong family regarding the death of former test pilot and NASA astronaut Neil Armstrong. He was 82. "We are heartbroken to share the news that Neil Armstrong has passed away following complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures. "Neil was our loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. "Neil Armstrong was also a reluctant American hero who always believed he was just...

2012-08-25 10:20:03

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. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) "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...

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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...

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.”...

Remembering Apollo: Walking On The Moon
2012-07-21 06:34:44

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It has been said that we speak anywhere between 7,000 to 24,000 words a day, and for the most part, those words go unremembered. It is rare that words not only stretch beyond just one person´s ear, but to a gathering, and even rarer that those words last for generations and generations to quote. On July 21, 1969, one group of words were set into stone and etched into the memories of every American since. "That's one small...

Remembering Apollo: Lunar Landing 43 Years Later
2012-07-20 06:02:38

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For thousands of years, man would sit up at night and look deeply at the stars for both thought provoking science, and just pure entertainment. It wasn't until the 1600s that telescopes were invented, and even then they were staring at objects that were unattainable. The moon was the closest object in man's sight, yet it still seemed untouchable. However, all that would change in 1969, when Apollo 11 set off to place man onto a new...

Apollo 11 Still Remembered 43 Years Later
2012-07-16 12:38:55

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Forty-three years ago today, man embarked on a mission that made Lewis and Clark's journey across America seem like child's play, as Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins set forth towards the Moon. On July 16, 1969, at 9:32 EDT, Saturn V's engines fired up and the countdown beat down to zero as the three astronauts took hold of their position in the history books that could never be replaced. The call to arms began on May...

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...

2011-11-16 10:35:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden made these remarks today during a ceremony in the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol, where leaders of Congress honored astronauts John Glenn, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins with congressional gold medals: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) "As we embark upon the next great chapter of human space exploration, we stand on the shoulders of the extraordinary men we...


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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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