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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...

Elderly Woman Claims Government Agents Roughed Her Up Over Moon Rocks
2011-10-26 13:42:34

According to an exclusive Associated Press (AP) report, a 74-year-old women claims that government agents roughed her up over some lunar dust. The report said Joann Davis, a grandmother who says she was trying to raise money for her sick son by selling the lunar dust, landed herself in a sting operation at a Denny's restaurant in Riverside County. She said she pulled out the moon sample and about half a dozen sheriff's deputies and NASA investigators rushed into the restaurant. ...

US Space Program 'Embarrassing,' Says Armstrong
2011-09-23 04:57:13

  The firm man to walk on the moon had some strong words for the U.S. space program on Thursday, telling the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology that the retirement of the space shuttle has left it in an "embarrassing" state, according to AFP reports. "We will have no American access to, and return from, low Earth orbit and the International Space Station for an unpredictable length of time in the future," former astronaut Neil Armstrong, one of four space experts...

2011-09-01 07:05:00

RR Auction, an Amherst, NH-based company, is offering a treasure trove of more than 800 unique and amazing historical objects in a Space and Aviation Artifacts auction this September 15-22. Amherst, NH (PRWEB) September 01, 2011 The uncertain future of the NASA space program may mark the end of the greatest era of innovation and exploration that the country has known. Until we choose again to reach for the stars, most will need to settle for the next best thingâ”to...

2011-08-12 10:35:00

HAMPTON, Va., Aug. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A ceremonial ribbon cutting held Aug. 9 at NASA Langley Research Center made official the opening of a new testing facility vital to the development and certification of future space exploration vehicles. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The Hydro Impact Basin is located at the center's historic Gantry, where Neil Armstrong trained to walk on the moon, and is currently being used to validate the Orion...

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2011-06-24 13:25:00

NASA has recovered moon dust that was stolen from the space agency after the 1969 Apollo 11 mission just before it was about to be sold at auction. Officials said the dust was smuggled out of NASA by a staff photographer who gathered it from a camera the astronauts used on the lunar surface. NASA investigators discovered the dust at a St. Louis auction house this month. It is illegal in the U.S. to possess moon rocks or moon dust. "It wasn't much to look at, but I will never be that close...

2011-01-24 00:00:40

Memento from the First Manned Lunar Landing Grabs More Than $47,000 Amherst, NH (Vocus/PRWEB) January 22, 2011 A small flag that was flown aboard Apollo 11 was auctioned last night for $47,652, a new record for a flag from that mission, according to Amherst, NH-based auction house RR Auction. The space souvenir was signed by Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, and accompanied Armstrong and Aldrin to the moon's surface in July 1969. A commemorative silver...

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2011-01-14 08:50:00

Ever wanted to own your very own piece of the space program? Now, one online auction house can make that a reality, as they are currently offering memorabilia from NASA's Apollo space program to the highest bidder. The auction is currently underway at RR Auction, an Amherst, Massachusetts based business that specializes in autographs, signed memorabilia, and historical documents. The more than 500 space program related auctions, which according to the website will close on January 20, are...

2011-01-12 00:01:24

Out-of-this-World Space Artifacts at RR Auction Amherst, N.H. (Vocus/PRWEB) January 11, 2011 Approximately 450 unique and amazing artifacts of the Space Age"”from the earliest rocket missions to the space shuttle, including the memorable and historic Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo programs"”will be featured in a special Space Artifacts sale at RR Auction this month. The RR Auction event will feature some of the most memorable objects ever flown in space. Bidding will run from...


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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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