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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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2010-09-28 12:10:00

An astronomer stated today that long-lost footage of Neil Armstrong descending the ladder of the Apollo 11 lunar module will be screened in public for the first time in Sydney next week. John Sarkissian told AFP that the footage runs for a few minutes and is considered to be some of the best footage of the moonwalk.  However, the film was lost in archives for many years and was much damaged when found. The footage depicts the first few minutes of Armstrong's descent, which Australia...

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2010-04-14 15:10:00

Former astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin are in disagreement over President Obama's new NASA directive, with Armstrong criticizing the president for revisions to America's space program that could affect the leadership of the country in the global space race. Armstrong, along with fellow astronauts James Lovell and Eugene Cernan, said the proposal is "devestating" in a letter obtained by NBC News. The letter was signed by all three men. The proposal, which Obama plans to...

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2010-03-16 06:25:00

A pair of former NASA astronauts who once made the journey to the moon are voicing their displeasure at President Barack Obama's decision to indefinitely postpone any future trips to Earth's satellite. Speaking to BBC News science correspondent Pallab Ghosh during Foundation for Science and Technology at the Royal Society in London last week, Apollo 13 Commander Jim Lovell said that the cancellation of future moon journeys "will have catastrophic consequences in our ability to explore space...

2009-12-03 13:29:00

TELLURIDE, Colo., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Officials at the Telluride Regional Airport (TEX) will soon be celebrating a grand re-opening following the completion of a $22 million runway renovation project. TEX officials are proud to announce that astronaut and Telluride homeowner Neil Armstrong will serve as the guest of honor at the re-opening events on Thursday, Dec. 17. "We are incredibly honored that Neil Armstrong and his wife, Carol, will be joining us for the re-opening of TEX," said...


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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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