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2009-07-26 13:55:38

A 38-year-old named Neil Armstrong in Symmes Township, Ohio, says he receives letters and phone calls intended for the famed astronaut of the same name. Symmes Township resident Neil Allen Armstrong said since former astronaut Neil Alden Armstrong also lives in the Cincinnati area, would-be suitors for the first human to walk on the moon mistakenly contact him instead, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported Friday. Within the first year I started getting phone calls and voice mails, the less famous...

2009-07-21 15:23:14

Officials at an Ohio museum dedicated to Neil Armstrong said a cheddar cheese sculpture of the astronaut softened and fell from its base. Neil Armstrong Air and Space Museum officials in Wapakoneta said the facility's air conditioning unit turned off automatically overnight and resulting heat caused the sculpture to soften, resulting in the nearly one ton of cheese falling from its base, WHIO-TV, Dayton, Ohio, reported Tuesday. The statue was carved during the course of 59 hours Friday,...

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2009-07-21 12:35:00

President Barack Obama pledged to keep the U.S. space program alive for future generations as America celebrated the 40th anniversary of the first American moon landing on Monday, AFP reported. Obama told Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin and Michael Collins at the White House Monday that the July 20, 1969 moonwalk was "an example of how Americans can do anything they put their minds to." The Apollo program inspired an entire generation of U.S. scientists and...

2009-07-20 17:31:00

ST. LOUIS, July 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is commentary by Dr. Benjamin Ola. Akande, dean of the School of Business & Technology at Webster University in St. Louis, MO. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090122/DC61721) Today, July 20, 2009, marks the 40th anniversary of the first moon landing and moonwalk. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin did what many considered impossible, that man could reach the moon, land and walk on the moon. It was the ultimate...

2009-07-20 16:07:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, is proud to join NASA and the American people to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the historic first human steps on the moon. On July 16, 1969 the Saturn V launch vehicle launched the Apollo 11 capsule, sending three American astronauts -- Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins -- on their inaugural mission to the moon. Four days later, on July 20 Neil Armstrong stepped off the Apollo...

2009-07-20 15:20:00

WASHINGTON, July 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement today on the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 astronauts landing on the moon: "In 1961, President Kennedy set a truly daring goal for this nation by declaring that before the decade was over, an American would land on the moon and return safely. In that moment, there were far more skeptics than believers. But eight years later, the brave astronauts of Apollo 11 - Neil Armstrong, Buzz...

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2009-07-20 10:18:06

The United States should send humans to Mars, not back to the moon, the crew of Apollo 11 said in a rare joint appearance in Washington. Neil Armstrong, 78, the first man to walk on the moon, Buzz Aldrin, 79, and Michael Collins, 78, appeared together Sunday on the eve of the 40th anniversary of the first human moon landing. They lamented NASA is working to return astronauts to the moon, rather than prepare for a great adventure to Mars, USA Today reported Monday. America, do you still dream...

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2009-07-20 10:50:00

During a public reunion of the first crew to ever set foot on the surface of the Moon, the legendary astronauts of Apollo 11 called on the US to aim for Mars as a new venue for manned exploration. Speaking from the National Air and Space Museum on the eve of the 40th anniversary of the first moon landing, Neil Armstrong, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin and Michael Collins addressed the importance of their mission which acted as a "diversion" during the tense political atmosphere of the Cold War. "It was...

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2009-07-20 08:33:29

When the lunar module took off from the surface of the moon 40 years ago Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were relying on 4 cubic tons of N2O4 "” one of the most important rocket propellants ever developed "” to return them to lunar orbit and rendezvous with the Apollo Command and Service Module. It was a short but crucial journey for the men involved "” and it had its origins in PhD research carried out at The University of Nottingham 20 years earlier. By 1969 Nottingham was...

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2009-07-18 06:00:00

The following is a statement issued by Apollo 11 Commander Neil Armstrong on the death of Walter Cronkite. "For a news analyst and reporter of the happenings of the day to be successful, he or she needs three things: accuracy, timeliness, and the trust of the audience. Many are fortunate to have the first two. The trust of the audience must be earned. "Walter Cronkite seemed to enjoy the highest of ratings. He had a passion for human space exploration, an enthusiasm that was contagious, and...


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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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mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.