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2009-07-17 08:11:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The first men to walk on the moon will reunite today with 10 crew members from other Apollo manned spaceflight missions at the National Aviation Hall of Fame in Dayton, the birthplace of flight and a national leader in the aerospace industry, according to the Ohio Business Development Coalition, the nonprofit organization that markets the state for capital investment. The convergence of Apollo astronauts in Dayton is the first time they will reunite...

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2009-07-20 06:50:00

NASA has launched a series of events to commemorate its most notable journey into space "“ the lunar landing of Apollo 11. It was 40 years ago on July 20 that astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin landed on the surface of the moon. Seven hours later, Armstrong became the first to leave the capsule to take that "giant leap for mankind", followed by Aldrin. In celebration of the historic journey, NASA has released newly restored video footage from the...

2009-07-16 10:00:00

WASHINGTON, July 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA released Thursday newly restored video from the July 20, 1969, live television broadcast of the Apollo 11 moonwalk. The release commemorates the 40th anniversary of the first mission to land astronauts on the moon. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) The initial video release, part of a larger Apollo 11 moonwalk restoration project, features 15 key moments from the historic lunar excursion of Neil Armstrong...

2009-07-15 16:40:00

SAN FRANCISCO, July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- TechInsights' EE Times, the daily source of essential business and technical information for the electronics industry's decision makers, will launch a special all digital-only edition on June 20th focused on Apollo in celebration of the 40th anniversary event that launched an entire generation of engineers. In the special edition, EE Times editorial team offers the lessons of Apollo and why the organizing principle of Apollo remains relevant today....

2009-07-15 15:01:00

HOUSTON, July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- You're in a spacecraft, on a mission to land on the moon for the first time in history, and the microphone to Earth is off. What do you say? (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Now you can listen in on a NASA Web site and find out. As Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Mike Collins flew on Apollo 11 to a lunar landing in July 1969, the world heard communications between the crew and Mission Control live as they...

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2009-07-19 06:55:00

You're in a spacecraft, on a mission to land on the moon for the first time in history, and the microphone to Earth is off. What do you say? Now you can listen in on a NASA Web site and find out. As Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Mike Collins flew on Apollo 11 to a lunar landing in July 1969, the world heard communications between the crew and Mission Control live as they happened. But Earth did not hear the private conversations between Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins, although they were...

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2009-07-15 15:30:00

Neil Armstrong was supposed to be asleep. The moonwalking was done. The moon rocks were stowed away. His ship was ready for departure. In just a few hours, the Eagle's ascent module would blast off the Moon, something no ship had ever attempted before, and Neil needed his wits about him. He curled up on the Eagle's engine cover and closed his eyes.But he could not sleep.Neither could Buzz Aldrin. In the cramped lander, Buzz had the sweet spot, the floor. He stretched out as much as he could...

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2009-07-15 10:55:00

On the horizon are cures for diseases, 'holistic reinvention' of vehicles, and an understanding of the human brainForty years ago, on July 20, 1969, the United States achieved an historic first when Apollo 11 Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to land on the moon. Armstrong's now famous words, "one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind," fulfilled the challenge set out nearly a decade earlier by President John F. Kennedy to land a man on the...

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2009-07-13 09:05:00

In 1969, people across the world gathered together in excitement and anticipation around their black-and-white television sets to watch Neil Armstrong take the first steps on the moon. Now, the world can relive the day that changed the world. In hopes of bringing back that same sense of wonder, people who may have never witnessed the event will be able to watch the Apollo 11 mission recreated in real time on the Web, follow Twitter feeds of transmissions between Mission Control and the...

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2009-07-08 09:37:29

The U.S. space agency is inviting the public to a discussion marking the 40th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 11, which took humans to the moon. The roundtable discussion -- Apollo: History and Legacy -- will be held Thursday, July 16, at 1 p.m. EDT in the James Webb Memorial Auditorium at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's headquarters in Washington. Apollo 11, the first manned mission to land on the moon, was launched July 16, 1969. On July 20, astronauts Neil Armstrong...


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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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