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2014-07-20 04:55:35

In 1961, President John F. Kennedy promised that America would put the first man on the moon by the end of the decade. The technology to do so did not exist, the national drive to do so did not exist, and we were behind in what has since been called the Space Race with the USSR.

Space History Sale Highlights Artifacts From Apollo Lunar Missions
2014-04-07 06:51:23

Artifacts from NASA’s Apollo lunar missions will be highlights in an upcoming auction in New York City. Bonham’s is holding the Space History Sale in the Big Apple on Tuesday...

Virgin Galactic Inks Reality TV Deal With NBC, Mark Burnett
2013-10-04 03:46:59

NBC and Virgin Galactic are joining forces to develop a reality television program that will allow contestants to compete for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to travel into outer space.

National Park On The Moon Proposed
2013-07-10 11:15:37

Two congresswomen have proposed legislation that would establish a US national park about 240,000 miles outside of America’s borders - on the moon.

Russia Plans Moon Mission For 2015, New Space Rocket By 2020
2013-01-15 06:50:45

The Russian Space Agency has been busy outlining its space plans for the next several years. Included is a mission to the moon in 2015 and a replacement of its Soyuz rocket by 2020.

NASA Remembers Kennedy's Moon Speech
2012-09-11 13:50:10

Fifty years ago, On September 12, 1962, President John F. Kennedy gave his famous "Moon Speech" at Rice University.

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2012-08-26 07:00:43

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.

Apollo-Soyuz: When Two Rival Nations Became One Group Of Spacemen
2012-07-17 11:20:19

On July 17, 1975, American astronauts and Soviet Union cosmonauts rendezvoused and docked in space, starting a new era of international cooperation and partnership.

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

Forty-three years ago today, man embarked on a mission that made Lewis and Clark's journey across America seem like child's play.

Chinese Astronauts Land Safely In Mongolia
2012-06-29 06:48:06

After a landmark thirteen-day mission in space aboard the Tiangong-1 experimental space lab, three Chinese astronauts, including the country’s first Chinese female astronaut, parachuted safely back to Earth landing in a grassy field in Inner Mongolia Friday morning


Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.