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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...

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...

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2009-07-13 01:00:00

Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin will travel to Florida's Kennedy Space Center to talk about his trip to the moon 40 years ago this month, NASA announced. The space center is planning an anniversary celebration Thursday featuring Aldrin and seven other Apollo astronauts, to commemorate the anniversary of the launch of Apollo 11, The Dallas Morning News reported. Aldrin, 79, will tell his story of the flight and sign copies of his new book, Magnificent Desolation: The Long Journey Home From the...

2009-06-17 13:29:56

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has awarded about $19 million to U.S. colleges and universities for research and technology development. The research, in areas of importance to NASA's mission, will also enable faculty development and higher education student support, the space agency said. The selections are part of NASA's Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research. The program helps develop partnerships between NASA research assets, academic institutions and...

2009-04-27 14:54:11

The U.S. space agency says it will provide live television coverage of the 2009 U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The 3 p.m. EDT Saturday ceremony will take place at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida. Being inducted are former astronauts George Nelson, one of only four space shuttle astronauts to fly untethered in space; William Shepherd, commander of the first crew to live aboard the International Space Station;...

2009-04-09 05:00:00

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Hall of Fame Astronaut John Glenn is putting himself on the auction block to raise money for college scholarships for top engineering and science students through the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation's online Auction of Astronaut Experiences & Memorabilia opening today at www.astronautscholarship.org/auction.pl. The winning bidder will share an unforgettable meal with Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth, who will regale his...

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2009-03-31 14:20:00

NASA will honor astronaut James "Jim" Lovell, Jr., with the presentation of an Ambassador of Exploration Award for his contributions to the U.S. space program. During a ceremony Friday, April 3, Lovell will accept the award at the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum in Lexington Park, Md., and present it to the museum for display. NASA is giving the Ambassador of Exploration Award to the first generation of explorers in the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo space programs for realizing America's goal of...


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Joe Engle
2012-08-17 14:21:38

Joe Engle is a retired U.S. Air Force colonel and a former NASA astronaut. He was born Joe Henry Engle on August 26, 1932 in Chapman, Kansas. He attended the University of Kansas, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering in 1955. There he also received his commission in the Air Force through the Reserve Officers Training Program. In 1957, Engle entered flying school and flew the F-100 Super Sabre with the 474th Fighter Day Squadron and the 309th Tactical...

Covey
2012-01-13 17:24:07

Richard Covey is a retired U.S. Air Force officer and former NASA astronaut. He was born Richard Oswalt Covey on August 1, 1946 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He was raised in Fort Walton Beach, Florida and graduated from Choctawhatchee High School in 1964. He went on to attend the United States Air Force Academy, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in engineering sciences in 1968. One year later he earned a Master of Science in aeronautics and astronautics from Purdue University. As a...

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2011-04-11 13:17:24

Duane Carey Duane Carey is an engineer, former Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force, and former NASA Astronaut. He was born Duane Gene "Digger" Carey on April 30, 1957 in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He graduated from Highland Park High School in 1975 and went on to continue his education at the University of Minnesota. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics in 1981 and his Master of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from in 1982....

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2011-01-04 22:03:23

Mark Brown is an engineer and former NASA Astronaut. He was born Mark Neil Brown on November 18, 1951 in Valparaiso, Indiana. In 1969, he graduated from Valparaiso High School, and he then went to on earn a Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical and astronautical engineering from Purdue University. Brown received his pilot wings at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, in 1974. His first assignment was to the 87th Fighter Interceptor Squadron at K.I. Sawyer Air Force Base in Michigan. There he...

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2011-01-04 21:39:26

Roy Bridges is an American aviator, a retired U.S Air Force officer, and a former NASA astronaut. He was born Roy Dubard Bridges, Jr. on July 19, 1943 in Atlanta, Georgia. As a child, he was active in the Boy Scouts of America and achieved its second highest rank, Life Scout. He graduated from Gainesville High School, Georgia in 1961. He then went on to attend the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering in...

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