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HOUSTON, May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After living aboard the International Space Station for six months, Houston's first born and raised astronaut will return two flown mementos to officials at Houston's City Hall. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) At 2 p.m.
NASA will posthumously honor Alan B Shepard Jr, the first American astronaut in space who later walked on the moon, with an Ambassador of Exploration Award for his contributions to the US space program.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Forty years after humans first walked on the moon, NASA is offering the next generation of explorers a chance to learn how the challenges of the Apollo 11 mission were met.
NASA will honor Apollo astronaut Al Worden with the presentation of an Ambassador of Exploration Award for his contributions to the US space program.
Eugene Cernan was a NASA astronaut and an engineer. He was born David Eugene "Gene" Andrew Cernan on March 14, 1934 in Chicago, Illinois. He grew up in a diverse environment and graduated from Proviso East High School in Maywood, Illinois. He continued his education in Indiana at Purdue University, where he earned his Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering. He was contracted into the United States Navy at Purdue, and began flying jets as a Naval Aviator. In 1963, he obtained a Masters...
Charles Duke was a United States astronaut and engineer for NASA, as well as a retired USAF Brigadier General. He is also the youngest of twelve people who have walked on the moon. He was born Charles Moss Duke, Jr. on October 3, 1935 in Charlotte, North Carolina. He attended Lancaster High School and graduated as valedictorian from the Admiral Farragut Academy in St. Petersburg, Florida in 1953. He then went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Naval Sciences from the United States...