Mercury, Gemini & Apollo Archives

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Scott Carpenter, who became the second US astronaut to orbit the Earth in 1962, as America battled with Moscow in the space race, died Thursday in Colorado aged 88, his wife said. In 1962 Carpenter became the second American to orbit the earth, piloting the Aurora 7 spacecraft through three revolutions of the earth. Carpenter…

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NASA will provide special live programming of the public memorial service at the Washington National Cathedral to honor the life and career of astronaut Neil Armstrong at 10 a.m. EDT, Thursday, Sept. 13. The memorial will be broadcast live on NASA Television and streamed online by the agency’s and National Cathedral’s websites. Neil Armstrong, 1930-2012…

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Apollo 11 Reminiscences

July 20th, 1969, 8:30pm: As an 8-year old, I was packed off to bed. My folks knew I was very interested in the upcoming Moon Landing, so… The estate I grew up on was a young one, so was full of kids in the mid to late 60s. We’d spend hours out playing on the…

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Apollo 11 Diatribe

40 years on from the Apollo 11 Moon Landing in 1969, we’re still no closer to returning to the moon than we were when Apollo 17 left the Moon on 1972. We’re further from where we were in 1972, if anything. At least back then, there was still the rocketry expertise and infrastructure to support…

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Apollo 40th Anniversary

NASA has released 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. Other 40th Anniversary Resources The initial video release, part of a larger Apollo 11 moonwalk restoration project, features 15 key…

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Apollo 11 Astronaut Michael Collins Speaks

The following is a series of questions and answers prepared by Michael Collins, command module pilot for Apollo 11. Collins issued the following statement in lieu of media interviews: These are questions I am most frequently asked, plus a few others I have added. For more information, please consult my book, the 40th anniversary edition…

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Apollo 11 40th Anniversary Documentaries

This is a list of Apollo 11 related programmes to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the moon landing, that are airing on the Sky and Freesat platforms in Europe over the coming days. If you live in the US and would like me to update this list with programmes available to a US audience, please…

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On the eve of the 40th anniversary of the historic first moon landing, NASA is seeking ideas from the public, academia, and industry about how to analyze and catalog notes from spaceflight pioneer Wernher von Braun into an electronic, searchable database or other system. Von Braun was the first director of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight…

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