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  • Nvidia sinks moon landing hoax using virtual light

    09/20/2014 7:13:34 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 95 replies
    cnet.com ^ | September 19, 2014 12:50 PM PDT | Nick Statt
    The first manned missions to Earth's satellite began in 1969 with Apollo 11. Just a few years later, conspiracies sprouted up claiming that potentially each of the six lunar landing crews and every one of the 12 Apollo astronauts who walked on the moon had in fact participated in an elaborate ruse. To the conspiracists, it may never have happened -- or didn't happen like NASA said it did -- and oh by the way, we duped the Russians into losing the space race. Voxel global illumination, however, proves them wrong, says Nvidia. The technique, which the new GTX 970...
  • Apollo 11 patch flown on 1st moon landing to launch with astronauts to Mars

    07/21/2014 4:45:59 PM PDT · by workerbee · 42 replies
    Fox ^ | 7/21/14 | Robert Z. Pearlman
    When American astronauts make the next "giant leap" by launching to Mars, they will bring with them a memento from the first moon landing 45 years ago. NASA on Monday will present the Kennedy Space Center in Florida with a mission patch that Apollo 11 crew mates Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins carried to the moon in 1969, collectSPACE has learned. The patch will be held at the spaceport until the first crew is ready to lift off for the Red Planet on a mission NASA plans for the 2030s.
  • Apollo 11 Astronauts Walked on the Moon 45 years ago Today! (Or Did They?)

    07/20/2014 3:40:37 PM PDT · by lee martell · 154 replies
    July 20 2014 | lee martell
    I vividly recall being in the living room with my family watching tv in 1969 as the American Astronauts walked on the moon. The pictures were fuzzy, black and white, somewhat indistinct. It almost resembled an Ultrasound image an expectant mother would see. We were thrilled to be part of a country, a culture so advanced as to put men on the moon and later, to bring them back safely to earth. We had completely one-upped communist Russia! Sputnik was a very important step in space exploration. Quite significant back in 1957, but that was a long time ago, back...
  • 'ONE GIANT LEAP' Apollo 11's historic trip to the moon marks its 45th anniversary

    07/20/2014 12:45:26 PM PDT · by shove_it · 41 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 20 Jul 2014
    The year was 1969. The turbulent time in America saw troops fighting in Vietnam, and a nation dealing with the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy, killed in 1963, and Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr., both murdered in 1968. Then came that one small step. Forty-five years ago today, 500 million people around the world witnessed American astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin and Michael Collins as they embarked on the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. Apollo 11 landed on the moon on July 20, 1969, and six hours later Armstrong was the first man to step...
  • Obama’s Twitter account...spent an entire day getting the year man walked on the moon wrong

    06/11/2014 4:40:05 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    In a tweet Tuesday, President Obama’s official account attempted to draw attention to the plight of women workers, saying that it wasn’t 1963 anymore — when, as implied by an image and text, man first walked on the moon.
  • The group the 'Right Climate Stuff´ says there's no need to worry about catastrophic global warming

    03/09/2014 9:27:59 AM PDT · by Signalman · 24 replies
    WUWT ^ | 3/8/2014 | Anthony Watts
    The planet is not in danger of catastrophic man made global warming. Even if we burn all the world’s recoverable fossil fuels it will still only result in a temperature rise of less than 1.2 per cent. So say The Right Climate Stuff Research Team, a group of retired NASA Apollo scientists and engineers – the men who put Neil Armstrong on the moon – in a new report. “It’s an embarrassment to those of us who put NASA’s name on the map to have people like James Hansen popping off about global warming,” says the project’s leader Hal Doiron....
  • LADEE Sees Zodiacal Light before Crashing into Moon, but Apollo Mystery Remains

    04/24/2014 3:30:32 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    universetoday.com ^ | April 24, 2014 | Bob King on
    With the glow of Earth well-hidden, any dust in the moon’s scant atmosphere around the time of orbital sunrise should become visible. Scientists also expected to see the softly luminous glow of the zodiacal light, an extensive cloud of comet and asteroid dust concentrated in the flat plane of the solar system. The zodiacal light gets its name from the zodiac, that familiar band of constellations the planets pass through as they orbit the sun. Back on Earth, the zodiacal light looks like a big thumb of light standing up from the western horizon a couple hours after sunset in...
  • 'Apollo's unsung hero' for developing the moon landing strategy in the 1960's dies aged 95

    04/20/2014 9:50:17 AM PDT · by DFG · 40 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 04/19/2014 | AP
    John C. Houbolt, an engineer whose contributions to the U.S. space program were vital to NASA's successful moon landing in 1969, has died. He was 95. Houbolt died Tuesday at a nursing home in Scarborough, Maine, from complications from Parkinson's disease, his son-in-law Tucker Withington, of Plymouth, Mass., confirmed Saturday. As NASA describes on its website, while under pressure during the U.S.-Soviet space race, Houbolt was the catalyst in securing U.S. commitment to the science and engineering theory that eventually carried the Apollo crew to the moon and back safely.
  • Early NASA diapers forced astronauts to disclose the size of their manhood

    03/30/2014 7:24:24 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 55 replies
    SFGate ^ | 3-24-14 | Craig Hlavaty
    <p>When NASA astronauts were suiting up to go to space in the 1960s, they had to make a big decision before they explored the world above us: How large of a man are you?</p> <p>Getting it wrong could damage the mission.</p>
  • It's Time to Extend Routine Space Operations to the Moon (Op-Ed)

    03/26/2014 5:38:22 AM PDT · by lbryce · 29 replies
    Space.com ^ | March 24, 2014 | John Thorton
    John Thornton is CEO of Astrobotic Technology. He contributed this article to Space.com's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. When the XPRIZE Foundation announced the Google Lunar XPRIZE in 2007, Astrobotic Technology chairman Red Whittaker declared his intention to compete on the first day. Since then, we have worked methodically on the technology and operations for the $20 million Grand Prize. We have approached this from the outset as an opportunity to build a business. With only a few lunar landings since Apollo, there remains a deep cultural belief that they are extraordinarily difficult and expensive. Bold, risky pursuits are called...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Apollo 17 VIP Site Anaglyph

    03/14/2014 9:29:12 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 22 replies
    NASA ^ | March 15, 2014 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Get out your red/blue glasses and check out this stereo scene from Taurus-Littrow valley on the Moon! The color anaglyph features a detailed 3D view of Apollo 17's Lunar Rover in the foreground -- behind it lies the Lunar Module and distant lunar hills. Because the world was going to be able to watch the Lunar Module's ascent stage liftoff via the rover's TV camera, this parking place was also known as the VIP Site. In December of 1972, Apollo 17 astronauts Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt spent about 75 hours on the Moon, while colleague Ronald Evans orbited...
  • As Countdown Looms, Israel’s Moon Bid Already a Winner

    02/25/2014 4:13:33 PM PST · by lbryce · 24 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | February 23, 2014 | David Shamah
    Daniel Saat, business development manager for SpaceIL, is reasonably confident that the lunar lander the Israeli spaceship organization is working on will beat out the competition and reach the moon, winning the big $30 million prize being offered by Google in its LunarX challenge. “Our intelligence sources tell us that Israel’s LunarX satellite is one of the two or three top contenders to win this contest,” Saat told The Times of Israel on Sunday. And he’s also pretty certain the 140 kilogram spacecraft will actually land safely on the moon and perform the stunts Google requires to award the prize...
  • Gaza fisherman hooks statue of ancient Greek god Apollo

    02/19/2014 7:58:17 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 47 replies
    http://www.cnn.com ^ | February 15, 2014 | Nic Robertson and Talal Abu Rahma
    Gaza (CNN) -- When Jwdat Abu Ghrb spotted a dark shape last summer in the waters off Gaza, where he was diving for fish, he initially thought it was a corpse. "I was afraid," he told CNN. "I put on my goggles, dove underneath and still couldn't tell what it was. I resurfaced and got some help from other people and family members and came back, and after full four hours of trying we managed to get it out of the water and I was shocked by what I found." It was a life-size bronze statue, believed to be a...
  • The Apollo found that divides Gaza

    02/17/2014 1:54:08 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies
    Fai di Repubblica ^ | October 10, 2013 | Fabio Scuto
    ...Mounir with that metal finger shown around Gaza has attracted the attentions of Hamas' spies, always well introduced in every environment. Within a few hours the fisherman is arrested and the statue, which could date back to the fourth century B. C., is seized. It would be a great achievement for Hamas to show the world this wonder of Greek art - comparable to the Riace Bronzes - but for those who have it in their hands it soon becomes clear that the Apollo must remain a secret. Islam forbids the reproduction of the human figure in art and accepts...
  • 1967: Three astronauts die in Apollo 1 tragedy [RIP 47 years ago today]

    01/27/2014 8:32:09 AM PST · by Ready4Freddy · 61 replies
    BBC ^ | January 27th, 1967 | Various staff
    1967: Three astronauts die in Apollo 1 tragedy Three American astronauts have died after fire swept through the Apollo spacecraft designed for a manned flight to the Moon during rehearsals at Cape Kennedy. It is thought an electrical spark started in the area holding oxygen supplies and other support systems. The fire spread quickly in the oxygen-filled atmosphere of the capsule, killing the crew within seconds. The space crew, flight commander Gus Grissom, Edward White and Roger Chaffee, were taking part in a test run for the launch of the first Apollo mission. Navy Lieutenant Commander Chaffee, aged 31, had...
  • Billionaire bullies

    01/04/2014 6:08:24 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 22 replies
    San Mateo Daily Journal (CA) ^ | January 4, 2014 | John McDowell
    The other day I saw “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” which I thoroughly enjoyed. In it, the wizard Gandalf laments the growth of the “Power of the Shadow” and how the forces of good had been blind to its resurgence. That same week, Organizing for Action (President Obama’s political army) tweeted “On one side: Shadowy groups spending millions to obscure the facts.” I realized there was a connection between the two. OFA is right, the power of shadowy groups grows, and dark money spreads across our body politic. Yet many have been blind to the destructive power these groups...
  • All Apollo Mission Images available online for the first time

    12/24/2013 11:12:42 AM PST · by Spruce · 27 replies
    The Apollo astronauts used several types of cameras during their missions. Most of the classic images published in magazines of the day were taken by 70 mm Hasselblad cameras, but astronauts also used 35 mm Nikon cameras, a multispectral camera, a stereoscopic camera, and a Hycon Lunar Topographic camera. Both black and white and color film were used; however since that time, some color film has had to be digitally restored to correct for fading and other effects of agingUntil now, these film products have resided in cold storage or have been shelved and archived at NASA data repositories. Access...
  • London theatre collapse: scores injured at Apollo in West End

    12/19/2013 2:44:39 PM PST · by sushiman · 9 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 12/19/13 | Conal Urquhart
    Seven people seriously hurt after part of Shaftesbury Avenue theatre collapsed during The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time .
  • London Theater Balcony Believed to Have Collapsed

    12/19/2013 1:11:21 PM PST · by MWestMom · 34 replies
    Time World ^ | 12/19/13 | AP
    Broke on Fox News within the last hour. The Apollo theater was showing a family show “The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime.” Injuries have been reported.
  • James O'Keefe tweets to Secretary Sebelius: Might want to cancel your plans tomorrow

    11/19/2013 7:34:41 PM PST · by Diago · 452 replies
    James O'Keefe ‏@JamesOKeefeIII 5h Might want to cancel your plans tomorrow, @Sebelius. It's going to be a busy day. @Project_Veritas __________________________________ .@SenTedCruz praises @Project_Veritas... more to come soon... ___________________________________ James O'Keefe ‏@JamesOKeefeIII MSM: please do ignore it. That won't bode well for you. This screenplay's already written. My favorite part is still coming up.
  • Scott Carpenter (1925 - 2013): Rare and Classic Photos of a NASA Legend

    10/13/2013 7:24:23 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 18 replies
    Life ^ | 1962 | Life
    In honor of Scott Carpenter, who recently passed away, Life is publishing a collection of previously unseen photographs of Scott Carpenter.Scott Carpenter (1925 - 2013): Rare and Classic Photos of an American Legend
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Apollo's Analemma

    09/21/2013 9:49:29 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 3 replies
    NASA ^ | September 22, 2013 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Today, the Sun crosses the celestial equator heading south at 20:44 Universal Time. An equinox (equal night), this astronomical event marks the first day of autumn in the northern hemisphere and spring in the south. With the Sun on the celestial equator, Earth dwellers will experience nearly 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of darkness. To celebrate, consider this remarkable record of the Sun's yearly journey through planet Earth's sky, made with planned multiple exposures captured on a single piece of 35 millimeter film. Exposures were made at the same time of day (9:00am local time), capturing the...
  • Ancient Rome's Earliest Temple Reconstructed

    03/15/2008 5:26:40 PM PDT · by blam · 25 replies · 1,633+ views
    National Geographic News ^ | Ancient Rome's Earliest Temple Reconstructed
    Ancient Rome's Earliest Temple Reconstructed Sara Goudarzi for National Geographic NewsMarch 14, 2008 Experts have digitally reconstructed Rome's earliest major temple, the Temple of Apollo, built by the first Roman emperor, Augustus. The temple dates to 28 B.C., and its ruins stand adjacent to the emperor's imperial palaces on the city's famous Palatine Hill. Until now the original design of the temple had not been well understood, partly due to the ruins' poor state of preservation. Also, previous efforts to model the temple had been based on outdated historical assessments rather than on the ruins themselves. Stephan Zink, a graduate...
  • Communion on the moon

    07/27/2013 2:27:22 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 10 replies
    World Magazine ^ | 7-24-13 | Marvin Olasky
    Pardon me, please, if you’re familiar with this terrific story, but I never knew it: Former astronaut Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin celebrated the Lord’s Supper on the moon 44 years ago, on July 20. Aldrin was an elder at Webster Presbyterian Church near Houston. According to London’s Daily Mail, a Presbyterian General Assembly gave Aldrin permission to administer communion to himself on the moon, using a small plastic container of wine and some bread.
  • Incredible Online Gallery of High-Res Film Scans from Every Apollo Mission

    07/27/2013 8:47:47 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 26 replies
    PetaPixel ^ | 7/21/2013 | Staff
    The title sort of gives it away, but did you know that there is an online archive that contains high-resolution film scans from every Apollo mission? The gallery contains all of the incredible photos taken during each of the missions — from Apollo 1 all the way through Apollo 17 — with some 1,000+ photos from Apollo 11 alone. The archive, officially the Apollo Image Gallery, was put together by the Project Apollo Archive by scanning photographs provided by the NASA History Office, Kennedy Space Center and Johnson Space Center. Since all of these images were taken by NASA astronauts...
  • Amazon’s Jeff Bezos Confirms Salvaged Engine is from Apollo 11

    07/19/2013 4:13:18 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 22 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 7-19-2013 | Mandy Nagy
    Bear with me, LI readers – I’m a little bit of a geek, so I find stories like these exciting. It might not be of interest to everyone, but I do think there’s one point about it that will resonate with all of you. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos started Bezos Expeditions (as well as the space exploration venture Blue Origin) out of his “passions for science, engineering, and exploration.” Bezos, like so many others, watched Apollo 11′s launch from his television as a child in 1969. Days prior, the mission began when five F-1 rocket engines fired together in a...
  • Jeff Bezos Resurrects Lost Apollo 11 Engines From Ocean Floor

    04/12/2013 6:30:36 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 19 replies
    Mashable ^ | March 20, 2013 | Amanda Wills
    The exploration team used Remotely Operated Vehicles to find the engines, which sat on the ocean floor, more than 14,000 feet below sea level. Bezos described the experience as "otherworldly," noting the engines' burial site was eerily similar to space: a feeling of microgravity and a seemingly endless black horizon. After decades of exposure to the ocean's harsh conditions, the engines are corroded, and many are missing the original serial numbers. This will make the identification process more difficult. Bezos will work with NASA to restore two of the F-1 engines' hardware and prevent further corrosion. They will eventually go...
  • NASA tests vintage Apollo 11 rocket engine for ideas for new US missions

    01/24/2013 5:34:29 PM PST · by Islander7 · 81 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jan 24, 2013 | AP
    A vintage rocket engine built to blast the first U.S. lunar mission into Earth's orbit more than 40 years ago is again rumbling across the Southern landscape. The engine, known to NASA engineers as No. F-6049, was supposed to help propel Apollo 11 into orbit in 1969, when NASA sent Neil Armstrong and two other astronauts to the moon for the first time.
  • Jesco von Puttkamer, Von Braun Rocket Team Member, Dies at 79

    12/29/2012 12:14:28 PM PST · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    Space.com ^ | December 28, 2012 | Miriam Kramer
    Jesco von Puttkamer, a NASA engineer who helped launch the first astronauts to the moon, died Thursday (Dec. 27) at the age of 79 following a brief illness.
  • Apollo-17 (33) [40 years Ago, the last one]

    12/07/2012 4:04:34 AM PST · by SES1066 · 7 replies
    The lunar landing site was the Taurus-Littrow highlands and valley area. This site was picked for Apollo 17 as a location where rocks both older and younger than those previously returned from other Apollo missions and from the Luna 16 and 20 missions might be found. The mission was the final in a series of three J-type missions planned for the Apollo program. These J-type missions can be distinguished from previous G and H-series missions by extended hardware capability, larger scientific payload capacity and by the use of the battery powered Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV).
  • 40 Years Ago This Month: Apollo 17

    12/01/2012 6:40:27 AM PST · by chimera · 43 replies
    various (NASA, Wiki, et al.) | 12/1/2012 | chimera
    The final flight of any manned space project is special, and on that score the Apollo 17 mission, which began 40 years ago this month, did not disappoint. The final lunar landing mission was a fitting capstone to what was arguably the greatest technological achievement of human history, a tour de force of scientific discovery and engineering virtuosity that has never been duplicated. In this sense, it could reasonably be concluded that NASA saved the best for last. The flight of Apollo 17 was not planned to be the final lunar landing mission. The original Apollo program schedule included missions...
  • Flag on the moon (for the moon landing denyers)

    07/21/2009 11:49:58 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 65 replies · 2,665+ views
    (NOT: errors are by the creator; I cut and pasted) Flag on the Moon Written by Fraser Cain When the NASA astronauts first landed on the Moon, they left a few items on the surface to commemorate their visit. These items included a plaque, mission badges and an American flag. If you've ever seen images or video of the flag on the Moon, you might have a few questions. Why does the flag stand straight out and not just slump down? Here on Earth, flags are pushed out by the wind. Obviously, there's no wind on the Moon, so what's...
  • Flags from Apollo moon landing still standing, photos reveal

    07/30/2012 7:11:53 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 30, 2012 | Clara Moskowitz
    (LRO slewed 19° down-Sun allowing the illuminated side of the still standing American flag to be captured at the Apollo 17 site.) An enduring question ever since the manned moon landings of the 1960s has been: Are the flags planted by the astronauts still standing? Now, lunar scientists say the verdict is in from the latest photos of the moon taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC): Most do, in fact, still stand. "From the LROC images it is now certain that the American flags are still standing and casting shadows at all of the sites, except Apollo 11,"...
  • Time to Short Sell Your Employer?

    "...The same principles can be applied with employees of companies in the maligned coal industry, or the latest cash rich sector defending against plunder - "Big Fast Food." Many are aware, including executives at McDonald's (NYSE: MCD), that the cash-strapped governments of states like California are seeking whom they may devour in order to support spending while tax receipts are declining. As we witnessed with "Big Tobacco", there is a viral effect from state to state..." This explains McDonald's flying flag upside down. "Big Fast Food WILL be an easy target for bankrupt states like Cali. Don't count on the...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Apollo 11 Landing Site Panorama

    08/30/2012 9:18:42 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    NASA ^ | August 30, 2012 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Have you seen a panorama from another world lately? Assembled from high-resolution scans of the original film frames, this one sweeps across the magnificent desolation of the Apollo 11 landing site on the Moon's Sea of Tranquility. Taken by Neil Armstrong looking out his window of the Eagle Lunar Module, the frame at the far left (AS11-37-5449) is the first picture taken by a person on another world. Toward the south, thruster nozzles can be seen in the foreground on the left, while at the right, the shadow of the Eagle is visible toward the west. For scale, the...
  • Obama Honors Neil Armstrong With Picture Of Himself

    08/27/2012 4:43:09 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 31 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 27, 2012
    Neil Armstrong: The first man to walk on the moon in the heady days of American exceptionalism has passed away, preceded in death by the U.S. space program with his heirs now hitching rides on Russian spacecraft. We all mourn the passing of Neil Armstrong at age 82, the first man to walk on the moon as commander of Apollo 11 on July 20, 1969. A graduate of Purdue with a degree in aeronautical engineering, his academic career was interrupted when he was called to duty with the U.S. Navy in 1949 and flew 78 combat missions in Korea. He...
  • Sunday Music - Armstrong

    08/26/2012 7:53:22 AM PDT · by TonyfromOz · 9 replies
    PA Pundits International ^ | 26th August 2012 | TonyfromOz
    With the passing of Neil Armstrong, arguably one of the most celebrated of all the Astronauts, and with a name nearly everyone recognises, we are all of us saddened at the passing of a gentle and unassuming man, who always said that he was just doing his job. In 1971, one of the most well known Australian Country singers, Reg Lindsay, released a song dedicated to Neil Armstrong. The song, written by John Stewart from The Kingston Trio, was a huge hit here in Australia, crossing over into the mainstream Popular Music Charts and making it into the Top Ten,...
  • Neil Armstrong: A Great American, A Devout Christian

    08/26/2012 2:26:23 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 41 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | August 25, 2012 | JP
    Neil Armstrong went to be with the Lord yesterday. He was a great American. He was a devoted Christ follower. Of course, you wouldn’t know about Armstrong’s Christian faith from the obituaries published by such bastions of liberal journalism as the New York Times and Washington Post. They didn’t consider it worthy of comment. Nor would you know that Armstrong loved the Lord from the perfunctory tribute offered by President Obama, who mentions Christianity only when it serves his political purposes (like defending his support for homosexual marriage). But Armstrong’s life story cannot be told without mentioning his walk with...
  • NBC NEWS ACCIDENTALLY DECLARES NEIL YOUNG DEAD, NOT NEIL ARMSTRONG

    08/25/2012 5:31:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Black Book ^ | 08/25/2012 | Jessica Wakeman
    Whoopsies. Someone is getting spanked over at the NBC News right now. While publishing the news that astronaut Neil Armstrong passed away today at age 82, the headline writer accidentally wrote "Neil Young" had died. Fret not, Neil Young is alive and well and probably off getting stoned somewhere. A bad error? Like Jeremy Lin's "chink in the armor" bad? Yes … but it is not difficult to see how errors like this occur in a 24/7 news cycle when every outlet is competitively rushing to be the first one to report breaking news. (Whether they're first to report right...
  • Neil Armstrong

    08/26/2012 10:36:50 AM PDT · by moonshot925 · 21 replies
    26 August 2012 | moonshot925
    A great American hero has died. RIP.
  • Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, has died at the age of 82, NBC News has reported.

    08/25/2012 12:21:16 PM PDT · by equaviator · 21 replies
    (more to come)
  • Neil Armstrong, 1st Moonwalker, Undergoes Heart Surgery

    08/08/2012 9:43:14 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 45 replies
    space.com ^ | 8/8/12 | Tariq Malik
    American icon Neil Armstrong, the first man ever to walk on the moon, was recovering from heart surgery Wednesday (Aug. 8), with well-wishes pouring in from NASA. Armstrong, who celebrated his 82nd birthday Sunday, underwent cardiac bypass surgery on Tuesday after a health checkup, according to NBCNews.com, which stated that the celebrated astronaut is doing well.
  • Obama Remembers Neil Armstrong with a Big Picture of… Himself

    08/26/2012 6:54:53 PM PDT · by penelopesire · 76 replies
    Soopermexican blog ^ | 8/25/12 | Soopermexican
    When I heard Neil Armstrong had passed away, it took me a while to hit me fully. I saw people send messages of remembrance and commemoration, and decided I should do my own, to show how much respect I have for a real American hero: el SOOPer@SooperMexican Neil Armstrong represented American hope, pride and excellence. And he took us to the moon. Godspeed on your trip through the heavens. 25 Aug 12 ReplyRetweetFavorite It is nearly literally the least I could do for someone that symbolized American greatness so thoroughly, and in so many aspects. You know what I didn’t...
  • Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, has died at age 82, NBC News has learned

    08/25/2012 12:14:39 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 282 replies
    Twitter | 08/25/12 | Kevin Davis
    Saw this on Twitter.. But is true Neil Armstrong has died..
  • Neil Armstrong dead at age 82

    08/25/2012 12:15:42 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 43 replies
    HEARALD SUN ^ | AUG 26, 2012
    Neil Armstrong dead at age 82 - report From: news.com.au August 26, 2012 5:03AM NEIL Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, has died at the age of 82, NBC News has reported. (More to come)
  • A Small Step for One Man

    08/25/2012 9:34:41 PM PDT · by expat1000 · 17 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | August 25, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    The death of Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, takes place in the shadow of the death of the space program. Last year Armstrong had called the dismantling of the space program under Obama, leaving behind a shadow space agency: "embarrassing and unacceptable". Armstrong had proposed not only future investments, but along with other astronauts had sensibly proposed retaining the space shuttle program until they were ready, instead of scrapping the shuttle program and distributing viable shuttles to museums. Armstrong was critical of the Bolden regime at NASA that had stripped the space agency of its best people...
  • Apollo Moon Landing Flags Still Standing, Photos Reveal

    07/30/2012 12:39:57 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 50 replies
    Space.com via Yahoo News ^ | 7/30/12 | Clara Moskowitz
    An enduring question ever since the manned moon landings of the 1960s has been: Are the flags planted by the astronauts still standing? Now, lunar scientists say the verdict is in from the latest photos of the moon taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC): Most do, in fact, still stand. "From the LROC images it is now certain that the American flags are still standing and casting shadows at all of the sites, except Apollo 11," LROC principal investigator Mark Robinson wrote in a recent blog post. "Astronaut Buzz Aldrin reported that the flag was blown over by...
  • Charlie Duke celebrates Aldrin's communion in Huntsville

    07/23/2012 9:57:57 AM PDT · by Prospero · 17 replies
    The Huntsville Time ^ | 7/23/2012 | Steve Doyle
    Apollo 11 capcom and Apollo 16 lunar module pilot Charlie Duke addresses Monte Sano Methodist Church in Alabama, July 22, 2012. Congregants snacked on Moon Pies and Tang before heading into the sanctuary to commemorate Buzz Aldrin's "lunar communion" 43 years ago, Friday [Glenn Baeske/The Huntsville Times]. "It seemed only appropriate that astronaut Charlie Duke - the 10th human to set foot on the moon - was the guest of honor at the church's "Lunar Communion" service Sunday morning. Duke said he didn't have a spiritual experience, per se, during the 20 hours he spent combing the moon's surface.But...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- The Eagle Rises

    07/21/2012 5:42:43 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    NASA ^ | July 21, 2012 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Get out your red/blue glasses and check out this remarkable stereo view from lunar orbit. Created from two photographs (AS11-44-6633, AS11-44-6634) taken by astronaut Michael Collins during the 1969 Apollo 11 mission, the 3D anaglyph features the lunar module ascent stage, dubbed The Eagle, as it rises to meet the command module in lunar orbit on July 21. Aboard the ascent stage are Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, the first to walk on the Moon. The smooth, dark area on the lunar surface is Mare Smythii located just below the equator on the extreme eastern edge of the Moon's...
  • Vanity - President Nixon and the Moon

    05/02/2012 4:58:55 AM PDT · by T. P. Pole · 16 replies
    05/02/12 | T. P. Pole
    When I look back at history, I think it is just great how President Nixon is responsible for landing men on the moon. What's that? You say that President Kennedy is really responsible for initiating the plan years before, and that President Nixon just happened to be the guy in charge when it finally happened? Oh, ok. That's fine. I think it is just great how President Obama is responsible for killing bin Laden.