Apollo

NASA INVITES THE PUBLIC TO JOIN ITS APOLLO 50TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT

NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center is partnering with the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Antelope Valley chapter, to celebrate the Apollo 50th anniversary event called Small Steps to Giant Leaps. This event is held to honor this historic moment in time when mankind first landed on the moon, and also looks forward to the […]

NASA RECOGNIZES APOLLO 10’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY THROUGH LONG-LASTING PARTNERSHIPS

NASA’s Johnson Space Center, in collaboration with Space Center Houston, its official visitor center, will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 10 mission on Thursday, April 25, with a day of activities capitalizing on the mission’s unique call sign for the Lunar Lander of Snoopy. Media are invited to attend the unveiling of a specially […]

MAJOR U.S. MINT RELEASE APOLLO 11 50TH ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATIVE COINS NOW AVAILABLE

On July 20, 1969, the world sat glued to their television sets. Before their very eyes, man first set foot on the surface of the moon. The footprints, flag, and plaque left on the lunar surface sent an eternal message throughout the cosmos: humanity had finally reached the heavens, and America led the way. In […]

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER VISITOR COMPLEX OFFERS DISCOUNTED ADMISSION

Brevard County, Florida, residents are invited to participate in the Salute to Brevard program supporting area food banks and offering 70% off admission for up to six people at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex October 3 – 9, 2016. Make a difference in the local community by donating nonperishable food items in support of Brevard […]

50TH ANNIVERSARY OF LUNAR ORBITER 1 MISSION

Today is the 50th anniversary of the launch of the first of five lunar orbiters that returned images of 99 percent of both the near- and far-side surfaces of the moon. The orbiters sent back a total of 3,062 photos. Lunar Orbiter 1, built by The Boeing Co., was launched August 10, 1966 on an […]

APOLLO ASTRONAUTS EXPERIENCING HIGHER RATES OF CARDIOVASCULAR-RELATED DEATHS

Members of the successful Apollo space program are experiencing higher rates of cardiovascular problems that are thought to be caused by their exposure to deep space radiation, according to a Florida State University researcher. In a new paper in Scientific Reports, FSU Dean of the College of Human Sciences and Professor Michael Delp explains that […]

TRANSPORT OF SATURN V ROCKET STAGE TO STENNIS SPACE CENTER A MATTER OF REAL HISTORY

History both repeated and foreshadowed itself with transport of the S-IC-15 Saturn V rocket stage to NASA’s Stennis Space Center this month. It repeated in literal fashion. The stage was transported from NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility to Stennis Space Center on June 16, via the same water route it took more than 45 years ago […]

ORBITAL ATK TO USE SPACE IN VEHICLE ASSEMBLY BUILDING

NASA has selected Orbital ATK Inc. of Dulles, Virginia, to begin negotiations on an agreement to use High Bay 2 in the iconic Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The prospective property use agreement, which also will include a mobile launcher platform, reflects Kennedy’s transformation to a multi-user spaceport […]

HOW TO PROTECT ASTRONAUTS FROM SPACE RADIATION

On August 7, 1972, in the heart of the Apollo era, an enormous solar flare exploded from the sun’s atmosphere. Along with a gigantic burst of light in nearly all wavelengths, this event accelerated a wave of energetic particles. Mostly protons, with a few electrons and heavier elements mixed in, this wash of quick-moving particles […]

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