19JAN 2019
Who were the astronauts on Apollo 11?

Who were the astronauts on Apollo 11?

Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin (NASA) NASA schedules as the first manned mission to the moon. In January 1969, Neil Armstrong, Edwin Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins are named as the crew for the historic flight. Neil Armstrong Born August 5, 1930, in Wapakoneta, Ohio, Neil Armstrong designs model planes as a boy. He gets his pilot s license…

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15JAN 2019
First black male astronaut

First black male astronaut

Guion Guy Bluford, Jr. was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on November 22, 1942. His mother, Lolita was a special education teacher and his father, Guion Sr. was a mechanical engineer. The Blufords encouraged all four of their sons to work hard and set their goals high. Guy, certainly did. Guion Bluford s Education Guion Bluford attended Overbrook Senior High School in Philadelphia…

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11JAN 2019
David Williams astronaut

David Williams astronaut

A. Jean de Grandpré to be named Chancellor Emeritus during Fall Convocation ceremonies McGill University will recognize two exceptional individuals with honorary degrees and name a Chancellor Emeritus at Fall Convocation. Canadian astronaut and McGill alumnus Dr. David Williams and Dr. Charles Scriver, a pioneer in the field of human genetics and eminent pediatrician, will each…

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07JAN 2019
Astronaut Bear

Astronaut Bear

I can t remember the last time I read a book that I had to recover from afterwards. This story made me want to laugh and cry, and I couldn t wait to find out what would happen next. The descriptive language gave a unique perspective of the characters and their surroundings, but not so much so that it bogged down the story. I enjoyed the character development and the attention…

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03JAN 2019
Omega Speedmaster astronauts watch

Omega Speedmaster astronauts watch

Back in the 1960s, NASA had a problem: To keep track of time while bagging moon rocks, astronauts needed a wristwatch with otherworldly ruggedness. Many high-grade chronographs were auditioned. One lost its crystal under extreme decompression; the hands on another warped in the test oven. But the Omega Speedmaster—and its particularly robust movement—had the right stuff. The watch…

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30DEC 2018
Astronaut G.I. Joe

Astronaut G.I. Joe

This is the G.I. Joe Collectors Club s exclusive Talking G.I. Joe astronaut. It s an almost perfect replica of the original production line of this figure from 1969. This deluxe 12 (slightly shorter actually, but pretty much all 1/6th G.I. Joes don t quite hit the 12 mark) action figure was limited to only 2 made and I am delighted to finally own one (and to be a proud member…

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26DEC 2018
NASA astronauts killed

NASA astronauts killed

Ceremonies were planned for Arlington National Cemetery and the Kennedy Space Center as NASA commemorated the seven lives lost on January 28, 1986, in the Challenger explosion The United States marked the 30th anniversary Thursday of the explosion of the Challenger space shuttle with a pledge to remember lost astronauts as it presses on toward Mars. At the Kennedy Space Center in…

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