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Apollo 11 - Anniversary

Apollo 11July 20 marks the anniversary of man's first walk on the moon by Ricco Villanueva Siasoco How many movies, songs, anecdotes—even clichés—have sprung from humanity's first landing on the…

Armstrong, Neil Alden

(Encyclopedia) Armstrong, Neil Alden, 1930–2012, American astronaut, b. Wapakoneta, Ohio, grad. Purdue Univ. (B.S., 1955), Univ. of Southern California (M.S., 1970). A U.S. Navy fighter pilot during…

Aldrin, Buzz

(Encyclopedia) Aldrin, Buzz ôl´drn (Edwin Eugene Aldrin, Jr.), 1930–, American astronaut, b. Montclair, N.J. After graduating from West Point (1951), Aldrin joined the U.S. air force and flew 66…

Buzz Aldrin

Name at birth: Edwin Eugene Aldrin, Jr.Buzz Aldrin was the second human to walk on the moon. On July 20, 1969, he followed Neil Armstrong onto the lunar surface while a third American astronaut,…

Michael Collins

Michael Collins was the command module pilot for Apollo 11, the 1969 American space mission which landed the first humans on the moon. Michael Collins graduated from West Point in 1952, flew…

The Right Stuff

Pioneer John Glenn Returns to Space by Michael Morrison For more information on the space program, check out the following links: Apollo 11 MoonwalkNotable Staffed Space FlightsU.S. Staffed…

astronaut

(Encyclopedia) astronaut, crew member on a U.S. manned spaceflight mission; the Soviet term is cosmonaut. Candidates for manned spaceflight are carefully screened to meet the highest physical and…

Homework Helper Fun Facts: World History

History     World History Events and Timelines Ancient History Some Ancient Civilizations 1-999 (A.D.) World History 1000-2000 World History Year-by-Year 1900-…

Homework Facts: Science

Science Animals | Computers | Astronomy | Weather | Space | Science & Technology Animals Classifying Animals Vertebrates and Invertebrates Hibernation and Aestivation Parasites,…