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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 clichs?have sprung from humanity's first landing on the?

Aldrin, Buzz

(Encyclopedia) Aldrin, Buzz ldr?n (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?

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?


(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?

Mailer, Norman

(Encyclopedia) Mailer, Norman (Norman Kingsley Mailer), 1923?2007, American writer, b. Long Branch, N.J., grad. Harvard, 1943. He grew up in Brooklyn, N.Y., served in the army during World War II,?

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?

Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong made history on July 20, 1969, when he became the first human being to set foot on the moon. Neil Armstrong was a veteran aviator: he had flown 78 combat missions over Korea as a Navy?

Virgil Ivan Gus Grissom Biography

Virgil Ivan ?Gus? Grissom astronautBorn: 4/3/1926Birthplace: Mitchell, Ind. Grissom was raised in Mitchell, Ind., the oldest of four children. Following high school, he served in the Army?

John Young

John Young was the first astronaut to fly into space six times, the ninth man to walk on the moon, and the pilot of the first American space shuttle mission. NASA called him "in every way the?