apollo-11

apollo 11

Remembering Neil Armstrong: The first man on the moon dies at 82
August 26, 2012 · Be The First To Comment

“That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, died Saturday at the age of 82. Armstrong made history on July 20, 1969 as commander of the Apollo 11 mission when he set foot on the moon in front of a captivated American […]

Looking Back: 40 Years of Space Travel
July 20, 2009 · Be The First To Comment

On May 25, 1961, President John F. Kennedy exclaimed “I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth.”  JFK’s “Moon speech” given at Rice Stadium on September 12, 1962 His speech became reality […]

Fly Me to the Moon – on Apollo 11
August 23, 2008 · Be The First To Comment

photo credit: jlcwalker This weekend, “Fly me to the Moon” – the first animated film created in 3D – debuts in the Wortham IMAX Theatre. The movie follows the story of three flies as they board the famous Apollo 11 space shuttle and blast off to the moon. The “flyboys” (complete with tiny space suits […]

Looking Back…
July 18, 2008 · Be The First To Comment

In case you were wondering about notable science events that occurred the week of July 18th… photo credit: disoculated On July 19, 1963, Joe Walker flew a North American X-15 to a record height of 347,800 feet. Under international convention, this constitutes spaceflight. He was also the first man to fly into space twice. Joe Walker’s […]


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