Friday, July 17, 2009

Apollo - palooza

The race to the moon - Economist
Mr Aldrin describes the rockiness of his own post-moon life: alcoholism, depression, two failed marriages and a sad end to his air-force career. He claims however to have found redemption with a third wife and a new calling as a space advocate.

NASA to Celebrate First Apollo Moon Landing at Dayton Air Show - Space Ref (press release)
CLEVELAND -- NASA Glenn Research Center will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the first lunar landing with exhibits and aircraft at the 2009 Dayton Air Show, in Ohio, on Saturday and Sunday, July 18-19. While visiting Glenn's exhibit area, ...

Museum battles to preserve moon suits for posterity - AFP
"There is a lot of decay," admitted sadly Cathy Lewis, curator at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, who is charge of looking after a dozen spacesuits worn on the Apollo missions. She even has under her care the suit worn by Neil Armstrong ...

New Video - Apollo 10: Moon Landing Dress Rehearsal from

Heath played a part in Apollo mission - Madison County Journal
... detail filing reports and running tests, then when one aspect of the mission was solved the astronauts themselves would fly in and train with them. ...

Apollo moon launch 40th anniversary: Lunar X Prize robots, NASA ... - Control Engineering
Date: May 12, 2009 | Author: Paul Grayson, Google Lunar X-Prize race to the moon; Control Classic picture. The videos...and the missions spurred by the ...

NASA Releases Restored Apollo 11 Moonwalk Video from NASA Breaking News
NASA released Thursday newly restored video from the July 20, 1969, live television broadcast of the Apollo 11 moonwalk.

Moon talk released by NASA from AOPA Pilot Blog: Reporting Points by Al Marsh
Where were you when Neil Armstrong stepped on to the moon? I was standing on a street corner watching a television set operated by a newspaper vendor in Evanston, Ill., home to Northwestern University where I was starting work on a master's degree in journalism. I missed the big one, Apollo 11, as a reporter for what is now called Florida Today (I think it was cooler when it was just named Today), but got to cover Apollo missions 14, 15, and 16 from Florida, and for Apollo 16, also from Houston. NASA has digitized previously released tapes of what Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldren said to one another while in the lunar model, the spidey-looking vehicle that landed on the moon. Check it out here.

NASA Briefs Media on New Images of Apollo Lunar Landing Sites from NASA Breaking News
ASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, has sent back its first images of Apollo lunar landing sites.

On this day: 40 years ago from AVIATION-NEWS by Marcel van Leeuwen
16 July 1969 With over half a billion people watching all over the world, Apollo 11 prepares to lift off from Cape Kennedy, Florida, on what is seen as possibly the greatest single step in human history – a manned landing on the Moon and return to Earth. Earlier that day, the Apollo 11 astronauts are awakened [...]

Is the Apollo 11 Moon Landing Flag Still Standing? from
That's just one of many questions researchers hope will be answered this year by new pictures of old Apollo landing sites.

A countdown to the Moon landing from Flight International by Barbara Cockburn

This is a countdown to the launch of Apollo 11 from

Flightglobal's sister titles New Scientist and Computer Weekly also covered the 40th anniversary of the Moon landing.

Computer Weekly coverage

New Scientist coverage links to LiveAirShowTV for this weekend's
National Aviation Hall of Fame broadcast!

More info: LiveAirShowTV to Broadcast Hall of Fame Ceremony
Apollo Astronauts to be honored!

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