Apollo

Chris Kraft, the founder of NASA's mission control, died Monday, July 22, 2019, just two days after the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. He was 95.
David J. Phillip/AP Photo, File
July 22, 2019 - 7:51 pm
By Seth Borenstein WASHINGTON (AP) — Behind America's late leap into orbit and triumphant small step on the moon was the agile mind and guts-of-steel of Chris Kraft, making split-second decisions that propelled the nation to once unimaginable heights. Kraft, the creator and longtime leader of NASA'...
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Harrison Schmitt collects lunar rake samples during the first Apollo 17 extravehicular activity.
NASA via CNN
March 11, 2019 - 6:29 pm
By Ashley Strickland, CNN (CNN) -- After sitting untouched in storage for nearly 50 years, lunar samples collected during the Apollo 15, 16 and 17 missions will be studied for the first time, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced Monday. The announcement came during Bridenstine's discussion...
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