Apollo 11

1969: Apollo 11 astronaut Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin deploys a scientific experiment package on the surface of the moon. In the background is the Lunar Module, as is a flag of the United States.
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Kim Glovas
July 21, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — As we mark the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing, we might also remember the conspiracy theories that sprung up around the event. Derek Arnold, who teaches the rhetoric of conspiracy theories at Villanova, says some people thought it didn't really happen. NASA...
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Planet Earth in universe or space in a nebula clouds - stock photo
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Hadas Kuznits
July 20, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — On this day 50 years ago, millions tuned in as mankind made history more than 250,000 miles away from earth and this man covered it all for KYW Newsradio 1060. In 1969, KYW Newsradio was a Westinghouse Station, for which Jim Slade worked as a science correspondent...
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Dr. Edward Guinan, a Villanova astronomy professor, was among those who considered pursuing a career as a NASA astronaut in the early 1960s. But concedes he was missing something the fledgling space agency wanted - experience as a fighter pilot.
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Mark Abrams
July 20, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — As a veteran Villanova University astronomer looks back on 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 mission to the moon, he reveals he gave serious thought to applying to NASA to become an astronaut. But he quickly concluded he didn't have "the right stuff." Before...
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President Trump, accompanied by Apollo 11 astronauts Michael Collins, second from left, and Buzz Aldrin, second from right, with Vice President Pence and first lady Melania Trump, speaks during a photo opportunity commemorating the 50th anniversary of the
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July 19, 2019 - 2:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump marked the 50th anniversary of the first human steps on the moon at an Oval Office meeting Friday with former Apollo 11 astronauts . Flanked by Buzz Aldrin, Mike Collins and the family of mission commander Neil Armstrong in the Oval Office, Trump was briefed...
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John Helferty says the Apollo 11 mission sparked his interest in space exploration and rocketed him to a connection with NASA.
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Mark Abrams
July 18, 2019 - 9:26 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Temple University engineering professor says the Apollo 11 mission sparked his interest in space exploration and rocketed him to a connection with NASA. "I wouldn't be sitting here in an engineering building as a professor of engineering without the Apollo 11," said...
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Kids participating in a science camp at the Franklin Institute celebrated the launch of Apollo 11 by making model rockets and then testing them out.
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John McDevitt
July 16, 2019 - 7:33 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Kids participating in a science camp at the Franklin Institute celebrated the launch of Apollo 11 by making model rockets and then testing them out. Day campers designed bottle rockets with the help of Boeing engineers. Then, Franklin institute staff members filled...
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In this Tuesday, July 16, 2019 photo made available by NASA, astronaut Michael Collins, right, speaks to Kennedy Space Center Director Bob Cabana at Launch Complex 39A, about the moments leading up to launch at 9:32 a.m. on July 16, 1969, and what it was
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July 16, 2019 - 9:33 am
By Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins returned Tuesday to the exact spot where he flew to the moon 50 years ago with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. Collins had the spotlight to himself this time — Armstrong has been gone for seven years...
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Ann Collins, Andy Aldrin, Mark Armstrong and Mint director David Ryder.
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Paul Kurtz
January 01, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The year 2019 will mark the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11's historic flight to the moon, and the US Mint will be issuing commemorative coins to honor Apollo's three-man crew. The Mint will be releasing four curved coins in gold, silver and clad, all featuring two...
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This Dec. 24, 1968, file photo made available by NASA shows the Earth behind the surface of the moon during the Apollo 8 mission.
William Anders/NASA via AP, File
December 18, 2018 - 12:56 pm
By Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Fifty years ago on Christmas Eve, a tumultuous year of assassinations, riots and war drew to a close in heroic and hopeful fashion with the three Apollo 8 astronauts reading from the Book of Genesis on live TV as they orbited the moon...
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