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July 29, 2019 - 12:18 pm
By Allen Kim, CNN (CNN) -- Scientists from NASA had a lot more leeway to conduct weird experiments 50 years ago, which included feeding moon dust to German cockroaches. But it didn't stop there. Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were able to secure lunar samples from the surface of the moon...
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FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2017, file photo, Chris Duran Jr, 7 helps roast green chile with his family outside the Big Lots in Santa Fe, N.M.
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July 27, 2019 - 1:14 pm
ESPAÑOLA, N.M. (AP) — It'll be one giant leap for chile-kind. A hybrid version of a New Mexico chile plant has been selected to be grown in space as part of a NASA experiment. The chile, from Española, New Mexico, is tentatively scheduled to be launched to the International Space Station for...
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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.
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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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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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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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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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In this Nov. 1969 photo made available by NASA, Apollo 12 mission Commander Charles P. "Pete" Conrad stands on the moon's surface.
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June 20, 2019 - 10:43 am
By Marcia Dunn and Emily Swanson, Associated Press CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Americans prefer a space program that focuses on potential asteroid impacts, scientific research and using robots to explore the cosmos over sending humans back to the moon or on to Mars, a poll shows. The poll by The...
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