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  • Humans to Mars Summit kicks off with plans, education, Buzz Aldrin

    Bart LeahyMay 10th, 2017

    WASHINGTON — For the fifth year in a row, the space advocacy group Explore Mars, Inc., is hosting the Humans to Mars (H2M) Summit. It is a three-day gathering from May 9–11, 2017, at George Washington University discussing sending humans to the Red Planet.

  • Aldrin, Thunderbirds buzz Kennedy Space Center

    Víctor AmayaApril 5th, 2017

    MELBOURNE, Fla. — Just months after his trip to the South Pole, 87-year-old Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the Moon, participated in a flight with the Thunderbirds, the air demonstration squadron of the United States Air Force.

  • Apollo 11’s Buzz Aldrin evacuated from South Pole

    Jason RhianDecember 1st, 2016

    Apollo 11's Buzz Aldrin fell ill during a tour of the South Pole and was evacuated out of the South Pole under the care of a doctor. The emergency took place on Thursday, Dec. 1 (the event appears to have taken place at around 11:30 UTC).

  • Our SpaceFlight Heritage: 50 years since Gemini XII

    Collin SkocikNovember 11th, 2016

    On Nov. 11, 1966 – 50 years ago – the final flight of NASA’s historic Project Gemini lifted off from Launch Complex 19 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Commander Jim Lovell and pilot Buzz Aldrin spent three days pushing the program farther than it had ever been before and conducted the first completely successful extravehicular activity.

  • Our Spaceflight Heritage: Apollo 11 then and now

    Collin SkocikJuly 24th, 2016

    Forty-seven years ago, the United States—and more importantly, the human race—did something extraordinary: We launched Apollo 11 and landed, on July 20, 1969, two men on the surface of the Moon. It was the culmination of a decade of hard work, dedication, ever-more-ambitious space missions, the rapid development of new technologies, and costly failure.

  • Apollo legends mingle at San Diego museum gala

    Matthew KuhnsJune 26th, 2016

    It was a star-studded gala Thursday evening when more than 450 guests, four Apollo astronauts, and three Apollo flight controllers and an engineer attended an event at the San Diego Air and Space Museum. The reception was held in the museum where guests could talk to the astronauts next to the Apollo 9 capsule, while the dinner was held under the historic aircraft on display in the Pavilion of Flight.

  • Lunar Cycler: To cheaply go ‘how’ no one has gone before

    Tomasz NowakowskiNovember 7th, 2015

    The Lunar Cycler Orbit, also known as the Earth-Moon cycler, is a periodic orbit that passes close to both of these bodies repeatedly, enabling an economical trip. To support sustained operations at a lunar research station or mining base, this approach would use less propellant than would be required by more traditional methods.

  • Israel hosts International Astronautical Congress, signs deal with NASA

    Tomasz NowakowskiOctober 15th, 2015

    The 66th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) taking place in Jerusalem from Oct. 12‒16 provides an opportunity for space agencies to tighten the bonds of cooperation. One of the deals was inked by NASA and the Israel Space Agency (ISA) on the sidelines of the meeting. The bilateral agreement is expected to deepen collaboration on civil space activities.

  • Aldrin calls for international cooperation on space exploration

    Tomasz NowakowskiSeptember 25th, 2015

    Buzz Aldrin sees the inevitable need of international cooperation when it comes to space travel. The second man to set foot on the Moon, called on Monday, Sept. 21, for joint efforts to develop future missions to the Moon and Mars. He is convinced that the U.S. should help China, India and South Korea in achieving their space exploration goals for the sake of humanity.

  • Buzz Aldrin Space Institute formed at Florida Institute of Technology

    Press ReleaseAugust 28th, 2015

    MELBOURNE, FLA. — Florida Institute of Technology today held a signing ceremony formalizing the establishment of the Buzz Aldrin Space Institute at the university. Opening this fall and led by legendary Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the Institute will promote the settlement of Mars through research.

  • Our SpaceFlight Heritage: One giant leap, the flight of Apollo 11

    Gregory CecilJuly 16th, 2015

    Forty-six years ago today, on July 16, 1969, the crew of Apollo 11 lifted off from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida – for the Moon. At 9:32 a.m. EDT (13:32 GMT), the Saturn V rocket SA-506 lifted off with 7.5 million lbs. of thrust carrying the crew consisting of Neil Armstrong, […]

  • Bruce McCandless, Capcom for Apollo 11, visits Kennedy Space Center, discusses historic mission

    SpaceFlight InsiderJuly 21st, 2014

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — Bruce McCandless II was on site at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Visitor’s Complex for the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing this week. McCandless served as Capsule Communicator (CAPCOM) for the first lunar spacewalk.

  • Book Review: Neil Armstrong: A Life of Flight

    Scott JohnsonJuly 5th, 2014

    Longtime NBC News Space Correspondent, Jay Barbree, has written a new book, entitled: Neil Armstrong: A Life of Flight (Macmillan Publishers / St. Martins’s Press / Thomas Dunne Books), which is scheduled for release next week – on July 8. Barbree has authored several prior books (on spaceflight and other topics) and is the only […]

  • CNN launches original series on the Space Race

    Heather SmithJuly 2nd, 2014

    The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will host a sneak preview of CNN’s original series on the Space Race as apart of their series about the Sixties. The event will take place on Monday July 7 at noon at the Astronaut Encounter Theater at KSC’s Visitor Center. The event is included with admission to Kennedy […]

  • Apollo Moon rocks reveal new secrets

    Collin SkocikJune 8th, 2014

    Forty-five years after the historic Apollo 11 landing of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the surface of the Moon, the priceless Moon rocks brought back by that legendary expedition are back in the news, revealing new evidence confirming the theory that the Moon was formed by a Mars-sized planetesimal slamming into the young molten […]