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News Archive / Tagged: Buzz Aldrin

  • Proof of Apollo 11 landing hard as ‘rock’

    Joe LatrellJuly 15th, 2019

    JOHNSON SPACE CENTER, Texas -- When asked why they believe the Apollo 11 Moon landings were faked, conspiracy theorists point to the lack of stars in the photos taken by the astronauts, incongruous shadows and other bits of data from that mission. Some evidence that counters their claims isn't so fragile, in fact - it's written in stone.

  • Buzz Aldrin’s children accuse astronaut’s handlers of ‘spin’

    Jason RhianJune 27th, 2018

    The Buzz Aldrin Foundation has released a statement regarding the recent announcement of a lawsuit allegedly filed by Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin. The following statement was issued on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Aldrin's children, Andrew and Jan, have made less-than flattering statements about those they feel are responsible for this current situation.

  • Buzz Aldrin alleges fraud in suit against family, manager and his own organizations

    Derek RichardsonJune 23rd, 2018

    BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — A document coming out of Florida’s 18th Judicial Circuit states that Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin has apparently opened a civil suit against two of his children and his former manager involved with several of his organizations.

  • 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.