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  • Discovery and Science also to honor Neil Armstrong

     
    Not to be outdone by History’s Aug. 28 celebration of Neil Armstrong’s life and accomplishments, Discovery Channel and Science have likewise announced a two-network tribute to the first human to set foot on the moon. At the center of this...
  • Neil Armstrong's family: Honor his example of service

     
    Neil Armstrong’s family said they were “heartbroken” to share the news that the former NASA astronaut and the first person to step foot on the moon had died Saturday of complications from heart surgery. Armstrong was 82....
  • Neil Armstrong: History honors him with day of programs

     
    Neil Armstrong, who died Saturday at age 82, will be saluted with a day of programs Tuesday on History. The programs focus on the space program and the Apollo 11 mission, during which Armstrong became the first human to walk on the moon. The times and...
  • Neil Armstrong died of complications after heart surgery

     
    Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, died following complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures, a statement Saturday from his family said....
  • One giant leap for tourist-kind. Powering down, the Space Coast still harbors riches

    One giant leap for tourist-kind. Powering down, the Space Coast still harbors riches
    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — You know what it feels like to be in space? Like you're sick. Think head cold. "Your face gets kind of puffy," said Gerald Carr, 78, who once spent 84 days orbiting the Earth, as I picked at a piece of NASA-made red...
  • Hoping for orbit

    The Johnsville Centrifuge, at the heart of a new space-themed museum in Bucks County, gave America's earliest astronauts their wildest rides on earth. It tossed, turned and whirled Alan Shepard (first American in space), John Glenn (first American to...
  • 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar mission

    40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar mission
    On July 16, 1969 the crew of Apollo 11 blasted off from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on the historic quest to put the first men on the moon. To commemorate the 40th anniversary of this achievement, Sun photographer Karl Merton Ferron acquired...
  • A 2-hour, 14-minute walk into history

    The Eagle landed in the Sea of Tranquility at 4:17 p.m. EDT with 20 seconds of descent fuel remaining for the landing, about 4 miles from the original target. The plan called for astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to get some rest before exploring...
  • Four decades ago we landed on the moon -- will we go further?

    Four decades ago we landed on the moon -- will we go further?
    Two months ago, former NASA astronaut Scott Parazynski ascended Mount Everest, carrying a lunar rock brought back by the Apollo 11 mission that landed on the moon 40 years ago tomorrow. Along the way, he endured hardships like those experienced by Neil...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Q & A with Buzz Aldrin

    On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first two humans to land on the moon as an estimated 600 million people — the largest television audience in history — watched in awe. They spent 15 hours on the lunar surface —...
  • Central Floridians reflect on where they were when Eagle landed

    The Rev. Randolph Bracy Jr., president of the Orange County branch of the NAACP "I was in Tallahassee, in grad school [at Florida A&M University], coming out of class when I heard other students talking about it. A man walking on the moon — you had...