Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong: Why The World Needs ‘Nerdy Engineers’ (In Animated Form)

by Elizabeth Howell April 1, 2014

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter Combine the gravitas of humanity’s first moon visitor with the whimsy of animation, and the result is pure fun. Here, you can see part of Neil Armstrong’s address to the National Press Club on Feb. 22, 2000 about how engineering made the […]

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Neil Armstrong’s Name Now Graces A NASA Research Center In California

by Elizabeth Howell March 3, 2014

Neil Armstrong — the first man on the moon, who died in 2012 — will now be the namesake of one of NASA’s research centers. A new law designated the Armstrong Flight Research Center took effect March 1, replacing the old name since 1976, the Dryden Flight Research Center. Former NASA deputy administrator Hugh L. Dryden will […]

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“Tranquility Base:” Original Song Honors Neil Armstrong on the Anniversary of his Death

by Nancy Atkinson August 26, 2013

Apollo 11 moonwalker Neil Armstrong died on Aug. 25, 2012 at age 82, and NASA has posted a video tribute with an original song “Tranquility Base” by songwriter Eric Brace. Fittingly, the video starts with a 1960’s era television set showing the first Moon landing… were you watching on a TV like that on July […]

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Apollo 11 F-1 Engine Finding Confirmed by Jeff Bezos on Eve of 1st Human Moonwalk

by Ken Kremer July 19, 2013

In a fitting testament to NASA’s momentous Apollo Moon Landing Program, NASA and billionaire Jeff Bezos confirmed today (July 19) the discovery of a powerful F-1 first stage engine component from the Saturn V moon rocket that launched three American astronauts on the historic journey of Apollo 11 to land the first two humans on […]

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The Epitome of Cool: Neil Armstrong and David Scott, 1966

by Nancy Atkinson June 13, 2013

So, you’ve just endured a harrowing experience where your orbiting spacecraft has gone wildly out of control. You somehow — while undergoing the incredible, vertigo-inducing G-forces of your spinning spacecraft — figure out a plan, undock your spacecraft from another spacecraft and abort your original mission. Six and a half orbits and ten hours and […]

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