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Russian space geckos found dead upon returning to Earth from weightless sex mission

Russian space geckos found dead upon returning to Earth from weightless sex mission

MOSCOW, Sept. 2 (UPI) --Five geckos launched into space so Russian scientists could observe the effect of weightlessness on sex were discovered dead upon returning to Earth.
Matt Bradwell
UPI Almanac for Thursday, July 24, 2014

UPI Almanac for Thursday, July 24, 2014

UPI Almanac for Thursday, July 24, 2014
By United Press International
NASA names building for Neil Armstrong, first man to walk on the moon

NASA names building for Neil Armstrong, first man to walk on the moon

MERRITT ISLAND, Fla., July 21 (UPI) --A building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, where Apollo astronauts once trained, was named in honor of Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon.
Brooks Hays
The moon gets Wi-Fi

The moon gets Wi-Fi

WHITE SANDS, N.M., June 3 (UPI) --Researchers at NASA and MIT have beamed a Wi-Fi signal up to the moon using telescopes and lasers.
Brooks Hays
Buzz Aldrin talks Mars exploration

Buzz Aldrin talks Mars exploration

WASHINGTON, April 24 (UPI) -- Buzz Aldrin and a panel of experts discuss the next step in space exploration.
Emily Nelson, Medill News Service

Teledyne unit wins $60 million contract to build NASA launch adapter

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc., an Alabama unit of the aerospace major Teledyne with operations in North America and Europe, will design and build the Launch Vehicle Stage Adapter for NASA's space launch system in a five-year $60 million dollar deal.
Moon dust samples missing for 40 years found in Calif. warehouse

Moon dust samples missing for 40 years found in Calif. warehouse

BERKELEY, Calif., May 29 (UPI) -- Samples of moon dust gathered by the first men to walk on the moon and missing for more than 40 years have been found in a California warehouse, officials said.
Neil Armstrong to be buried at sea

Neil Armstrong to be buried at sea

NEW YORK, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- The remains of Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, will be buried as sea in accordance with his wishes, an Armstrong family spokesman said.

Neil Armstrong has cardiac bypass surgery

CINCINNATI, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, has undergone cardiac bypass surgery but is "doing great" following the procedure, his wife said.
Photos prove Apollo moon flags still stand

Photos prove Apollo moon flags still stand

GREENBELT, Md., July 30 (UPI) -- NASA says new photographs from its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter show most of the American flags planted on the moon by Apollo astronauts are still standing.

Tintin cover fetches $1.6M at auction

PARIS, June 3 (UPI) -- A private collector paid a record $1.6 million at a Paris auction for a rare 1932 cover drawing of a Tintin comic book, the BBC reported.
Astronaut sues over use of historic photo

Astronaut sues over use of historic photo

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin is suing a trading card company for using a photograph of him on his historic moonwalk as part of a recent card series.
Hotel creates lunar cake for Aldrin

Hotel creates lunar cake for Aldrin

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- A Las Vegas hotel and casino said it created a 600-pound cake with a lunar lander replica in the center for astronaut Buzz Aldrin.
Sade to perform on 'DWTS'

Sade to perform on 'DWTS'

LOS ANGELES, April 12 (UPI) -- Sade will perform on the U.S. competition show "Dancing with the Stars," ABC announced Monday.
Buzz Aldrin eliminated from 'Dancing'

Buzz Aldrin eliminated from 'Dancing'

LOS ANGELES, April 6 (UPI) -- Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin has become the second celebrity booted from the current season of the U.S. competition series "Dancing with the Stars."
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Astronaut Edwin Eugene "Buzz" Aldrin, Jr., attends an event marking the 40th anniversary of their Apollo 11 flight which put the first man on the moon on Capitol Hill in Washington on July 21, 2009. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)
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Buzz Aldrin (born Edwin Eugene Aldrin, Jr.; January 20, 1930) is an American mechanical engineer, retired United States Air Force pilot and astronaut who was the Lunar Module pilot on Apollo 11, the first manned lunar landing in history. On July 20, 1969, he was the second human being to set foot on the Moon, following mission commander Neil Armstrong.

Aldrin was born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, to Edwin Eugene Aldrin, Sr., a career military man, and his wife Marion Moon. He is of Scottish, Swedish, and German ancestry. After graduating from Montclair High School in 1946, Aldrin turned down a full scholarship offer from The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and went to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. The nickname "Buzz" originated in childhood: the younger of his two elder sisters mispronounced "brother" as "buzzer", and this was shortened to Buzz. Aldrin made it his legal first name in 1979.

Aldrin graduated third in his class at West Point in 1951 with a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force and served as a jet fighter pilot during the Korean War. He flew 66 combat missions in F-86 Sabres and shot down two Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 aircraft. The June 8, 1953 issue of LIFE magazine featured gun camera photos taken by Aldrin of one of the Russian pilots ejecting from his damaged aircraft.

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