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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 almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Dec. 27, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012.
By United Press International
U.S. space program

U.S. space program

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., April 15 (UPI) -- The U.S. space program will see a retargeting under plans from President Barack Obama, although not all of the changes are being greeted warmly.
By United Press International

Bible message from space still gives hope 40 years on

WASHINGTON, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- When Yuri Gagarin became the first human being to fly in space, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev boasted that he never found God there. But On Christmas Eve 1968, the three American astronauts of Apollo 8 did.
MARTIN SIEFF

Atlantic Eye: Czech and American heroes

HOUSTON, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Former President George H.W. Bush entered the room from the right front of the stage, with former first lady Barbara Bush close behind. "Do I know you?" she said to me with a Cheshire cat grin as she walked by and sat within earshot and kitty-corner at the neighboring table. "We met in Prague some years ago, ma'am," I said. "Beautiful," she said. "We'll have to talk." And she sat down. It was the gala of the American Friends of the Czech Republic at Houston's venerable J.W. Marriott hotel last week.
MARC S. ELLENBOGEN, UPI International Columnist

Atlanta pitcher Hampton has a groin strain

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., March 7 (UPI) -- Ace Atlanta Braves pitcher Mike Hampton suffered a right groin strain Friday.

Feature: 'Apollo' program lives on

LOS ANGELES, March 25 (UPI) -- Nearly 35 years after a near-disastrous space mission, Apollo 13 commander Jim Lovell says he has long-since learned to see the mission as a success -- the way it is depicted in Ron Howard's 1995 movie "Apollo 13," now coming out in a 10th anniversary spe
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Analysis: Space and the willingness to die

WASHINGTON, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Thirty-six years ago this week, three astronauts and their families demonstrated the courage, boldness, and determination necessary for the human race to conquer the stars. The question is whether NASA and Congress today are willing to show as much braver
ROBERT ZIMMERMAN

Feature: Gas clouds make space 'lenses'

An international team of scientists has found a way to use floating clouds of gas in space as natural lenses to probe distant black holes and mysterious objects called quasars.
PHIL BERARDELLI, UPI Deputy Science and Technology Editor

All astronauts know the risks involved

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Every person who has gone into space has shared both the knowledge of and anxiety over the risks involved -- including the fact that more than a few other missions nearly resulted in disasters.
PHIL BERARDELLI, UPI Deputy Science and Technology Editor

Of Human Interest: News-lite

SPACE CADETS
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International
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Jim Lovell
Capt. Jim Lovell of Apollo 8 and 13 walks the red carpet with his wife at the premier of the IMAX movie Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon presented by Tom Hanks, at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington on Sept. 21, 2005. (UPI/Photo Kevin Dietsch)
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James "Jim" Arthur Lovell, Jr., (born March 25, 1928) is a former NASA astronaut and a retired captain in the United States Navy, most famous as the commander of the Apollo 13 mission, which suffered a critical failure en route to the Moon but was brought back safely to Earth by the efforts of the crew and mission control. Lovell was also the command module pilot of Apollo 8, the first Apollo mission to enter lunar orbit. Lovell is a recipient of the Congressional Space Medal of Honor and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He is one of only 24 people to have flown to the Moon, the first of only three men to fly to the Moon twice, and the only one to do so without making a landing. Lovell was also the first American to fly in space four times.

Born in Cleveland, Ohio to a Czech mother, Lovell's family moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he graduated from Juneau High School and became an Eagle Scout. His father died in a car accident when Jim was young and, for about two years, he resided with a relative in Terre Haute, Indiana.

Later he attended the University of Wisconsin–Madison for two years, joining the Alpha Phi Omega fraternity. He continued on to the United States Naval Academy and, after graduating in 1952, entered the United States Navy.

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