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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
UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 16, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 16, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 16, 2014
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, March 16, 2014.
By United Press International

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.
NASA to crash large helicopter to obtain safety data

NASA to crash large helicopter to obtain safety data

HAMPTON, Va., Aug. 26 (UPI) -- NASA says it will crash a helicopter in Virginia -- on purpose -- to test improved seat belts and seats and to collect crashworthiness data.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013.
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Aug. 5, 2013.
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, July 21, 2013.
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, July 20, 2013.
By United Press International
Engine recovered from Atlantic confirmed as Apollo 11 unit

Engine recovered from Atlantic confirmed as Apollo 11 unit

HUTCHINSON, Kan., July 19 (UPI) -- A team that retrieved engine parts from NASA's Apollo moon missions from the ocean floor says it has confirmed one is from the Apollo 11 moon landing mission.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, July 16, 2013.
By United Press International
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.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, March 16, 2013.
By United Press International
Notable deaths in Science-Technology

Notable deaths in Science-Technology

The first man on the moon, the first American woman in space and Neil Armstrong, a national hero after becoming the first man to set foot on the moon, died at age 82. His family called him a loving family man and "a reluctant American hero who always believed he was just doing his job."
PAT NASON, United Press International
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Astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first human to step on the Moon on July 20, 1969, speaks during a lecture in honor of Apollo 11 at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, Sunday, July 19, 2009. (UPI Photo/NASA/Bill Ingalls
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Neil Alden Armstrong (born August 5, 1930) is an American former astronaut, test pilot, aerospace engineer, university professor, United States Naval Aviator, and the first person to set foot upon the Moon.

Before becoming an astronaut, Armstrong was in the United States Navy and served in the Korean War. After the war, he served as a test pilot at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) High-Speed Flight Station, now known as the Dryden Flight Research Center, where he flew over 900 flights in a variety of aircraft. As a research pilot, Armstrong served as project pilot on the F-100 Super Sabre A and C variants, F-101 Voodoo, and the Lockheed F-104A Starfighter. He also flew the Bell X-1B, Bell X-5, North American X-15, F-105 Thunderchief, F-106 Delta Dart, B-47 Stratojet, KC-135 Stratotanker and Paresev. He graduated from Purdue University and the University of Southern California.

A participant in the U.S. Air Force's Man In Space Soonest and X-20 Dyna-Soar human spaceflight programs, Armstrong joined the NASA Astronaut Corps in 1962. His first spaceflight was the NASA Gemini 8 mission in 1966, for which he was the command pilot, becoming one of the first U.S. civilians to fly in space. On this mission, he performed the first manned docking of two spacecraft with pilot David Scott. Armstrong's second and last spaceflight was as mission commander of the Apollo 11 moon landing mission on July 20, 1969. On this mission, Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin descended to the lunar surface and spent 2½ hours exploring while Michael Collins remained in orbit in the Command Module. Armstrong was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Richard Nixon along with Collins and Aldrin, and was awarded the Congressional Space Medal of Honor by President Jimmy Carter in 1978.

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