Published: Tue, July 23, 2019
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NASA unveils spacecraft that will take first woman to the moon

NASA unveils spacecraft that will take first woman to the moon

"We're celebrating the 50th anniversary of perhaps the most historic event in my lifetime, maybe in anybody's lifetime, the landing on the moon", said 10K runner Robert Rocco, 54, of Centerville, Ohio.

NASA has received the mandate, not to mention the budget, to do exactly that and on the anniversary of the Apollo lunar landing, it is announcing the completion of the crew capsule for its upcoming uncrewed Artemis1 lunar mission.

On Saturday, Pence, Aldrin and Armstrong's older son, Rick, visited the Apollo 11 launch pad, now leased by SpaceX, and the building now named for Armstrong where the astronauts suited up for liftoff on July 16, 1969. The crew consisted of Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, Michael Collins, and commander of the mission Neil Armstrong.

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday indicated he was not interested in a mission going back to the moon, despite his administration's plans for it. Trump instead repeated his interest in a NASA mission that would take astronauts directly to Mars, a vastly more challenging and costly endeavor.

India launched a rocket into space on Monday in an attempt to safely land a rover on the moon, the country's most ambitious mission yet in the effort to establish itself as a low-priced space power.

"American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race" by Douglas Brinkley focuses on President's John F. Kennedy's role in the space race.


On July 20, 1969, the Eagle module from Apollo 11 landed at Tranquility Base.

Hours later, as he first stepped onto the moon's surface, he uttered the historic phrase: "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind". In addition to including the "A" for the name Artemis, the letter is also in the shape of an arrowhead representing the goddess of the hunt and a call back to the "A" featured on the Apollo logo.

Six hours later Armstrong opened the hatch of the module, shimmed down the ladder, then planted the first footprints on the surface of the moon.

The early devices that helped Armstrong and Aldrin on their lope would pave the components for the pc revolution, creating technology that's accumulated light in electronic equipment, in step with Nasa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory at California Institute of Technology.

A real rocket lit up the night sky in Kazakhstan. All three were born in 1930.

"Inner the next year we can ship American astronauts into home on American rockets from American soil", said Pence, who was once flanked by Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin valid by his speech. The AP is exclusively responsible for all content.

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