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So concludes the poetic speech, written by William Safire, that President Nixon would have delivered had the Apollo 11 astronauts not made it back to Earth.
The Apollo 12 astronaut was one of a dozen men who flew around the moon but didn't land there.
The box Yinka Shonibare assembled for his 2002 work Space Walk, a dramatic sculpture of floating astronauts, contains many record album covers, mostly of Philly Sound performers.
The cinematic intro sequence of A Moment Apart played, a woman’s tale of an astronaut who evades the madness by hearing music in a repetitive noise.
Hopefully, the astronauts can watch it shortly thereafter and avoid spoilers from us earthlings.
Few moments in the Cold War were as unambiguously triumphant for the United States as the landing of the Apollo 11 astronauts on the surface of the Moon in the summer of 1969.
The line—a misquote of the actual 1970 warning from an Apollo 13 astronaut to mission control in Houston—comes up ad infinitum, especially in newspaper headlines and sports broadcasts.
As a boy who liked to climb drainpipes and jump off things, Scott Kelly had the daredevil courage that would lead him to become an astronaut and spend more than 500 days in space.
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First Known Use: 1928See Words from the same year
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