It's official. The Smithsonian's crowdfunding campaign to preserve and display Neil Armstrong's Apollo 11 spacesuit ended early this morning. And it was such a huge success, they will be restoring Alan Shepard's suit as well.
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These are the contents of a mysterious white bag found hidden in Neil Armstrong's closet: Weird looking lamps, wrenches, utility brackets, sights and a film camera that later was identified as the one that captured the famous Apollo 11's descent on the Moon's surface. Nobody knew about it, including his widow.
45 years ago today, a man landed on the moon for the first time. Understandably, he was a little nervous. Neil Armstrong's heart raced to 160 beats per minute as the lunar vehicle touched down on the moon's surface. But as he made that great leap for mankind and walked around the moon, his heart steadied and slowed. The rhythm of his heartbeat, which Berlin-based singer Louise Gold captured off of a radio program, become the basis for her cover of John Lennon's "Oh My Love".
To celebrate the 45th anniversary of Neil Armstrong walking on the moon, Nike has made a pair of shoes that will make you feel like every step you take is on the moon. Because of the all over lunar print, the silhouette of the shoe completely disappears and makes it look like the shoe is made from moon rock.
US Navy pilot, war veteran, aerospace engineer, astronaut and first man on the moon Neil Armstrong was also an incredible test pilot, with 900 flights in experimental aircraft including the dangerous Lunar Landing Testing Vehicle. On 6 May 1968, he almost died flying one. This is the video of the crash.
Neil Armstrong was commander of Apollo 11, the first astronaut to ever set foot on the moon, and a man whose accomplishments were legendary and far-reaching. But he was also an irrepressible nerd in love with mathematics, science and engineering. This is his manifesto.
Neil Armstrong. The first man on the moon. Space legend. Buried at sea, this is how NASA remembers him. Watch it yourself and see how he touched everybody's life.
Apollo 11 was a resounding success from start to finish. From the minute the rocket left the pad through to landing on the moon and right back down to Earth, it was a day etched in human history forever. Safety wasn't always guaranteed, though, as evidenced by this condolence speech then-President Richard Nixon had prepared in case everything went sideways.
He was the first man to walk on the moon, but Neil Armstrong didn't have any good photos to prove it. He was holding the camera most of the time, so it was Buzz Aldrin who got all the awesome shots. Here is the only image that clearly shows Armstrong's face as he walks on the moon, freshly dug up from archives of old NASA photos.
We woke up this week to a world without Neil Armstrong in it. He was taken over the weekend following complications from a heart operation earlier in the month. Armstrong's achievements included being the first man to ever set foot on the Moon, and it's now time to relive that achievement with our Monday Night Web Movie.
That's right up there in terms of headlines I never thought I'd write, but it's true nonetheless; Neil Armstrong — yes, that Neil Armstrong — a man notable for generally refusing interview requests outright, has recorded a series of indepth interview with the Certified Practicing Accountants of Australia.