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Topic - John Glenn
In October 1961, Gus Grissom glumly confided to his mother in a letter that is now up for auction that he and his fellow Mercury 7 astronauts resented John Glenn after he was picked to be the first American to orbit the Earth.
Dyer Brainerd Holmes, director of manned space flight for NASA when Americans were making their early forays into space in the early 1960s, has died.
With the economy showing some signs of improvement three weeks before Election Day, President Obama on Monday laid down a full embrace of the economic record many Republicans say is his biggest weakness.
Looking to turn a negative into a positive, President Obama on the campaign trail is openly acknowledging a less-than-stellar performance in last week's debate, joking about his stumble, pleading for contributions and complaining sharply about Mitt Romney's "extreme makeover."
The nation bid farewell Thursday to Neil Armstrong, the first man to take a giant leap onto the moon.
The nation bid farewell Thursday to Neil Armstrong, the first man to take a giant leap on to the moon.
Fellow space pioneers including two crewmates on the historic Apollo 11 mission mourned and celebrated Neil Armstrong as a humble hero who saw himself as a team player and never capitalized upon his celebrity as the first man to walk on the moon.
Neil Armstrong was a humble hero who saw himself as a team player and never capitalized on his celebrity as the first man to walk on the moon, mourners said Friday outside a private service attended by fellow space pioneers, including his two crewmates on the historic Apollo 11 mission.
Former astronauts, political and business leaders, and family and friends gathered Friday in suburban Cincinnati at a private club for a closed service for Neil Armstrong.
When Neil Armstrong walked on the moon all those years ago, he made his country believe that anything was possible with ingenuity and dedication _ and in the process became one of America's greatest heroes, his friends, colleagues and admirers said Saturday after news that the former astronaut had died.
Notable events in the history of human space exploration:
Neil Armstrong made "one giant leap for mankind" with a small step onto the moon.
As space exploration has become more common and the number of astronauts has risen past 300, many names have faded into the background. But some will forever be associated with the golden age of space exploration. Some examples:
John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth, said Neil Armstrong dedicated himself to his country and will always be remembered for pioneering the way to the moon.
As space exploration has become more common and the number of astronauts has risen to more than 300, many names have faded into the background. But some forever will be associated with the golden age of space exploration.
"The flight crew for the orbital mission has been picked and I'm not on it," he writes in slanting script, each line of blue ink climbing slightly from left to right on the Project Mercury letterhead. "Of course I've been feeling pretty low for the past few days. All of us are mad because Glenn was picked. But we expressed our views prior to the selection so there isn't much we can do about it but support the flight and the program."
When he wrote to his mother,