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The classified Apollo 11 anomaly threatened to crash first-moon astronauts

Apollo 11 is rightly celebrated as an extraordinary success for the United States. After all, NASA shot people for the first time on the moon and brought home alive. During the historic mission, however, there were some close calls that could have ended in a tragedy. Minutes before the moon landing, for example, alarms sounded in the lunar spacecraft, indicating …

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Alabama and his rocket put Apollo 11 on the moon as the first humans

Florida had Cape Canaveral, Launch Pad 39A, the countdown and the launch. Houston had Mission Control and the astronauts. But America's historic lunar landing program would not have begun and the landing would not have happened 50 years ago without another key place and the very big thing built there. Full coverage of the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 The …

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NASA restores the Apollo Mission Control Center

Image: NASA NASA officially reopened the newly restored Apollo Mission Control Center on Friday at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Just in time for the 50th anniversary of the moon landing of Apollo 11 on July 20, the historic center was restored as it was at that time. To ensure authenticity, NASA said that the restoration team was …

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Apollo astronaut Charlie Duke says he almost died on the moon when he was kidding – BGR

Being an astronaut by default is a dangerous occupation. Groups like NASA have always placed safety first in their various off-world missions. However, accidents happen when you enter new territory in space. As the hype surrounding the 50th anniversary of the very first Apollo Moon landing grows, everyone takes a look back at these incredible missions, including a few astronauts …

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BBC – Future – Apollo in 50 numbers: Food

170: Weight of astronaut-consumed breakfast steaks in grams Every NASA astronaut since Alan Shepard in 1961 has received a hearty breakfast before take-off. All pre-flight Apollo meals have been formulated specifically for diet, calories and, most importantly, what doctors call "low residue". In other words, low-fiber meals where astronauts do not have to rush to the bathroom after taking off. …

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The restored mission control comes alive 50 years after Apollo

HOUSTON (AP) – Gone are the fumes of cigarette, cigar and pipe smoke. The stains of coffee, soda and pizza have disappeared. With few exceptions, NASA's Mission Control from the Apollo era was restored to what it had looked like 50 years ago, when two men landed on the moon. She is confirmed by Retired Flight Director Gene Kranz To …

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