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Out-of-work Canadian engineers helped get humanity to the moon

In 1959 Canadian Prime minister John Diefenbaker canceled the Avro CF-105 Arrow project — a supersonic jet designed and being built in Ontario. Many of the best and brightest aeronautical engineers in the country found themselves out of a job.

Op-Ed: The case for saving man's greatest technological achievement

Fifty years ago today, on July 16, 1969, at 9:32 a.m. EDT, the Apollo 11 Saturn V space vehicle - with Astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. lifted off from Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 39A - heading for the moon.

Op-Ed: The case for saving man's greatest technological achievement

Fifty years ago today, on July 16, 1969, at 9:32 a.m. EDT, the Apollo 11 Saturn V space vehicle - with Astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. lifted off from Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 39A - heading for the moon.

50th anniversary gala for Apollo 11 held at Ronald Reagan Library

Simi Valley - On July 15, it was announced that a 50th-anniversary gala that celebrates the Apollo 11 moon landing is held at the Ronald Reagan Library.

Apollo astronaut Charles Duke talks about 'Apollo 11' live show Special

Apollo astronaut Charles Duke chatted with Digital Journal about the "Apollo 11- The Immersive Live Show" and his aeronautical career.

Director Scott Faris talks 'Apollo 11 — The Immersive Live Show' Special

Pasadena - Director Scott Faris chatted with Digital Journal about "Apollo 11 – The Immersive Live Show," which will make its world debut on Friday, July 5.

Review: Surviving doesn’t come easy in this week’s releases Special

This week’s releases include the second chapter in a story that gets more mysterious; archival footage from a historical event; the conclusion to a trilogy about an unlikely friendship; an amusing rom-com; and an exceptional story of survival.

NASA opens exhibit marking 50th anniversary of Apollo 1 disaster

Cape Canaveral - NASA opened a new exhibit yesterday to mark the 50th anniversary of the deaths of Virgil (Gus) Grissom, Ed White II and Roger Chaffee. The three Apollo 1 astronauts died when their capsule caught on fire while they were performing pre-launch checks.

'Good luck and Godspeed' — 45 years after the Apollo 11 launch

Cape Canaveral - At 9:32 a.m. eastern time, three American astronauts left the confines of earth, speeding into space, destined to land on the moon and cement their status as American heros.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos confirms Apollo 11 rocket engine recovered

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has confirmed that one of the engine parts his team recovered in March from the depths of the Atlantic came from the Saturn V rocket that carried Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins in the Apollo 11 mission to the Moon.

Op-Ed: Neil Armstrong's death marks the passing of an era of optimism

Nelson - Astronaut Neil Armstrong's passing today, marks the end of an era, the first flush of Space exploration, which Mankind attempted, after the amazing 1957 Sputnik launch, beginning in the West, on May 25, 1961 with President Kennedy's Promise to the world.
 

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The Apollo 11 crew. Left to right are Neil Armstrong  Michael Collins  and Buzz Aldrin.
The Apollo 11 crew. Left to right are Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin.
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Apollo 11 rocket engines
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Owen Maynard  centre  with Tom Kelly of Grumman who built the lunar module. (NASA)
Owen Maynard, centre, with Tom Kelly of Grumman who built the lunar module. (NASA)
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File photo: Armstrong on the surface of the moon
File photo: Armstrong on the surface of the moon
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Buzz Aldrin was the Lunar Module pilot on Apollo 11. On July 20  1969  he was the second human being...
Buzz Aldrin was the Lunar Module pilot on Apollo 11. On July 20, 1969, he was the second human being to set foot on the Moon, following mission commander Neil Armstrong.
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Did you know the mission emblem  was designed by command module pilot Michael Collins?
Did you know the mission emblem was designed by command module pilot Michael Collins?
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Neil Armstrong becomes the first person to step foot on the surface of the moon.
Neil Armstrong becomes the first person to step foot on the surface of the moon.
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The headset worn by Buzz Aldrin form the Apollo 11 Moon landing. The headset carried the nickname  S...
The headset worn by Buzz Aldrin form the Apollo 11 Moon landing. The headset carried the nickname 'Snoopy hat'.

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