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45 years ago, Apollo 11 blasted off into space

Forty-five years ago today, the historic liftoff of Apollo 11 was broadcast around the country as America sent the first humans to the moon.<p>“If all …

How NASA Sold Us the Moon 45 Years Ago but Fails to Market Human Spaceflight Today

This week the world marks the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing, the most audacious and globally significant accomplishment in human history. Sadly, after the Apollo program concluded in 1972, humans were stuck in low Earth orbit for decades and since the final Space Shuttle mission …

The Moon Communion Of Buzz Aldrin That NASA Didn't Want To Broadcast

45 years ago, man landed on the moon.<p>As Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin prepared to take "one small step for man," Aldrin wanted to commemorate the moment in a way he found most personally meaningful -- by taking communion.<p>Aldrin, a church elder at Webster Presbyterian Church in Webster, Texas, at …

Moon Landing Anniversary: The Psychology of Space Travel for Returning Astronauts

Forty years after Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon with the Apollo 11 mission, it emerged Nasa had neglected the astronauts on their …

Moon Landing 45th Anniversary: Experience Apollo 11 Moonwalk As It Happened

Man first walked on the Moon in the early hours of the morning (UTC) on 21 July 1969.<p><i>That's 45 years ago.</i><p>Apollo 11 was launched on 16 July atop a …

Buzz Aldrin's one-way trip to Mars

<b>A review of the best commentary on and around the world...</b><p>Today's must-read<p>Neil Armstrong's "one small step" onto the moon 45 years ago Sunday was a landmark achievement for humankind, says astronaut Buzz Aldrin. Now, asserts the man who followed Armstrong onto the lunar surface, "more steps are …

Legacies of Apollo 11 live on 45 years later

It was one of the most profound moments in world history, as American astronaut Neil Armstrong's foot touched the surface of the moon and he delivered the now-iconic proclamation: "One small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind."<p>On July 20, 1969, half a billion people across the globe held …

Apollo 11 Moon Landing Pictures: 45 Amazing Photos, 45 Years On

Apollo 11 landed on the Moon 45 years ago this weekend - but it's sometimes all to easy to forget that this amazing thing actually happened.<p>And yes, …

July 20, 1969: One Giant Leap For Mankind

At 10:56 p.m. EDT Neil Armstrong is ready to plant the first human foot on another world. With more than half a billion people watching on …

Apollo 11 Plus 45: How Neil Armstrong Saved the Day on the Moon

Space<p>Thirteen hundred feet above the moon's surface, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin began their final descent in the Eagle lunar module. It was 4:15 p.m. Eastern time, 45 years ago today.<p>Transparent flames gushed downward as the Eagle slowed. Neil had flown his mission right along the edge of the …

Witness: Teen's plane didn't show obvious distress

PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) — A man who saw a plane flown by an Indiana teen who was killed during an around-the-world flight attempt says the …

Israeli soldiers kill three Palestinian demonstrators in West Bank protest

Israeli soldiers have shot and killed three Palestinian protesters and wounded about 100 on Thursday in confrontations with several thousand people demonstrating in the occupied West Bank against a 17-day-old Israeli offensive in Gaza, Palestinian medical officials said.<p>AFP reported that one of …

Palestinians say they were waiting to evacuate when UN shelter was hit

It was supposed to be a place of refuge from a devastating war.<p>Hundreds of people were crammed into a United Nations-run elementary school in the northern Gaza Strip on Thursday when the converted shelter was hit by a series of explosions. At least 15 people were killed and more than 120 injured, …

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MH17: Russia accuses US of fabricating evidence

Russia's deputy defence minister says US evidence 'mostly cited social networks' and did not correspond to reality<p>Russia suggested on Thursday that the United States was trying to fabricate evidence that separatists in eastern Ukraine shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17.<p>Anatoly Antonov, deputy …

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MH17 disaster: few hard facts so far | DW | 24.07.2014

The July 17 incident saw Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash in eastern Ukraine, the area controlled by pro-Russian separatist forces. The plane had …

Shooter Kills 1 at Pennsylvania Hospital

A shooter opened fire in the psychiatric unit of Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby, Pennsylvania on Thursday, killing one female employee and …

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Russian military fires artillery into eastern Ukraine

The Russian military fired artillery rounds into eastern Ukraine on Thursday, a "clear escalation" of hostilities there, Army Col. Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman, said.<p>Russia has about 12,000 troops on the border with Ukraine, Warren said. Russian tanks, artillery and rocket launchers have …

Air Algerie Crash? Airport Official Says Missing Plane Has Gone Down Over Mali

Wreckage from an Air Algerie plane that went missing over northern Mali on Thursday was found near the border Mali-Burkina Faso border.<p>Burkina Faso presidential aide Gen. Gilbert Diendere told the Associated Press the remains of the plane were found about 31 miles from the Burkina Faso-Mali …

Ukraine conflict: Russia charges pilot over deaths

<b>Russia has charged a female Ukrainian army pilot with complicity in the murder of two Russian journalists.</b><p>Nadiya Savchenko, 33, was reportedly fighting in a volunteer battalion against pro-Russian separatists near Luhansk in east Ukraine.<p>Last month she took part in an attack on a rebel checkpoint …

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Seventeen years after taking back control of Hong Kong, China faced the biggest challenge to its authority on Tuesday, as tens of thousands of residents joined a march to push for democracy.<p>Anger at the central government has never been greater after Beijing warned recently it holds the ultimate …

Ukraine Forces Attack Rebel Positions After Ceasefire Ends

By Richard Balmforth and Natalia Zinets<p>KIEV, July 1 (Reuters) - Ukrainian forces struck at pro-Russian separatist bases in eastern regions with air and artillery strikes on Tuesday after President Petro Poroshenko announced he would not renew a ceasefire but go on the offensive to rid Ukraine of …

Israeli PM: 'Moral gulf' between us, enemy

Mourning three Israeli teenagers at their funeral Tuesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised his nation will avenge their deaths at "the hands of evil men" and show its strength in the process.<p>"Throughout the history of our people, we have proved time and again -- in view of the …

Heil Hipster: The Young Neo-Nazis Trying to Put a Stylish Face on Hate

It’s a rainy Sunday evening in May, in the town of Weiden, in northeastern Bavaria, and Patrick Schroeder, whom the German press has dubbed the …

The Freedivers Who Eavesdrop on Whales

I’m in the passenger seat of a white van, on a dusty, potholed road somewhere along the northeastern coast of Sri Lanka. It’s 9:00 p.m. and the stars are out. “Is this the right way?” I ask our driver.<p>He’s a local named Bobby; that isn’t his real name, but that’s what he wants me to call him. Bobby …

Aereo loses copyright fight at Supreme Court

The Supreme Court ruled Internet streaming service Aereo illegal Wednesday, handing traditional broadcasters a resounding victory against an upstart that threatened to upend their business model.<p>In a 6-3 decision, the high court ruled that Aereo is infringing broadcasters’ copyright when it picks …

Obama seeks $500M to train, equip Syrian rebels