Neil Armstrong

  • US: Lost Apollo 11 Moon dust found in dusty storage May 26, 2013

    Washington: Moon dust samples gathered by Neil Armstrong during the Apollo 11 lunar mission have been discovered inside a California lab warehouse after sitting in the dusty storage unnoticed for more than 40 years. Vials of Moon dust brought back to Earth by Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were found last...
  • US astronaut Buzz Aldrin plans human colony on Mars April 7, 2013

    Melbourne: US astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the Moon, has laid out an ambitious plan of setting up a human colony on Mars within the next two decades. The 83yearold astronaut, who joined the late Neil Armstrong for a globally watched and remembered leap on the...
  • 19 people we will miss January 5, 2013

    1. Gore Vidal, 86 An American author, playwright, essayist and an occasional actor, who also aspired to be the President. Few litterateurs have made their presence felt in public life as Vidal. He was witty and acerbic and his penchant for sharp, incisive statements put him at loggerheads with his contemporaries...
  • Elvis Presley tops the list of most forged autographs December 28, 2012

    Los Angeles: Elvis Presley and The Beatles top the list of mostforged celebrity signatures in 2012, with less than half of their autographs for sale certified as genuine, memorabilia authenticators PSA/DNA said on Thursday. The King and The Fab Four British rockers, who topped the list two years ago when it...
  • Neil Armstrong to be buried at sea September 7, 2012

    Washington: US astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, will be buried at sea, family spokesperson Rick Miller said. Miller said on Thursday that no other details on the timing or the location of the burial were available, reported Xinhua. Neil Armstrong died on August 25 at the age of...
  • Rare 'blue moon' on Friday August 30, 2012

    Washington: There's a rare 'blue moon' on Friday, a fitting wink to Neil Armstrong by the cosmic calendar. That's the day of a private service for Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, who died last Saturday in Ohio at age 82. A blue moon occurs when there's a second...
  • When Armstrong apologised to Indira Gandhi August 28, 2012

    London: "I apologise for the inconvenience", US astronaut Neil Armstrong told Indira Gandhi when informed that the Indian Prime Minister had kept awake till 4:30 am to watch him land on the moon on July 20, 1969. This anecdote about the celebrated astronaut, who died two days ago, was recalled here...
  • Bangalore's Armstrong to miss moon man forever August 28, 2012

    Bangalore: July 20, 1969. Ulsoor Corporation Hospital. Antony Dass was waiting anxiously outside the delivery ward. Payyan kolande (you are blessed with a boy), the nurse said. He rushed to meet his wife Kamala and the little fellow. Just then, there was another news that was catching the wavelength over...
  • Key dates in the history of space exploration August 26, 2012

    Washington: A "deeply saddened" US President Barack Obama hailed Neil Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the moon, as one of the greatest American heroes of all times, and said that it was he who taught the enormous power of one small step. Armstrong, the first man to...
  • First man on moon Neil Armstrong dies at 82 August 26, 2012

    Neil Armstrong was born on his grandparents' farm in Ohio in 1930, when air travel was still in its infancy and space travel was the stuff of science fiction. ...
  • US astronaut Neil Armstrong passes away August 26, 2012

    Neil Armstrong's family said that he died of complications after undergoing a heartbypass surgery earlier this month. ...
  • First man on moon Neil Armstrong dies at age 82 August 26, 2012

    Cincinnati: Neil Armstrong was a softspoken engineer who became a global hero when as a steelynerved pilot he made "one giant leap for mankind" with a small step onto the moon. The modest man, who had people on Earth entranced and awed from almost a quartermillion miles away, but credited...
  • Neil Armstrong undergoes heart surgery August 9, 2012

    Columbus: Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, was recovering on Wednesday from heart surgery, days after his 82nd birthday. It wasn't clear where the surgery occurred or where Armstrong was recuperating. A NASA spokesman who talked to Armstrong's wife, Carol, said only that the former astronaut was...
  • Apollo 11 engines found on sea floor March 30, 2012

    Cape Canaveral: Space enthusiast and entrepreneur Jeff Bezos has found the rocket motors used to send the Apollo 11 astronauts to the moon and plans to mount a recovery expedition soon, the Amazon.com CEO and founder reported on a blog post. The five F1 engines were fired up on July 16,...
  • Neil Armstrong urges return to the Moon August 25, 2011

    Sydney: Astronaut Neil Armstrong has urged a return to the Moon to train for missions to Mars as the United States contemplates the future of its space programme following the end of the shuttle era. The first man to walk on the Moon is due to address the US Congress...
  • Footage of man's first steps on the moon restored October 7, 2010

    Australian Geographic Society awards ceremony made history on Wednesday when it publicly screened digitally restored extracts of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon for the first time. ...
  • Giant leap for mankind slows down, others race to moon July 21, 2009

    Forty years ago, USA's space agency NASA put the first man on the surface of the moon. Neil Armstrong delivered words that captivated all mankind. "That's one small step for man, a giant leap for mankind," Armstrong had said. But with a crunch in resources in a downturn economy, NASA...
  • NASA refurbishes video of first moon walk July 17, 2009

    Washington: With the help of Hollywood, those historic, grainy images of the first men on the moon never looked better. NASA unveiled refurbished video on Thursday of the July 20, 1969, moonwalk restored by the same company that sharpened up the movie Casablanca. NASA lost its...