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Apollo 11 astronaut returns to launch pad 50 years later

Jul. 16, 2019 11:02 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins returned Tuesday to the exact spot where he flew to the moon 50 years ago with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. Collins had the spotlight to himself this time — Armstrong has been gone for seven years and Aldrin canceled. Collins said he...

The Latest: Apollo 11 astronaut returns to launch pad

Jul. 16, 2019 4:19 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing (all times local): 1:30 p.m. The Orlando Sentinel commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch by republishing its front page from 1969 and writing minute-by-minute accounts of launch day. The headline...

Hometown hero lauded for historic Apollo 14 mission

Jul. 16, 2019 9:40 AM EDT

DERRY, N.H. (AP) — Where were we, and what were we doing in the summer of 1969? Were we moving along in a job, raising a family, attending school, or just enjoying our childhood in a small-town neighborhood? Most of us were doing at least some of these things. It's likely all of us, though, took time to...

10 Things to Know for Today

Jul. 16, 2019 6:22 AM EDT

Your daily look at late breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. TARGETED LAWMAKERS FIGHT BACK Four Democratic congresswomen of color fire back at Trump for tweets widely denounced as racist, condemning what they call "xenophobic bigoted remarks" and renewing calls for...

Apollo 11 moon landing had thousands working behind scenes

Jul. 15, 2019 10:44 AM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — It took 400,000 people to put Apollo 11's Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the moon a half-century ago. That massive workforce stretched across the U.S. and included engineers, scientists, mechanics, technicians, pilots, divers, seamstresses, secretaries and more who worked...

Correction: Moon Landing-Movies story

Jul. 13, 2019 12:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story July 12 about moon-landing movies, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of the filmmaker behind the "Apollo 11" documentary. He is Todd Douglas Miller, not Todd Michael Douglas. A corrected version of the story is below: The moon landing was a giant leap for movies,...

Apollo 11's 'amiable strangers' Armstrong, Aldrin, Collins

Jul. 13, 2019 12:32 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Mission commander Neil Armstrong was the flying ace, Buzz Aldrin the scholar. Michael Collins was a crack test pilot, too, but also a wordsmith who described the trio as "amiable strangers." Apollo 11's astronauts had six months to gel as a crew and prepare for humanity's...

Apollo 11 at 50: Celebrating first steps on another world

Jul. 13, 2019 7:26 AM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A half-century ago, in the middle of a mean year of war, famine, violence in the streets and the widening of the generation gap, men from planet Earth stepped onto another world for the first time, uniting people around the globe in a way not seen before or since. Hundreds of...

Armstrong, Aldrin were first of 12 men to walk on the moon

Jul. 13, 2019 6:54 AM EDT

During the Apollo space program, 12 men walked on the moon from 1969 to 1972. Neil Armstrong was the first and Gene Cernan was the last to leave the lunar surface. Eight have died. The moonwalkers were: Apollo 11 (1969) — Neil Armstrong. Died in 2012. — Buzz Aldrin Apollo 12...

AP Was There: Man walks on the moon

Jul. 13, 2019 6:51 AM EDT

SPACE CENTER, Houston (AP) — This story was first published after NASA astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon on July 20, 1969. The Associated Press is republishing a version of the story to mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. ___ Two Americans landed on the moon...