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Michael Collins (astronaut)
Michael Collins (October 31, 1930 – April 28, 2021) was an American astronaut who flew the Apollo 11 Command Module Columbia, command module ''Columbia'' around the Moon in 1969 while his crewmates, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, made the first crewed landing on the Moon's surface, surface. He was also a test pilot and Major general (United States), major general in the United States Air Force Reserve, U.S. Air Force Reserves. Born in Rome, Kingdom of Italy, Collins graduated in the class of 1952 from the United States Military Academy. He joined the United States Air Force, and flew North American F-86 Sabre, F-86 Sabre fighters at Chambley-Bussières Air Base, France. He was accepted into the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School, U.S. Air Force Experimental Flight Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base in 1960, also graduating from the Aerospace Research Pilot School (Class III). Selected as part of NASA's Astronaut Group 3, third group of 14 astronauts in 1963, Collins ...
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Assistant Secretary Of State For Public Affairs
The Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs is the head of the Bureau of Public Affairs The Bureau of Public Affairs (PA) is the part of the United States Department of State The United States Department of State (DOS), or State Department, is an executive department of the U.S. federal government responsible for the nation ... within the United States Department of State The United States Department of State (DOS), or State Department, is an executive department The United States federal executive departments are the principal units of the Federal government of the United States, executive branch of the fede .... The Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs reports to the Secretary of State and the Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Under may refer to: * "Under" (Alex Hepburn song), 2013 * "Under" (Pleasure P song), 2009 *Bülent Ünder Bülent Ünder (born 16 April 1949) is a Turkish former professional associatio ...
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Distinguished Flying Cross (United States)
The Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) is a Awards and decorations of the United States Armed Forces, military decoration of the United States Armed Forces. The medal was established on July 2, 1926, and is currently awarded to any persons who, after April 6, 1917, distinguish themselves by single acts of heroism or extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight. Both heroism and extraordinary achievement are entirely distinctive, involving operations that are not routine. The medal may be awarded to friendly foreign military members in ranks equivalent to U.S. Pay Grade of O-6 and below, in actual combat in support operations. History The first award of the Distinguished Flying Cross was made by President Calvin Coolidge on May 2, 1927, to ten aviators of the United States Army Air Corps, U.S. Army Air Corps who had participated in the Army Pan American Flight which took place from December 21, 1926, to May 2, 1927. Two of the airmen died in a mid-air collision tr ...
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Command Module Columbia
Command module ''Columbia'' (CM-107) is the spacecraft that served as the command module during Apollo 11 Apollo 11 was the spaceflight Spaceflight (or space flight) is an application of astronautics to fly spacecraft into or through outer space, either human spaceflight, with or uncrewed spaceflight, without humans on board. Most spacefli ..., which was the first mission to land humans on the Moon The Moon is Earth's only natural satellite. At about one-quarter the diameter of Earth (comparable to the width of Australia (continent), Australia), it is the largest natural satellite in the Solar System relative to the size of its plane .... ''Columbia'' is the only spacecraft of the Apollo 11 mission that returned to Earth Earth is the third planet from the Sun and the only astronomical object known to harbour and support life. 29.2% of Earth's surface is land consisting of continents and islands. The remaining 70.8% is Water distribution on Earth ...
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Astronaut
An astronaut (from the Greek "astron" (ἄστρον), meaning "star", and "nautes" (ναύτης), meaning "sailor") is a person trained, equipped, and deployed by a human spaceflight program to serve as a commander or crew member aboard a spacecraft File:Space Shuttle Columbia launching.jpg, 275px, The US Space Shuttle flew 135 times from 1981 to 2011, supporting Spacelab, ''Mir'', the Hubble Space Telescope, and the ISS. (''Columbia'' STS-1, maiden launch, which had a white external tank, .... Although generally reserved for professional space travelers, the terms are sometimes applied to anyone who travels into space, including scientists, politicians, journalists and tourists at the archaeological site of Chichén Itza. in Vienna. Tourism is travel for pleasure or business; also the theory and practice of touring (other), touring, the business of attracting, accommodating, and entertaining tourists, and th .... "Astronaut" technically applies to all hu ...
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Apollo 11 Insignia
Apollo, grc, Ἀπόλλωνος, ''Apóllōnos'', label=genitive , ; , grc-dor, Ἀπέλλων, ''Apéllōn'', ; grc, Ἀπείλων, ''Apeílōn'', label=Arcadocypriot Greek, ; grc-aeo, Ἄπλουν, ''Áploun'', la, Apollō, la, Apollinis, label=genitive , ; , is one of the Twelve Olympians, Olympian deities in Ancient Greek religion, classical Greek and Ancient Roman religion, Roman religion and Greek mythology, Greek and Roman mythology. The national divinity of the Greeks, Apollo has been recognized as a god of archery, music and dance, truth and prophecy, healing and diseases, the Sun and light, poetry, and more. One of the most important and complex of the Greek gods, he is the son of Zeus and Leto, and the twin brother of Artemis, goddess of the hunt. Seen as the most beautiful god and the ideal of the ''kouros'' (ephebe, or a beardless, athletic youth), Apollo is considered to be the most Greek of all the gods. Apollo is known in Greek-influenced Et ...
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Gemini 10 Insignia
Gemini may refer to: Space * Gemini (constellation) Gemini is one of the constellation A constellation is an area on the celestial sphere in which a group of visible stars forms a perceived outline or pattern, typically representing an animal, mythological person or creature, or an inanima ..., one of the constellations of the zodiac ** Gemini in Chinese astronomyThe modern constellation Gemini (constellation), Gemini lies across two of the quadrants, symbolized by the White Tiger (Chinese constellation), White Tiger of the West (西方白虎, ''Xī Fāng Bái Hǔ'') and the Vermilion Bird (Chinese constellat ... * Project Gemini Project Gemini () was NASA's second human spaceflight program. Conducted between projects Project Mercury, Mercury and Apollo program, Apollo, Gemini started in 1961 and concluded in 1966. The Gemini spacecraft carried a two-astronaut crew. Ten ..., the second U.S. crewed spaceflight program * Gemini Observatory The Gemini Observatory is ...
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