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Next Launch ORB-3 on a Antares rocket from Wallops Island, VA
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21 Oct 14 2:29:00 GMT
20 Oct 14 22:29:00 EDT

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Commentary: Forty-Five Years After Apollo 11—An Inspiration For the Future, or Just Another Anniversary? (Part 2)

New York City welcomes the crew of Apollo 11 during a ticker tape parade in August 1969, a couple of weeks after the astronauts’ return to Earth. In the aftermath of Apollo 11’s landing on the Moon, public interest toward the space program waned and quickly evaporated. Image Credit: NASA

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Visions Of A Better NASA

Credit: Office of Rep. Frank Wolf

If you were able to go back in time and ask Americans during the Mercury, Gemini, or Apollo era what the goal of the nation’s space program was, the answer would be far clearer than that one would receive from the present-day. So while Americans proudly admired the [...]