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American Firsts in Space

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JFK on First American to Orbit Earth
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On February 20, 1962, Lt. Col. John H. Glenn Jr. became the first American astronaut to orbit Earth. In this brief audio clip, President John F. Kennedy tells the nation that America has reached a new ocean in its race to space. (0:29)
July 8, 2012 at 09:11 PM
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Buzz Aldrin on First Moon Landing
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In this video clip, Steve Gillon interviews Buzz Aldrin on the moments before landing on the moon and what it was like being the first humans to land on the moon. (1:12)
July 25, 2012 at 09:32 PM
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Ages: 13 - 18
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First Speech Broadcast by Satellite
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On August 12, 1960, NASA launched the world's first satellite into orbit. A message previously recorded by President Eisenhower was bounced off the Echo 1 and picked up by radio operators across the nation. (1:43)
July 10, 2012 at 01:59 PM
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Difficulty of Landing on the Moon
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In this video clip from Tech Effect, Buzz Aldrin explains the difficulties they had landing on the lunar surface. After being distracted by computer alarms on board, the landing area appeared close to a crater and boulder field. (2:24)
July 26, 2012 at 09:53 AM
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