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The Moon and Me In 1950  ©2017 Bill Murphy

I feel a special attachment to the moon, one that goes way back into childhood, and continues to this day. 494 more words

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“Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the Moon.July 1969 AD.We came in peace for all mankind.”-Neil Armstrong

'Hidden Figures' Inspiration Katherine Johnson Will Deliver Hampton University Commencement Address in May

article by Danielle Kwateng-Clark via essence.com

Hampton University is welcoming a living legend for their 147th Commencement this May. The historically Black university announced that… 87 more words

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'Hidden Figures' Physicist Katherine Johnson Will Deliver Hampton University Commencement Address

[caption id="attachment_196645" align="aligncenter" width="750"] Portrait of Katherine Johnson, a female physicist and scientist for NASA/NACA, 1955. Image courtesy NASA. (Photo via Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images).[/caption]
The living legend will speak to graduates at the historically Black college.
Hampton University is welcoming a living legend for their 147th Commencement this May. The historically Black university announced that Katherine G. Johnson, the physicist and mathematician who worked for NASA and was an inspiration behind Hidden Figures, would join them as their commencement speaker this year. RELATED: 'Hidden Figures' Author Gets Two-Book Deal "As an African-American woman, job options were limited —but she was eventually hired as one of several female mathematicians for the agency that would become NASA," President Barack Obama said during her Presidential Medal of Freedom honor.
"Katherine calculated the flight path for America’s first mission in space, and the path that put Neil Armstrong on the moon.  She was even asked to double-check the computer’s math on John Glenn’s orbit around the Earth... In her 33 years at NASA, Katherine was a pioneer who broke the barriers of race and gender, showing generations of young people that everyone can excel in math and science, and reach for the stars." RELATED: The Real Katherine Johnson Joined 'Hidden Figures' Cast On The Oscars Stage For An Unforgettable Moment Subscribe to our daily newsletter for the latest in hair, beauty, style and celebrity news. Johnson has honorary doctorates from Old Dominion University, Capitol College and SUNY Farmingdale —and was named  "Outstanding Alumnus of the Year" by West Virginia State College. Hampton University’s 147th Commencement ceremony will be held on May 14, 2017 at 10 a.m ET.

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When I was at school we had – of all things – an observatory tacked on to the end of the school buildings kitted out with a big telescope with a mechanical timing mechanism which enabled you to track the moon and stars without losing them because of the earth’s movement while you were sat at the telescope watching things. 210 more words

Christopher Macgowan

Research: turns out Neil Armstrong converting to Islam because the sounds on the moon sounded like the call to prayer isn’t true. This doesn’t change the fact that when I look at the moon or hear adhan I will still think of the other.

FAMOUS PEOPLE AND THEIR FAMOUS UNPUBLISHED QUOTES

NASA Newly released transcript from the Apollo moon landing July 11 1969 Neil Armstrong has  just set foot on the moon for mankind the first time ever He takes a few steps looks around and says (now listen closely) “Where the hell is everybody anyway “

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“I believe every human has a finite number of heartbeats. I don’t intend to waste any of mine.” Neil Armstrong

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