There have been six successful missions to put people on Earth’s moon between 1969 and 1972. A total of 12 astronauts have explored its surface. No one has been on the moon since December 14, 1972.
The U.S. space exploration program helped create the TV satellite dish, MRIs, vision screening computer systems, ear thermometers, firefighter suits made of fire-resistant fabrics, smoke detectors, cordless tools, shock absorbing helmets, invisible braces for teeth, joystick controllers, and much more.
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Michael Benson, art author, artist, and award-winning filmmaker, has conducted extensive research in Kubrick’s and Clarke’s archives. He has had the cooperation of Kubrick’s widow, Christiane, and interviewed most of the key people still alive who worked on the film. Drawing also from other unpublished interviews, Space Odyssey provides a 360-degree view of the film from its genesis to its legacy, including many previously untold stories. And it features dozens of photos from the making of the film, most never published until now. Space Odyssey is the definitive account of the making of a masterpiece.
The man in the moon, as he sails through the sky, is a very remarkable skipper. But, he made a mistake when he tried to take a drink of milk from the Dipper. He dipped it into the Milky Way, and slowly and carefully filled it; The Big Bear growled and the Little Bear howled; and scared him so that he spilled it! ~Anonymous
A Universe of Stories is our summer reading theme this year. Enjoy this classic audio-book by H.G. Wells, and post your comments to our Grand Valley Public Library Facebook page.
The NASA app is free of charge and can be downloaded to your mobile device. Some of its features include:
- Experience latest NASA events unfolding in real-time on NASA TV
- Live views of the earth from the High Definition Earth Viewing (HDEV) experiment on the ISS
- See the latest NASA photos, videos and feature stories
- Save images to your mobile device
- Get information about all of NASA’s current missions
- Get the latest launch information & view countdown clocks
- Track the location of the International Space Station and other NASA Earth orbiting satellites