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Survery Revealed Canadians’ Thoughts On Apollo 11 Mission And Future Of Space Exploration

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July 20th was a day of grand celebrations as it was the 50th anniversary of the historic first space mission, Apollo 11, that landed humans on the Moon.Everyone celebrated in their own way.
'July 20th was a day of grand celebrations as it was the 50th anniversary of the historic first space mission, Apollo 11, that landed humans on the Moon.Everyone celebrated in their own way.NASA, for example, commemorated the occasion with programs, exhibits, documentaries on NASA TV and events, which started on July 16th and will end on July 23rd.Google collaborated with Michael Collins, the astronaut who navigated the command module to the Moon and celebrated with a video in which Collins chronicles the sequence of events from his point of view while astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin set the first steps on the moon.Canada has honored the historic moment with several museum exhibits.And these are only some of the examples.On the occasion of the 50th anniversary, the Canadians were asked about the mission that took place half a century ago and how they see the future of space exploration.The survey was conducted by DART&MARU/Blue and had recorded Canadians’ answers.Canadians’ thoughts on the Apollo 11 mission and future space exploration As it turns out, more than three-quarters of Canadians (80%) are honored by the role their country had in space exploration.About 73% of Canadians are convinced that thanks to all the information space agencies obtained during the space mission and their taking part in the space missions, Canada was able to make technological advancements.Their astronauts had motivated more than half of the Canadian residents.When it comes to the future of space exploration of their country, the opinions are divided.More than half of them (68%) believe that the Federal Government should fund the Canadian Space Agency to continue to make efforts to make advancements in this field, while others believe the CAS should no longer be supported by the Government, the latter having to turn its attention to more paramount matters.Here are the top three priorities of the Canadian Space Agency, according to Canadians: Feasible technologies in case of catastrophes Implementing telecommunications to protect and keep safe Canada’s residents Precise monitoring of weather and climate Around 1,500 adult Canadians participated in the survey. . The post Survery Revealed Canadians’ Thoughts On Apollo 11 Mission And Future Of Space Exploration appeared first on Advocator .'

Inside Earth’s largest collection of moon rocks

Space Barrie 360

Fifty years ago, Apollo 11 blasted off for the moon.
'Fifty years ago,  Apollo 11 blasted off for the moon . Over the course of the Apollo program, a dozen astronauts made the 240,000-mile journey to the moon’s surface, scooping up hundreds of pounds of rocks and soil. “CBS This Morning” got a rare glimpse inside the LunarSample Laboratory: the secure, windowless facility at NASA’s Johnson SpaceCenter in Houston that houses 80% of the lunar samples brought back.Inside thelaboratory, white anti-contamination jumpsuits are a must. “This is by far the largest collection anywhere in theworld,” said Ryan Ziegler, NASA’s Apollo sample curator.During the six Apollo missions that landed men on the moon,astronauts collected 842 pounds of lunar rock and soil.NASA’s collectionincludes what may be the oldest rock from the moon — the rock is 4.4 billionyears old, and the moon might only be 4.4 billion years old.It also features the last sample collected on the Apollo 11 mission. “Neil Armstrong decided that the rock box with the samples looked empty,” Ziegler said, “so he shoveled four or five shovelfuls of dirt into the rock box.” Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong works at the Lunar Module Ziegler said that the soil is “probably the most valuablesample” that Apollo 11 brought back. “If I could pick one sample fromApollo 11, this is it,” he said.Nitrogen pumped into stainless steel cabinets preserves therocks inside, and for someone with training and three sets of gloves, it’s ahands-on collection.   “It never stops being fun — it’samazing,” Ziegler said. “Every day I come into the lab is just likethe first day.” Many of the rocks have stories — like the largest rock collected during the Apollo missions, which Apollo 16 astronaut Charlie Duke had to roll up the side of his spacesuit because it was so heavy.Astronaut Charles M.Duke Jr., Apollo 16 Lunar Module pilot, is photographed collecting lunar samples – NASA “Working against that suit was demanding,” said Duke,now 83. “So after eight hours in that suit you were really tired.Yousqueeze in the gloves and… in and out of the car trying to bend over.And so itwas exhausting.” Ziegler said it was worth the effort. “It turned outto be a really important sample,” he said.The samples revealed secrets,leading scientists to believe that a Mars-sized planet collided with Earth andexploded a ring of debris that formed the moon about 4.5 billion years ago.Andin one cabinet, there are the final six pristine moon samples, still unsealedand unstudied.NASA will soon open three of them, saving the rest for the nextgeneration of researchers. “The moon rocks taught us about the entire solarsystem,” Ziegler said. “Arguably the most important geological find ever?”asked CBS News correspondent Mark Strassmann. “I’m sure there are people would argue with that,” Ziegler said. “But I think they would lose.” banner image – Apollo 12 moon rock – NASA . The post Inside Earth’s largest collection of moon rocks appeared first on Barrie 360 .'

Explore Canada's connections to the Apollo moon landings

Space canada.com

As much as the Apollo mission to put the first man on the moon was an American undertaking, it was a monumental event that captured the imagination of people of all nationalities and continues to do so today. Canadians can commemorate the 50th
'As much as the Apollo mission to put the first man on the moon was an American undertaking, it was a monumental event that captured the imagination of people of all nationalities and continues to do so today. Read More'