- Jul 12, 2020
Gene Kranz, NASA flight director during the 1969 landing of the first man on the moon, spoke about faith and family to more than 1,000 attending the Galveston Houston Archdiocesan Prayer Breakfast July 30.
Jesuit Father Pedro Cartaya remembers shaking hands with astronaut Neil Armstrong.
The NASA astronauts didn’t know it, but WHAS radio technician Larry Baysinger and his journalist friend Glenn Rutherford had tapped the frequency of the 12-watt radios — walkie talkie-type communicators — used by Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin and Armstrong on the moon’s surface.
Jim O’Leary has spent the past 44 years looking up into the heavens — a space-age kid who grew up watching astronauts rocketing into the great beyond.
Astronauts and astronomers discuss their emotions about their work 50 years after the first moon landing.
In a live link from the Vatican, Pope Francis told the six astronauts on the International Space Station – which he called a “little glass palace” – that they are an example of international cooperation. The astronauts are from the United States, Russia, and Italy.