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  • 1. Famous Astronomers and AstronautsBy: David Heinen

2. John Herschel Glenn, Jr.

  • Born July 18, 1921 in Cambridge Ohio .
  • Attended Muskingum College.

3. John Herschel Glenn, Jr.

  • Was the first American to orbit the Earth
  • TheNASA John H. Glenn Research Center at Lewis FieldinCleveland ,Ohiois named after him.

4. Neil Armstrong

  • Neil Alden Armstrong was born on August 5,1930 in Wapakoneta, Ohio.
  • He got a degree in aeronauti cal engineeringfrom Purdue University.

5. Neil Armstrong

  • On July 20, 1969 Mr. Armstrong and fellow astronaut Edwin Aldrin successfully touched down on the moon.
  • He and Aldrin explored the Moon's surface for 2 hours and 30 minutes.

6. Buzz Aldrin

  • Was born July 18th 1921
  • Once hated homework but he loved football but his dad intervened and he gave up football.
  • In the early 1960s was when he started his job with NASA as they selected him to be one of the early astronauts

7. Buzz Aldrin

  • One of the first people on the moon.

8. James Lovell

  • James Arthur Lovell, Jr. was born on March 25, 1928.
  • Is a NASA astronaut who flew on two Gemini missions (Gemini 7 and Gemini 12) orbiting the Earth and also two Apollo trips on which he circled the moon.

9. Halton Christian Arp

  • An American Astronomer.
  • Arp was born in New York and educated at Harvard and the California Institute of Technology
  • Arp has attempted to relate the listings of galaxies to radio sources

10. Nicholas Copernicus

  • Nicholas Copernicus (1473 -1543) was a Polish astronomer, well known for his Copernican theory.
  • His theory stated that sun rest near the center of the universe, and the earth, which spun daily on its axis, revolved annually around the sun.

11. Kathryn Thornton

  • Kathryn Thornton was born in Montgomery, Alabama.
  • She received a bachelor's in physics from Auburn University in 1974.
  • Completing her training in 1985, Thornton has spent over 593 hours in space, including 21 hours of spacewalks.

12. Eugene Cernan

  • Captain Eugene Cernan was one of the fourteen astronauts selected by NASA in October 1963.
  • He occupied the pilot seat alongside of command pilot Tom Stafford on the Gemini XI mission