Neil Armstrong was inspired by curiosity and a love of the unknown.
Neil Armstrong (Creative Commons).
Armstrong's family said he died following complications from recent heart operations.
The next step in exploring Mars, the rover named Curiosity has safely landed.
Curiosity landed on Mars on Aug. 5. (Los Alamos National Laboratory/Creative Commons)
One image shows Curiosity dangling from a parachute before touchdown.
Celebration in Pasadena and across the nation. Now, the rover will have the opportunity to explore Mars for signs of life.
The rover is scheduled to land on Mars Sunday night.
(D Services, Creative Commons)
A distinguished astronaut, woman and role model deserves our thanks.
Sally Ride was the first U.S. woman launched into space. (Wikimedia Commons)
The space pioneer died after a 17-month battle with pancreatic cancer.
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