American astronaut Michael Collins, who flew the Apollo 11 command module while his crewmates became the first people to land on the moon on July 20, 1969, died after battling cancer, his family says.
On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 mission commander Neil Armstrong became the first person to step on the lunar surface followed by Buzz Aldrin.
The spacesuit that Apollo 11's Neil Armstrong wore had been out of view and needed to be rehabilitated before it was put on display again at the Air and Space Museum in Washington.
The crew's surviving members, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, are set to reunite at the same launchpad on Tuesday to kick off Apollo 11 festivities.
The $141 million moon mission or Chandrayaan-2 mission, scheduled to touch down on September 6 or 7, will map the moon's surface and search for water.
The Apollo 11 Lunar Module Timeline Book used by US astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to land on the moon in 1969 could fetch up to $9 million, New York auctioneers say
The scientists received a series of anxiously awaited signals from the New Horizons, indicating that the aircraft made a historic flyby of the farthest, and quite possibly the oldest, cosmic body ever explored by humankind.
The music romance "A Star Is Born" earns Bradley Cooper a nod for best actor, Lady Gaga for best actress and Sam Elliott for best supporting actor with its fourth nomination being for the best cast.
After travelling 6 billion kilometres across space over 12 years, Rosetta ends historic mission by crash-landing into the comet it orbited for two years.
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