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When Will Space Flight Be As Safe as Air Flight?

USC Viterbi adjunct professor and rocket scientist, Michael Kezirian, makes a case for why advancing space safety measures advances space exploration. Michael Kezirian, adjunct professor of astronautics practice at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, was just a toddler when astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon in July 1969. Kezirian’s earliest…

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1969 Moon Landing

On July 20, 1969, American astronauts Neil Armstrong (1930-2012) and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin (1930-) became the first humans ever to land on the moon. About six-and-a-half hours later, Armstrong became the first person to walk on the moon. As he took his first step, Armstrong famously said, “That’s one small step for man, one giant…

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The History Of Space Exploration

During the time that has passed since the launching of the first artificial satellite in 1957, astronauts have traveled to the moon, probes have explored the solar system, and instruments in space have discovered thousands of planets around other stars. We human beings have been venturing into space since October 4, 1957, when the Union…

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