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US Space Legend John Glenn dead

John Hershel Glenn Jr. (1921-2016) was made history by becoming the first American to orbit the Earth circling it three times. He was an American aviator, engineer, astronaut from Ohio. He was an eminent fighter pilot in World War II and Korea with 5 Distinguished Flying Crosses and 18 clusters. Glenn was part of the ..

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Comedian Ellen DeGeneres receives America’s highest civilian honour

Comedian Ellen DeGeneres was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, which is America’s highest civilian honour. President Obama honoured 21 people with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in the White House including actors, performers, scientists, athletes, among others. The prominent awardees were actors Tom Hanks, Robert De Niro, Robert Redford and Cicely Tyson, musicians Bruce Springsteen and Diana Ross, Philanthropists ..

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Neil Armstrong, the first man to land on Moon passes away

Neil Armstrong, the first human being to walk on the moon passed away. He was the commander of the NASA’s Apollo 11 space flight on July 20, 1969. Armstrong’s second and last spaceflight was as mission commander of the Apollo 11 moon landing mission on July 20, 1969. On this mission, Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin descended to the lunar surface ..

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