Menu

Neil Armstrong, Other Astronauts Learned Star Navigation at UNC

Monday, September 03, 2012

A little more than a week ago, the world lost the first man to set foot on the moon, Neil Armstrong. But what many may not know is that his training at UNC’s Morehead Planetarium may have helped him get there. Director of Morehead Planetarium and Science Center Todd Boyette says 62 of the first 63 NASA astronauts came to UNC to learn celestial navigation. (Chapelboro.com)

Related: ,

Recent Campus Connections Articles:

Upscale nightclub replaces Players on Franklin Street

Carolina for the Kids dances its way to fundraising record

Friend convicted in murder of UNC grad

Chapel Hill recalls its role in space race

Stuart Scott on love, values and a life well lived

National Geographic: Chapel Hill's one of 'Four Slam-Dunk College Towns'

UNC researchers collaborate to develop 3-D printing technology

UNC alum, NC Botanical Garden artist-in-residence Patrick Dougherty featured on 'CBS Sunday Morning'