Monday, July 20, 2009

Apollo astronauts look ahead ... to Mars?

The astronauts who first landed on the moon aren't dwelling on their small lunar steps. Instead, two of them on Sunday urged mankind to take a giant leap to Mars.

In one of their few joint public appearances, the crew of Apollo 11 spoke on the eve of the 40th anniversary of man's first landing on the moon, but didn't get soggy with nostalgia. They preferred to talk about the future and the more distant past.

Click here to read the rest of this story.

Save the Children Opens 'Idol Gives Back' Preschool Playgrounds in Mozambique

"For the first time, thousands of Mozambican preschoolers will soon experience the thrill of climbing a jungle gym, riding a seesaw and swinging in a tire thanks to Idol Gives Back viewers. The global humanitarian organization Save the Children today announced the opening of Idol Gives Back playgrounds in rural communities of Mozambique."

Click here for more information about this dramatic change in children's lives.

FAQ: Making Sense of Health Care Reform

"Congressional committees are working hard on President Barack Obama's top domestic goal: passing health care reform. It's the most significant effort to enact health reform in many years.

Here's a rundown of some of the issues being discussed and what they may mean to you:"

Read more here.