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What Does The Apollo 11 Moon Landing Site Look Like Today?

by Elizabeth Howell July 21, 2014

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter Forty-five years ago yesterday, the Sea of Tranquility saw a brief flurry of activity when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin dared to disturb the ancient lunar dust. Now the site has lain quiet, untouched, for almost half a century. Are any […]

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Watch All The Apollo Saturn V Rockets Blast Off At The Same Time

by Elizabeth Howell May 30, 2014

Editor’s note: We posted this yesterday only to find that the original video we used had been pulled. Now, we’ve reposted the article with a new and improved version of the video, thanks to Spacecraft Films. To the moon! The goal people most remember from the Apollo program was setting foot on the surface of […]

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Astronaut Does A ‘Moon’ Walk In The Sea. Better Yet, It’s Just One Of Many Recent Underwater Missions

by Elizabeth Howell September 11, 2013

The black-and-white tones of this photo evoke a famous Moon walk of 1969, but in reality it was taken in Mediterranean waters just a few days ago. For the “Apollo 11 Under The Sea” project, European Space Agency astronaut Jean-François Clervoy (pictured above) and ESA astronaut instructor Hervé Stevenin took on the roles of Neil Armstrong and […]

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This Day in Space History: Apollo 12 and SCE to AUX

by Nancy Atkinson November 14, 2012

43 years ago today, on November 14, 1969, Apollo 12 successfully launched to the Moon. But it wasn’t without a little drama. The weather that day at Cape Canaveral in Florida was overcast with light rain and winds, but at 11:22 am EST, the spacecraft, carrying astronauts Pete Conrad, Dick Gordon, and Alan Bean, blasted […]

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Best Views Yet of Historic Apollo Landing Sites

by Jason Major March 7, 2012

Just over 42 years after Neil and Buzz became the first humans to experience the “stark beauty” of the lunar surface, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter captured the remnants of their visit in the image above, acquired Nov. 5, 2011 from an altitude of only 15 miles (24 km). This is the highest-resolution view yet of […]

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