Apollo 13

Historic Human Spaceflight Facility at Kennedy Renamed in Honor of Neil Armstrong – 1st Man on the Moon

by Ken Kremer July 21, 2014

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter 45 years ago on July 20, 1969, NASA astronaut and Apollo 11 Commander Neil Armstrong became the first human being to set foot on another celestial body when he stepped off the Apollo 11 Lunar Module Eagle and onto our Moon’s […]

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

by Elizabeth Howell July 21, 2014

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 traces of the astronauts still visible? The answer is yes! Look at the picture […]

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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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Everyday ‘Astronaut’ Photo Series Goes From Cooking Disaster To Toasting Apollo 13

by Elizabeth Howell May 28, 2014

What’s an everyday astronaut to do when it’s not his turn to take a mission to space? Well, the same things as the rest of us — brush teeth, do a little cooking — but wearing a (pretend) spacesuit, just in case. At least, that’s the vision of photographer Tim Dodd, who posted a series […]

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This Is What Leaving Earth Behind Really Looks Like

by Elizabeth Howell August 5, 2013

Prepare yourself for some goosebumps. The Mercury spacecraft MESSENGER took this series of images of Earth eight years ago today as it swung by the planet (again) en route to its final destination. Few humans have seen the Earth as an entire orb. Only a handful of missions, all in the Apollo era, have ventured […]

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