Apollo

45 Years Ago Today: Relive the Historic Apollo 11 Launch

by Nancy Atkinson July 16, 2014

45 years ago today — on July 16th, 1969 — the Apollo 11 crew left Earth for the first human mission to land on the Moon. Launching on at Saturn V rocket from Cape Kennedy, the mission sent Commander Neil Armstrong, Command Module Pilot Michael Collins and Lunar Module Pilot Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin into an […]

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Buzz Aldrin Wants to Know: Where Were You When Apollo 11 Landed on the Moon?

by Nancy Atkinson July 7, 2014

If you are 45 years or older, chances are you know where you were and what you were doing on July 20th, 1969 when Apollo 11 landed on the Moon. Apollo 11 lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin says that when he travels around the world, people always want to tell him their stories from that […]

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Watch the Trailer for “The Last Man on the Moon”

by Jason Major May 20, 2014

On December 14, 1972, at about 5:40 a.m. GMT, Apollo 17 astronaut Eugene Andrew “Gene” Cernan returned to the lunar module Challenger after the end of the third mission EVA to join Harrison “Jack” Schmitt, completing nearly two and a half days of surface operations within the Taurus-Littrow site and officially becoming the last human to […]

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Imagine What Could Be Done With a “Penny4NASA”

by Jason Major April 25, 2014

If you’re reading this then you’re probably a big fan of space exploration. And while on one hand you could say that we are now living in a “golden age” of exploration, what with the ongoing missions there are around the Solar System and the new discoveries being made on an almost weekly basis about […]

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LADEE Sees Zodiacal Light before Crashing into Moon, but Apollo Mystery Remains

by Bob King April 24, 2014

NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) literally ‘saw the light’ just days before crashing into the lunar farside last Thursday April 17. Skimming just a few kilometers above the moon’s surface, mission controllers took advantage of this unique low angle to gaze out over the moon’s horizon in complete darkness much like the Apollo astronauts did from lunar […]

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