Andrew Chaikin

13 MORE Things That Saved Apollo 13, part 9: Avoiding Gimbal Lock

It was an unlikely case, having an Apollo command ship disabled thousands of miles from Earth. But during the Apollo…

6 years ago

3-D Views of Humanity’s First Spacewalk, 50 Years Ago Today

On March 18, 1965 Soviet cosmonaut Alexei Leonov made the first spacewalk in history, floating outside his Voskhod 2 capsule.…

6 years ago

The Night Mars Was Closest to Earth

Editor's note: On August 27, 2003 Mars was closer to Earth than at any time in human history. Author Andrew…

6 years ago

Video: Carolyn Porco Discusses Her Life at Saturn

Space historian Andrew Chaikin sat down with planetary scientist Carolyn Porco, and she discusses how her career has ended up…

7 years ago

See the Apollo 8 “Earthrise” in a Whole New Way

One of the most famous images from the history of spaceflight is the picture taken by the crew of Apollo…

7 years ago

Neil Armstrong Didn’t Lie About First Words on the Moon, Historian Says

A small controversy has erupted over Neil Armstrong’s first words as he stepped on the Moon’s surface and how he…

8 years ago

Apollo’s Final Footsteps, 40 years later

Will there come a time when we on Earth can look up at the Moon and know that people are…

8 years ago

40 Years After Apollo, the Moon Still Beckons

40 years ago this week, the final Apollo mission, Apollo 17, launched to the Moon. In this new video produced…

8 years ago

A Call to Action: We Must Explore

Our friend Andrew Chaikin is passionate about space exploration and like many, is concerned about the budget cuts that threaten…

8 years ago

Was the Apollo Program an Anomaly?

[/caption] How often have you heard (or thought) the sentiment that all NASA really needs is a President who will…

10 years ago