Apollo 11

Apollo 11 Moon Dust Sells at Auction for a Cool Half Million

A lunar moon dust sample with a strange history made its way to the auction block yesterday.

4 months ago

Remembering NASA Engineer Jerry Woodfill, the Inspiration Behind “13 Things That Saved Apollo 13”

Jerry Woodfill, an engineer who worked diligently behind the scenes during NASA’s Apollo program, has passed away at age 79.…

7 months ago

“Put LUCKY on My Tombstone.” Apollo 11 Astronaut Michael Collins Dies at 90

We bid a reluctant but truly fond farewell today to Michael Collins. The NASA astronaut passed away at the age…

1 year ago

NASA Proposes the Artemis Accords. The New Rules for Lunar Exploration

NASA just released a series of principles designed to foster exploration and cooperation in lunar exploration, called the Artemis Accords.

2 years ago

Here’s a Deepfake of Nixon Giving a Eulogy for the Apollo 11 Astronauts if Their Mission Failed

It's July 16th, 1969. The Apollo 11 crew have completed their training, and they're in the Columbia Command Module atop…

3 years ago

The Story of the Apollo Guidance Computer, Part 3

During the development of the Apollo Guidance Computer (AGC) by the MIT Instrumentation Laboratory (see Part 1 and Part 2…

3 years ago

VP Pence Unveils the Spacecraft that will Take Astronauts Back to the Moon in 2024!

To mark the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing, VP Pence recently unveiled the the Orion capsule that will take…

3 years ago

Weekly Space Hangout: June 12, 2019 – Mike Simmons of Astronomers Without Borders and Nancy Atkinson talks Apollo 11

Hosts: Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain) Dr. Kimberly Cartier (KimberlyCartier.org / @AstroKimCartier ) Dr. Morgan Rehnberg (MorganRehnberg.com / @MorganRehnberg &…

3 years ago

LEGO’s New Apollo 11 Lunar Lander has been Released

The 50th anniversary of You-Know-What is coming up and LEGO is getting in on the celebration. The much-beloved company has…

3 years ago

In Preparation for its Inaugural Launch, the Falcon Heavy Receives its Special Cargo – Musk’s Tesla Roadster!

In preparation for the inaugural launch of the Falcon Heavy rocket, SpaceX recently released pictures of Musk's Tesla Roadster being…

5 years ago