Meteorites transport rocks all around this giant solar system of ours, but no rock’s journey is quite as strange as the lunar sample 10072,41 that went from the moon to the Earth, up to the space station, then back to Earth to await a return to the Moon.
Earlier this week, NASA uploaded an incredible treasure trove of images to a new gallery on Flickr: unprocessed photographs from all of the manned Apollo missions. They represent an incredible look into what the astronauts saw on their missions to the moon.
A tiny museum in London has been hiding a surprising artifact: a Urine Collection Bag from Apollo 11 marked with the initials “NA.” That’s right: these are the undergarments Neil Armstrong wore when he first stepped on the moon. Fantastic!
Neil Armstrong (blowing a kiss to his sons) is flanked by Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin on July 27, 1969 at Ellington Air Force base in Houston, Tex. On July 24, the Apollo 11 astronauts returned from their historic trip to the moon, but due to infection fears, they were quarantined for 21 days.
By using its new dynamic lighting technology, GPU manufacturer NVIDIA has graphically recreated the Apollo 11 moon landing site — and the results are crushing a number of wild claims made by conspiracy theorists.
Just months before the first moon landing, Neil Armstrong was squeezing in a few more practice landings. In an altogether disconcerting turn of events, the lunar lander exploded during practice.
Humans have landed on the moon six times, but conspiracy theorists still insist the actual number is zero. They cite bad science, misunderstandings of physics, and outright lies to try to convince you that American astronauts never set foot on our moon. Here's one more way to prove those wackos wrong.
I love the Customs forms signed by the Apollo 11 astronauts on their return trip from the moon, but are they real? Yes, but not really.
There were three astronauts on the Apollo 11 mission. Most people can name Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin but many would be hard pressed to name the third man, Command Module Pilot Michael Collins.
Forty-five years ago today, humans first stepped foot on the moon. You've been entrusting me with your memories all week, reliving the excitement or laughing at your childhood indifference. Read what we've collected, and share your story of the Apollo 11 lunar landing.
That is undeniably a boot print, yet every time we talk about this iconic photograph from the Apollo 11 moon landing, we call it a footprint. Why?
Forty Years after touching down near the Sea of Tranquility, the trails of disturbed regolith created by the Apollo 11 astronauts are still clearly visible in photographs taken by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. Scientists used those and other images to create this amazing virtual model of the landing site.
Moonwalk One is a snippet of immersive history from the day humans first stepped foot on the moon. Take the time to be lost in history with the stories, fears, excitement, and celebration of people who were there, and dream of a future in space.
Today is the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch for the moon. On this day in 1969, Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr. were propelled by a Saturn V rocket into orbit. Their liftoff was not just historic; it was photogenic.
Forty-five years ago today, Apollo 11 launched from Kennedy Space Center on humanity's first crewed mission to the surface of the moon. This view of Earth was captured from Apollo soon after translunar injection, just as the spacecraft was breaking away from our planet's orbit.
In 1920, rocket scientist Robert Goddard wrote up an article postulating how we could use rocket fuel to launch a ship into space — perhaps even all the way to the moon. His ideas did not meet with a warm reception in the media, where he was roundly mocked. 49 years later, Apollo 11 took-off to the moon, triggering …
Yesterday was the 44th anniversary of the first time humans set foot upon the Moon, when the Lunar Module of Apollo 11 landed on July 20th, 1969. Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took plenty of stunning photos, and here are a few shots from angles you may not have seen before.
Check out this great find by science blogger extraordinaire Joe Hanson: an interactive panorama that gives you a 360° view of Tranquility Base, the landing site of the Apollo 11 spacecraft and its crew, including the late Neil Armstrong.