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On July 19, 1969, the third day of NASA's Apollo 11 moon landing mission, astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins made their fourth TV broadcast of the flight. This time, from near the moon.
Starhopper apparently made it through its unplanned trial by fire just fine.
It's a trek of epic proportions: 2,700 miles (4,350 kilometers) across sea ice in the Arctic in just 76 days, likely fueled by hunger.
Five decades after the first moon landing, there are still people who think the whole thing never happened.
Seventy-five years after Apollo 11, the moon is buzzing with industry and commerce — but surprisingly few people. You are privileged to walk the stark landscape and witness burgeoning lunar development up close.
Astronomers can't spot this asteroid within the estimated collision course, so fingers crossed!
Protesters have been gathered at the base of Mauna Kea in Hawaii since July 15, when construction gear was scheduled to begin arriving for the $1.4 billion Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project.
Buzz Aldrin's spacesuit has gone to pieces. Lego pieces, that is. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, a team of Lego Master Builders spent nearly 300 hours designing and building a life-size model of the Apollo 11 lunar module pilot.
As the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11's lunar landing approaches, it's inevitable that the Artemis program comes to mind.
The moon's south pole could be getting pretty busy a decade from now.
At an International Astronomical Union meeting in 1955, noted astronomer Gerard Kuiper asked for suggestions and collaborators on a project to make a map of the Moon. At the time, the best lunar atlases had hand-drawn images, and Kuiper wanted to use state-of-the-art telescopes to make a photographic atlas.
India is now targeting a July 22 launch of its first moon lander and rover after a weeklong delay due to a technical glitch.
The National Space Society (NSS) recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of the first landing of humans on the Moon with its 38th annual International Space Development Conference (ISDC) in Arlington, Virginia.
There are voids in the universe, and we can't see them properly. But the good news is that astronomers just got much better at not seeing them properly.
There are turbulent electrical currents coursing through the gas giant's outer atmosphere, producing brilliant auroras.
Astrophotographer Zaid Abbadi captured the partial lunar eclipse from Amman, Jordan, and created this composite image showing the moon's path across the sky as its surface gradually darkened in the Earth's shadow.
Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins recalled the epic journey that brought him to the moon 50 years ago, as International Space Station astronauts paid tribute to the first human moon landing.
NASA relied on the U.S. State Department to implement an extensive global network of antennas to support the 1969 moon landing.
In case you haven't heard, the Apollo 11 mission that landed humans on the moon happened exactly 50 years ago — but why does that temporal inevitability seem so compelling to so many people?
Armstrong always insisted that he said, 'That’s one small step for a man.' Yet everyone omits the 'a' when they repeat the quote. A linguist tries to get to the bottom of what happened.
On the second day of their historic mission to land on the moon for the first time, the Apollo 11 crew of Neil Armstrong (commander), Mike Collins (command module pilot) and Buzz Aldrin (lunar module pilot) received a small gift from Mission Control.
Apollo 11 carried the first geologic samples from the moon back to Earth — and NASA has finally released footage of researchers examining those lunar samples for signs of life.
High-orbiting satellites offer clues about what lies buried underground.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of NASA's Apollo 11 launch to the moon Tuesday (July 16), the U.S. Space and Rocket Center launched nearly 5,000 model rockets.
The moon was at the tail end of a partial lunar eclipse when it rose above the Andean horizon on Tuesday (July 16).
The Tuesday (July 16) test, which lasted approximately 5 seconds, seemed to be successful despite bright orange flames engulfing the vehicle after its single Raptor engine fired.
Scientists had some major misconceptions about the moon before the Apollo missions.
Now you can see what Neil Armstrong saw as he landed the Apollo 11 lunar module, known as the Eagle, on the surface of the moon on July 20, 1969.