#Apollo

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The Apollo 11 Moon Landing Was A Triumph Of American Exceptionalism

The character and tenacity needed to win the space race and land on the moon were built on the western frontier and ingrained deep into the American ethos.

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Michael Collins Is the Forgotten Astronaut of Apollo 11. He's Perfectly Fine With That.

Michael Collins orbited the moon on July 20, 1969, while his colleagues, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, walked on it.

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Would we have landed on the Moon on July 20, 1969, if JFK had lived?

JFK’s private conversations and public statements in his last year as president crackle with high-stakes gamesmanship and Cold War intrigue.

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This is the scariest, most counterintuitive thing astronauts had to do in space

Flying in space to rendezvous with another craft is so hard that the first U.S. astronaut to try it completely failed.

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NASA Remade Its Apollo Mission Control Room In Houston To Look Exactly Like It Did On The Day The Apollo 11 Mission Touched Down On The Moon | WIRED

The frequent WIRED contributor has been captivated by space since he was a kid. Now he's documenting NASA's freshly retro-furbished mission control.

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The best and worst ads that celebrated the Apollo 11 Moon landing

The advertisements honoring the Moon landing in 1969 were the Super Bowl ads of their day.

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The definitive, irrefutable proof that Apollo 11 landed on the Moon

We went to the Moon. Here’s all the proof you’ll ever need.

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50 Facts About the Apollo 11 Moon Landing for Its 50th Anniversary

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the Moon—and Buzz Aldrin became the first one to pee on it.

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Trees that traveled to space now live on Earth. Here's where to find them.

Grown from hundreds of seeds that went to the moon on Apollo 14, the arboreal oddities were almost lost to history.

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First Moon Landing 1969 - YouTube

The video of the very first moon landing of the apollo 11 mission in 1969! Neil Armstrong was the first man to set foot on the moon with his now legenday words "One small step for man, a giant leap for mankind."

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NASA studying 'untouched' moon rocks from '70s

NASA is taking a closer look at moon rock samples gathered through the Apollo program, launched nearly 50 years ago.

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Apollo 12 Astronaut Alan Bean Dead at Age 86, Now Only 4 Moonwalkers Left Alive

'Anyone who had the opportunity to know Alan was a better person for it, and we were better astronauts by following his example.'

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All the American Flags On the Moon Are Now White

NASA has finally answered a long-standing question: all but one of the six American flags on the Moon are still standing up. Everyone is now proudly talking about it. The only problem is that they aren't American flags anymore.

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Top 10 Facts About The Apollo Mission That NASA Wanted To Keep Secret

Getting to the Moon was a fantastic achievement, and the technology was amazing. It also had the added complication of involving human beings. At the time,

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NASA displays Apollo capsule hatch 50 years after fatal fire

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A relic from America's first space tragedy is finally going on display this week, 50 years after a fire on the launch pad killed three astronauts at the start of the Apollo moon program.

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NASA's Moonwalking Apollo Astronauts: Then and Now

Only 18 people have flown on missions to the moon. Here are the astronauts of NASA's Apollo manned journeys to the lunar surface.

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Eugene Cernan

Eugene Andrew "Gene" Cernan (March 14, 1934 – January 16, 2017), He traveled into space three times: as Pilot of Gemini 9A in June 1966, as Lunar Module Pilot of Apollo 10 in May 1969, and as Commander of Apollo 17 in December 1972, the final Apollo lunar landing.

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Space Radiation Devastated the Lives of Apollo Astronauts | Observer

A startling new study has revealed that a high number of the lunar astronauts from NASA’s Apollo program are suffering high mortality rates.

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Apollo 19 Saturn V Rocket Stage Arrives at Infinity Science Center for Display

A huge Saturn V first stage, originally slated for use in NASA's Apollo moon program, has arrived at its new home: outside the Infinity Science Center in Mississippi.

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Dark side of the moon: The grim history of NASA's space race - CNET

On this day in history: June 20 marks some important milestones in the dark history of human space exploration.

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NASA Will Return to the Moon in Preparation for Human Mars Mission

The 2018 mission will be launched from Kennedy Space Center and will travel to a distant orbit around the Moon.

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'Last Man on the Moon' Documentary Brings Space Exploration Home

"Last Man on the Moon," a documentary about the life and experiences of former astronaut Eugene Cernan, drives home the reasons for humanity's pursuit of the stars.

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Lost Tapes Reveal Apollo Astronauts Heard Unexplained ‘Music’ On Far Side Of The Moon

"If you’re behind the moon and hear some weird noise on your radio, and you know you’re blocked from the Earth, then what could you possibly think?"

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Moon Mystery Solved! Apollo Rocket Impact Site Finally Found

A sharp-eyed NASA spacecraft has spotted the final resting place of one of the rockets that took astronauts to the moon, more than 43 years after the booster slammed into the lunar surface.

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The Real Story Of Apollo 17... And Why We Never Went Back To The Moon

On December 11, 1972, Apollo 17 touched down on the Moon. This was not only our final Moon landing, but the last time we left low Earth orbit. With the successful launch of the Orion capsule, NASA is finally poised to go further again. So it’s important

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Apollo 14 astronaut claims peace-loving aliens prevented 'nuclear war' on Earth | Fox News

From “The Day the Earth Stood Still” to “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” to “E.T.,” pop culture is filled with stories about friendly, curious extraterrestrials visiting Earth to learn more about mankind. For Apollo 14 veteran Edgar Mitche

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Former Astronauts Recall Historic First Moon Landing | NASA

Kennedy Space Center employees recently had an opportunity to hear from Apollo 11 crew members Mike Collins and Buzz Aldrin, along with NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Kennedy Director Bob Cabana, as well as former Apollo astronaut Jim Lovell.

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The first spacesuit designed for astronauts on the moon and it looks like Mr. Stay Puft

A decade before Neil Armstrong ever took that first small step on the moon in 1969, NASA engineer...

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Here's what NASA plans to do if an astronaut dies in space

Written in an old memo titled "In Event of Moon Disaster" is Nixon's backup speech for the media in case something went horribly wrong during the moon landing.

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Daring Orion Spaceship Test Flight Is NASA's 1st Step Toward Mars

NASA is getting ready to launch a daring test flight of a capsule that could eventually bring humans to deep-space destinations like Mars or an asteroid. On Dec. 4, NASA officials are expected to launch the Orion spacecraft on its first t

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How Many People Have Walked on the Moon?

Ask someone if they know the names of the astronauts who have walked on the Moon, and most people would be able to list Neil Armstrong, and maybe even Buzz Aldrin. But can you name the rest of the Apollo

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Image: Orion's first crew module complete

NASA's first completed Orion crew module sits atop its service module at the Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout Facility at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The crew and service module will be transferred together on Wednesday to another facility for

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Historic astronaut's moon mission

45 years ago, Buzz Aldrin became the second man to ever set foot on the moon.

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'Aliens on the Moon' TV Show Adds Weird UFO Twists to Apollo Tales - NBC News.co

The pixels in a photograph can be funny things, as demonstrated time and time again in "Aliens on the Moon: The Truth Exposed," a TV documentary ai...

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Earthrise from Apollo 8 | National Air and Space Museum

Earthrise as seen from Apollo 8 spacecraft while orbiting the Moon in December, 1968.