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NASA now knows what went wrong with its Mars helicopter

All eyes were on Mars this past weekend when NASA had scheduled the first flight of its Ingenuity helicopter. It was supposed to be a monumental moment for NASA, the scientific community, and humanity as a whole, but it ended with a whimper as NASA had to

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NASA’s Ingenuity Helicopter Has Landed on the Surface of Mars

NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter is one step closer to taking its first flight on Mars. On Saturday, the space agency announced that the helicopter had been successfully dropped off on the surface of the planet by the Perseverance rover, which has essentially

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What's up with this weird green rock on Mars? Perseverance rover is trying to find out.

NASA's Perseverance rover is studying a strange rock on Mars as it waits for its companion helicopter to attempt its first flight.

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Sierra Nevada, prepping for Florida launch, unveils space station

Sierra Nevada unveiled its take on an Earth-orbiting space station, joining others aiming to find alternatives to the International Space Station.

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Listen to the first-ever recording of a NASA rover driving on Mars

NASA has released the first-ever recording of a rover driving across the surface of Mars, and it sounds unlike any vehicle you've heard before.

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A 150-million-mile selfie stick: How NASA's Perseverance rover overcame 'time and space' to capture first Mars panorama

The panorama is a composite of 142 individual images taken by Perseverance's Mastcam-Z camera system and shared by the rover's Twitter account.

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Perseverance Rover’s Descent and Touchdown on Mars (Official NASA Video)

NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance mission captured thrilling footage of its rover landing in Mars' Jezero Crater on Feb. 18, 2021. The real footage in this vide...

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What happened to NASA’s spacecraft after it dropped off the Perseverance rover?

After delivering the Perseverance rover to the surface of Mars, NASA's spacecraft was last seen disappearing into the martian dust. So where did it go?

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Watch Perseverance's dramatic landing on Mars in never-before-seen video

NASA released a multi-angle video of Perseverance's entry, descent, and landing on Mars, a unique look at the precise operation.

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NASA's Perseverance rover lands on Mars

NASA has unveiled the first pictures from its fifth Mars rover, Perseverance, after a successful landing on the red planet's Jezero crater at approximately 3:55 p.m. Thursday.

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NASA's Perseverance rover still has to face 'seven minutes of terror'

Despite having bridged a gap of nearly 300 million miles between Earth and Mars, NASA’s Perseverance rover still has its most perilous moments ahead.

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After 300 million miles, NASA's Perseverance rover set for Mars landing

NASA's Mars Perseverance rover is on the cusp of landing on the red planet after a 300 million-mile journey. Here's what happens next.

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Apollo 14: ‘A Wild Place Up Here’

Apollo 14 was the eighth crewed Apollo mission and the third to land on the Moon. On January 31, 1971, Apollo 14 launched from Kennedy Space Center with a cr...

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SpaceX to launch 2 rockets hours apart with Starlink satellites

If everything aligns, SpaceX could launch two batches of Starlink satellites Thursday morning just hours apart.

Cars & Motorcycles | Cars & Motorcycles

SSC Tuatara supercar claims world speed record at 282.9 MPH

The Washington state-made SSC Tuatara supercar has claimed the production car speed record with a 282.9 mph average set on the Space Shuttle landing strip in Florida.

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SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Launch Scheduled for Sunday Morning at 10 a.m. ET from Cape Canaveral

SpaceX is scheduled to launch a Falcon 9 rocket Sunday morning from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station following Saturday's scrubbed attempt due to unfavorable weather in the area.ABOVE VIDEO: SpaceX is targeting Sunday, January 24 for launch of Tran

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Weather Forecast Shows Conditions 80-Percent Favorable for Friday's SpaceX Rocket Launch from Cape Canaveral

The latest weather report from the 45th Weather Squadron shows conditions for the Friday morning SpaceX rocket launch is 80-percent favorable.

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Historic NASA Launch Platform Will Be Demolished

NASA’s Mobile Launcher Platform-2—a structure involved in the Apollo and Space Shuttle missions—is in the process of being torn down.

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SpaceX Rocket Launch from Kennedy Space Center Slated for Monday, Jan. 18

SpaceX has announced that they have scheduled a Falcon 9 rocket launch from Kennedy Space Center for Monday, Jan. 18.

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NASA Curiosity rover celebrates 3,000th day on Mars with stunning panorama of planet

The glorious new image captures the 96-mile-wide Gale Crater and part of Mount Sharp, its central mountain.

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NASA's Europa Clipper has been liberated from the Space Launch System

Europa Clipper is slated to go into orbit around Jupiter — confirmation of lifemwould be one of the greatest scientific discoveries of this century.

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SpaceX Dragon Capsule to Make First of Its Kind Science Splashdown

By capsule, helicopter, boat, plane, and car, space station science experiments are about to make a first of a kind journey back to researchers on Earth.

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Mysterious object that flew by Earth has finally been identified

The object originally dubbed Asteroid 2020 SO appears to be a long-lost rocket booster that left Earth in 1966 and finally came back. The booster was part of a failed NASA mission to the Moon, and it has apparently been orbiting the Sun ever since.

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Artemis I Launch Preparations Are Stacking Up at NASA's Kennedy Space Center Ahead Next Year's Launch

NASA has stacked the first piece of the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket on the mobile launcher in preparation for the Artemis I launch next year.

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Record-setting asteroid zoomed past Earth — missing by just 240 miles, NASA announces

An asteroid known as 2020 VT4 flew 240 miles away from Earth last week, setting a record for the closest to fly past Earth without hitting it, NASA said.

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Israel To Send Its Second Astronaut To Space In 2021

Israeli astronaut Eytan Stibbe is expected to take off next year on a research mission logging 200 hours at the International Space Station.

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Why NASA wants to put a nuclear power plant on the moon

NASA plans to build a nuclear power plant on the moon and Mars to support its long-term exploration plans.

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Watch SpaceX launch 4 astronauts to the ISS Saturday | Live Science

NASA and SpaceX are all set to launch a full crew into space tomorrow (Nov. 14) from Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. This will be the first operational crew mission leaving U.S. soil, since the final space shuttle launch in July 2011.

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NASA's Perseverance rover getting closer to Mars, potentially finding evidence of life

NASA's Perseverance rover has less than 100 days until it gets to Mars and looks for fossilized evidence of extraterrestrial life, the space agency announced. 

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NASA Contacts Voyager 2 Using Upgraded Deep Space Network Dish

The only radio antenna that can command the 43-year-old spacecraft has been offline since March as it gets new hardware, but work is on track to wrap up in February.

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NASA, SpaceX Set New Crew-1 Launch Date, Time

NASA and SpaceX will launch the Crew-1 mission on Nov. 14 and will hold a teleconference to discuss the details of the launch Wednesday. The agency will also be sharing the results of the recent testing conducted on the Falcon 9 Merlin engines.

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NASA assigns four astronauts to SpaceX mission scheduled for 2021 - CNN

NASA and its international partners named four astronauts to crew a SpaceX mission to the International Space Station in spring 2021 — beefing up staffing on board the orbiting laboratory.

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Assessing The Habitability of Planets Around Old Red Dwarfs

A new study using data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and Hubble Space Telescope gives new insight into an important question: how habitable are planets that orbit the most common type of stars in the Galaxy? The target of the new study, as reported in our press release, is Barnard's Star, which is one of the closest stars to Earth at a distance of just 6 light years.

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What did NASA discover on the Moon, and what is it so excited to tell us?

NASA has something very exciting to tell us about the Moon, so it's holding a conference call on Monday, October 26th. The discovery was made using NASA's flying observatory SOPHIA. Audio of the call will be streamed live on NASA's website for everyone to

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New images show NASA spacecraft's historic landing and sample collection on asteroid

New images taken by the OSIRIS-REx mission show the historic first touchdown of a NASA spacecraft on the near-Earth asteroid Bennu. The spacecraft collected a sample that will be returned to Earth in 2023.

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A NASA spacecraft is poised to snag the largest sample of rocks from an asteroid ever

On October 19th, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will attempt to grab a large sample of rocks from an asteroid named Bennu, with the goal of returning the material back to Earth in 2023.

Entertainment | Entertainment News!

Walt Disney, Space, and The Right Stuff

Disney culture is filled with interesting coincidences, inspirations, and connections—one of the most remarkable and surprising is the influence of Walt Disney himself on the U.S. space program. That stimulus certainly raised public awareness and

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Here’s how astronauts vote from space

NASA has a system in place so that astronauts who are in space can still cast their votes in elections. The process is relatively straightforward, with a unique ballot sent electronically that only the voter can access.

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In Clouds on Venus, New Potential for Microbial Life

Astronomers have detected a chemical in Venus’ atmosphere that signifies life on Earth. Could it mean the same on Venus?

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NASA Satellite Launched In 1964 Is About To Fall Back To Earth

A satellite NASA launched 56 years ago to study Earth’s magnetosphere is set to make a fiery homecoming on Saturday when the Orbiting Geophysics Observatory 1 (OGO-1) re-enters our atmosphere.

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NASA watches as weird 'dent' in Earth's magnetic field splits in two

NASA is tracking a strange dent in Earth's magnetic field called the South Atlantic Anomaly, which can expose spacecraft to higher levels of damaging radiation.

Politics | PC Culture

Woke NASA to Rename Celestial Objects That Are 'Insensitive'

NASA was feeling left out of the new Woke America so they decided to manufacture a "controversy" over the "insensitive" names of celestial objects.

History | History

NASA Names Headquarters for 'Hidden Figure' Mary Jackson

Mary W. Jackson, NASA’s first Black female engineer, was an unsung hero of the Space Race in the 1960s.

News | The News

Buzz Aldrin reminds us of the importance of Flag Day ‘today and every day’

"...let us remember all the men and women who've fought valiantly to defend it."

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NASA’s New Horizons probe helped measure the distance to a potentially habitable system

NASA's New Horizons probe was able to help measure the distance between two stars and our home system thanks to its distant location. The probe's images of the stars were compared with images of those same stars shot from Earth, and researchers calculated

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SpaceX's Crew Dragon has that 'new car smell' and flies 'totally different' than a NASA shuttle

When the hatch of SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft opened up to let two NASA astronauts inside the International Space Station on Sunday (May 31), the astronaut who greeted them at the door got a strong whiff of "new car smell."

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SpaceX's new 'Endeavour' spaceship just made history by docking to the International Space Station with 2 NASA astronauts inside

NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley can now begin a stay in orbit that could last up to 110 days before they return home.

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Former Apollo 17 Astronaut Harrison Schmitt on privatization of space exploration | Fox News Video

Harrison Schmitt, second to last man to walk on the moon, joins Neil Cavuto on 'Your World.'

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NASA and SpaceX say they are ‘go’ to proceed with historic crewed flight on May 27th

After two days of review, NASA and SpaceX have mutually decided to proceed with the company’s historic flight on May 27th of launching two astronauts to the International Space Station from Florida. However, there is still a lot of work to complete over t

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Space Photos of the Week: Happy Birthday, Hubble! | WIRED

Every year on the telescope's birthday, we're the ones who get a gift: a brilliant and never-before-seen snapshot of the cosmos.

Entertainment | Entertainment

NASA confirms work on a Tom Cruise movie to be shot aboard the International Space Station | TechCrunch

NASA is indeed working with actor Tom Cruise on a film to be shot in space — aboard the International Space Station (ISS), it turns out. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine confirmed the news, which was detailed in an earlier report, via a tweet today. The

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Casio Is Releasing a Retro-Style, NASA-Themed G-Shock Watch

Just because you’re not headed to the Moon doesn’t mean you can’t flaunt your passion for space exploration.

Health & Fitness | Psychology

How NASA Astronauts Maintain Their Mental Health

Being stuck at home for days on end can be extremely damaging to your psyche. Check out these tips from three people who know a lot about coping with isolation.

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Astronaut study suggests spaceflight permanently alters the human brain

Scientists discovered a major effect that long duration spaceflight has on astronauts' brains, altering the volume of fluids around the brain.

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NASA’s asteroid probe is rehearsing for its most dangerous move yet

NASA's OSIRIS-REx asteroid probe is about to perform its most daring maneuver yet. In a rehearsal for the sample-gathering act planned for later this year, the spacecraft will carry out an exercise that will bring it closer to the asteroid Bennu than ever

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NASA's Offering Online Astronaut Training While You're Stuck in Lockdown

Who hasn't dreamt of escaping to the stars? Especially now, with most of us confined to limited spaces and steeped in tragic news.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Space Images | Curiosity's 1.8-Billion-Pixel Panorama

NASAs Curiosity rover captured its highest-resolution panorama of the Martian surface between Nov. 24 and Dec. 1, 2019.

Miscellaneous | Other Stuff!

What the NASA-funded HI-SEAS experiment taught me about isolation.

Social distancing, stocking up on shelf-stable food, long-distance communication, and boredom—sounds a lot like a mission to Mars.

Science & Technology | Science & Space

9 of the Best Space Documentaries You Can Stream Right Now

Explore black holes, hang out with the Curiosity rover, and get to know the team behind the Apollo missions with these space documentaries on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and Disney+.

Science & Technology | SCIENCE

When Voyager 2 Calls Home, Earth Soon Won’t Be Able to Answer

NASA will spend 11 months upgrading the only piece of its Deep Space Network that can send commands to the probe, which has crossed into interstellar space.

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Ant Nebula | Flickr

From ground-based telescopes, the so-called "ant nebula" (Menzel 3, or Mz 3) resembles the head and thorax of a garden-variety ant.

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Trump said to propose roughly $3 billion NASA budget boost for 2021 – TechCrunch

President Donald Trump is set to request a budget of $25.6 billion for NASA for its fiscal 2021 operating year, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. It’s looking for nearly $3 billion more than the $22.6 billion NASA had for its current fisca

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NASA honors Charles McGee, 100, one of the last surviving Tuskegee Airmen for Black History Month

Brigadier General Charles McGee, one the last surviving Tuskegee Airmen who successfully completed 409 combat missions over three decades of service, was honored by NASA for his accomplishments on Wednesday as part of its Black History Month

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Voyager 2 shut off its instruments to save power, NASA says - CNN

Voyager 2 was only expected to last for five years, but it's still operating 42 years after launch.

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These are the top 20 scientific discoveries of the decade

The 2010s yielded many incredible finds and important milestones. Here are our favorites.

News | In The News

NASA Astronaut Found Sunken Treasure From Space and Kept It Secret Until His Death

“Gordon went to sleep on top of a fully fuelled missile and it didn’t bother him at all."

Entertainment | Television/Film/Books

'The Right Stuff' blasts off for a Veterans Day screening in Hollywood

Classic Hollywood: Philip Kaufman talks about his epic 'The Right Stuff' before a Veterans Day screening in Hollywood

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Jewish astronaut snaps space pics of Israel, salutes late father

Jessica Meir posts photos of the Middle East and says it's part of the journey her Iraqi-born dad took, reaching US via Israel, Lebanon, Switzerland and Sweden

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Interstellar space even weirder than expected, NASA's Voyager 2 reveals

The spacecraft is just the second ever to venture beyond the boundary that separates us from the rest of the galaxy.

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NASA’s new Moon-bound spacesuit is safer, smarter and much more comfortable | TechCrunch

The next Americans to set foot on the Moon will do so in a brand new spacesuit that's based on, but hugely improved from, the original Apollo suits that last went up there in the '70s. With easier entry, better mobility, and improved communications, these

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How NASA gave birth to modern computing—and gets no credit for it

The space agency and MIT’s bet on the integrated circuit kicked off the digital age.

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Apollo 11 Put the First Men on the Moon. What About Missions 12-17?

You know Apollo 11. But what did the other Apollo missions accomplish after Neil Armstrong made his giant leap for mankind?

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Why Soviets Sent Dogs, Not Primates, to Space - The Atlantic

Researchers didn’t know how people would react to weightlessness. So they sent animals first.

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NASA and Peanuts Team Up to Bring Space-Themed Snoopy Booklets to McDonald's Happy Meals | Mental Floss

As part of a new project promoting STEM, NASA booklets starring Snoopy in space will soon be available with McDonald's Happy Meals.

Science & Technology | Cosmic Research

NASA Scientist Claims Earth May Have Been Visited by Extraterrestrials

A NASA scientist has claimed that Earth may have been once visited—or is being visited—by extraterrestrials, but we may not have realized it.

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NASA confirms mission to Jupiter’s moon Europa to explore its icy oceans | TechCrunch

NASA has confirmed a mission to Europa, one of the moons of Jupiter, will indeed happen. The mission was initially explored starting in 2017, with the space agency looking for reports on how it might proceed, and now NASA has said it will go ahead and mov

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

NASA Solar Probe Spacecraft Fitted With Israeli Tech Reveals Extraordinary Amount Of Data

The probe is fitted with an Israeli-engineered sensor capturing high-res images of the sun's atmosphere; scientists say the data downlinked to Earth is much more than they expected by this point | NoCamels

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Move Over, Energizer Bunny! NASA's Mars 2020 Rover Just Got Its Nuclear Battery

NASA's next spacecraft on the Red Planet, Mars 2020, is getting a nuclear battery to do science on the Red Planet.

Science & Technology | Science & Space

Could You Pass This Astronaut Aptitude Test? | Mental Floss

Think you've got what it takes to follow in the footsteps of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin? Take this Astronaut Test and find out.

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Chris Kraft, legendary flight director for NASA, dead at 95

Chris Kraft, the creator and longtime leader of NASA's Mission Control, died Monday in Houston, just two days after the 50th anniversary of what was his and NASA's crowning achievement: Apollo 11's moon landing.

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Chris Kraft | NASA

Christopher C. "Chris" Kraft, Jr. (b. 1924) created the concept, and developed the organization, operational procedures, and culture of NASA's Mission Control, which was a critical element of the success of the nation's human spaceflight program

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Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin Were Almost Left on the Moon | Time

Even after half a century, people still don’t know much about the little broken switch that nearly stranded Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the…

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Here's What Music Apollo 11 Astronauts Enjoyed for Their Walk on the Moon | Military.com

NASA began equipping astronauts with small Sony TC-50 cassette recorders on the Apollo 7 mission. They used them to play mixtapes.

History | History

Meet Margaret Hamilton: The Woman Behind the Apollo Project | Mental Floss

When Neil Armstrong stepped foot on the surface of the Moon in July of 1969, software was a relatively new development. In fact, the Moon mission was one of the first times this kind of engineering was used in such a fundamental way. History was being wri

History | History

The 12 Men Who Walked on the Moon | Mental Floss

Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin made history in 1969 when they became the first people to step foot on the Moon. Ten others have followed in their footsteps.

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Why the Moon landing matters, 50 years later

We owe our current digital age to the 1960s Space Race. What will today’s Space Race herald for the future?

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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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They Were at Mission Control During Apollo 11. 50 Years Later, the Memory Still Moves Them to Tears | Time

A half-century later, the men who made it happen still get choked up talking about that day in 1969. Here's what they remember.

Science & Technology | Science & Space

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.

History | History

Here Are the Bad Things NASA Thought Might Happen to the First Astronauts on the Moon

Fifty years ago this week, humankind landed on the Moon for the first time. It was one of the most impressive technological feats ever pulled off, filled with peril and uncertainty. Given that, it’s fair to wonder just what exactly NASA scientists were wo

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Breathtaking Simulation Recreates Neil Armstrong’s View of the Apollo 11 Landing

Choppy video taken by a camera next to Buzz Aldrin’s window is the only visual record we have of the first Moon landing. Using archival data and new high-res images, a team from NASA has recreated the Apollo 11 landing, showing Neil Armstrong’s perspe

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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.

Politics | Leftists Are Insane

‘Take down the flag’! WaPo reveals that the Apollo 11 landing was actually pretty ‘racist and sexist’

"Democracy dies with horrible woke takes on life."

Science & Technology | Science & Space

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.

History | History

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.

Science & Technology | Science & Space

Your brain works in space. But in 1961, we didn’t know that

Would astronauts sent into space be able to think? It was a genuine question as we embarked upon our mission to get to the Moon.

History | History

The race to the Moon was so unpopular at one point, President Eisenhower called JFK ‘nuts’

Enthusiasm for the Apollo program waxed and waned, and when people couldn’t see the value in it, they dubbed it a ‘Moondoggle.’

Science & Technology | Science & Space

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.

Science & Technology | Science & Space

Apollo 11 Moon Landing in 1969: TV Shows Celebrating 50th Anniversary

Multiple television channels including National Geographic, Smithsonian and Discovery will air special coverage throughout the month.

History | History

Apollo in 50 numbers: The cost

If the US was to beat the Soviets to the Moon, it had to spend large. The Apollo programme would end up costing many billions.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Texas Aerospace Firm Firefly To Use SpaceIL's Beresheet Lander Tech For NASA Moon Missions

Firefly is set to build a new lunar lander based on the Israeli spacecraft's blueprints as part of a NASA program to deliver science payloads to the moon. | NoCamels

Science & Technology | Science & Space

The Washington Monument Is Transforming Into a Full-Scale Saturn V Rocket for the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

Find out when and where you can watch the full-scale projection, accompanied by a short film about the 1969 Moon landing.

Science & Technology | Science & Space

Should Neil Armstrong’s Bootprints Be on the Moon Forever? - The New York Times

With renewed interest in the moon, some say it’s time to consider whether, and how, to preserve humanity’s lunar heritage.

Science & Technology | Science & Space

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.

Science & Technology | Science

One giant ... lie? Why so many people still think the moon landings were faked

It all started with a man called Bill Kaysing and his pamphlet about ‘America’s $30bn swindle’ ...

Science & Technology | Science & Space

SpaceX contracted by NASA to launch black hole and neutron star research craft | TechCrunch

SpaceX has been awarded a new contract by NASA to launch the agency’s Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer, or IXPE. This research spacecraft will study polarized light from sources including neutron stars, pulsar wind nebulae and supermassive black holes

Science & Technology | Science

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.

Miscellaneous | Judaism

What Did the Rebbe Say About the Moon Landing? - Chabad

Discover three powerful lessons we can learn from America’s historic Apollo 11 mission – the first crewed landing to the moon.

History | History

Apollo in 50 numbers: Food

Apollo’s multi-day missions meant astronauts needed good quality food. But how do you cook a meal in space when you don’t have a stove or even hot water?

Science & Technology | Science

NASA's Ambitious Mission to Titan - The Atlantic

The agency plans to launch a spacecraft to Titan, a moon of Saturn with some crucial ingredients for habitability.

History | History

Apollo in 50 numbers: The Rocket

To get astronauts to the Moon, Nasa had to build the most powerful rocket ever flown successfully. The Saturn V was just the rocket for the job.

Science & Technology | Science

NASA Moon landing: How Apollo 11 landed on Moon with computers weaker than your smartphone

NASA’S Apollo 11 crew landed on the surface of the Moon for the first time in human history using computers considerably weaker than the average smartphone used today, a tech expert has revealed.

Entertainment | Miscellanneous Trek

NASA Discovers Star Trek Symbol on Mars

It looks like one of NASA's Mars rovers may have boldly gone where someone has gone before. A photo captures by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has made the rounds online, which showcases a bizarrely-shaped footprint of sorts that was found on a sand d

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

LEGO Releases Lunar Lander Module Set for Apollo 11's 50th Anniversary | Mental Floss

The LEGO Creator Expert Apollo 11 Lunar Lander module set recreates many of the details of the original spacecraft in 1087 interlocking pieces.

News | News

Israel Museum Exhibit Features New Sections Of Astronaut Ilan Ramon's Diary | Technology News

A new, unique display called 'Time and Space' links the diary to an ancient text from biblical times. | NoCamels

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

NASA’s Twins Study reveals effects of space on Scott Kelly’s health | Science News

Ten research groups studying the twin astronauts found long-term spaceflight can alter a person’s physiology and gene activity.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Gorgeous Orion Nebula Glows in Stunning Red and Blue Light (Photo) | Space

Captured in the visible light spectrum, this deep-space image paints a sharp and colorful picture of the great Orion Nebula.

Science & Technology | Science & Space

When Apollo 10 Nearly Crashed Into the Moon

Apollo 10 marked NASA’s last step before going for the full lunar landing with Apollo 11. But the practice run came close to failure.

Science & Technology | Science

Moondust Could Cloud Our Lunar Ambitions

It's superfine. It's sharp. It sticks to everything. Before we return to the moon, we'll have to conquer one of the weirdest substances in the solar system.

History | History

Snoopy to the Moon! Apollo 10 Commander Looks Back on Historic Flight 50 Years Ago | Space

This is the 50th anniversary of NASA's Apollo 10 mission, which is often referred to as a dress rehearsal for the Apollo 11 lunar landing.

News | News

NASA Publishes Photos of Beresheet Lunar Crash Site | Jewish & Israel News

A photograph of the Beresheet spacecraft crash site on the moon taken by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. Photo: NASA. NASA …

Science & Technology | Science

Video Shows How Hard It Really Is to Walk on Earth After 6 Months in Space

Going to space is serious business. How serious? Well, let this video from NASA astronaut Drew Feustel tell you.

News | NEWS

Trump Wants to Get Us Back to the Moon | National Review

Can America and the U.S. space industry stop bickering for long enough to build and launch a mission that will get us back to the moon and lay the basis for the humanization of our solar system ?

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

What a Year in Space Did to Scott Kelly

An unprecedented and illuminating study monitored identical twins, one in space and one on Earth.

Science & Technology | Science

NASA Study Subjects Are Getting Paid $18,500 to Stay in Bed for Two Months | Mental Floss

NASA and ESA are testing the effectiveness of artificial gravity by paying 24 lucky volunteers to stay in bed all day.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

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."

Science & Technology | Science & Space

US to Return Astronauts to the Moon by 2024, VP Pence Says

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence called on NASA to return American astronauts to the moon by 2024 — just five years from now — during the National Space Council meeting on Tuesday (March 26).

History | History

'Wonder, awe, excitement': Apollo 16 astronaut describes walking on the Moon

Charles Duke watched from Mission Control in Houston when his fellow Apollo astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin made their historic Moon landing on July 20, 1969. Less than three years later he followed in their footsteps as the Apollo 16 lunar modu

Science & Technology | Science & Space

America, the Moon, and National Memory

Even though we may have lost our way in a moment mired in silliness, fluff, and self-flagellation, we are indeed capable of accomplishing the unimaginable.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Weirdly shaped, very dark: Ultima Thule is revealing the outer solar system’s secrets

Scientists are learning more and more about Ultima Thule, the Kuiper Belt object visited two months ago by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft.

Science & Technology | Science & Space

As Apollo 11 moon landing anniversary nears, space fans get ready to celebrate

The countdown is on for the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, and that means the appointment books for space luminaries and their fans are filling up.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

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.

Entertainment | Entertainment

'Apollo 11' is a stunning record of human ingenuity: Review

The new documentary 'Apollo 11' looks back at the moon landing mission of 1969 through never-before-seen IMAX footage and audio.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

NASA releases sharpest-ever images of distant Kuiper Belt object

NASA has released its highest resolution images of 2014 MU69, showing the strange Kuiper Belt object in exceptional detail.