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July 25, 2019

Apollo 11 Moon Landing Showed That Aliens Might Be More Than Science Fiction

On July 20, 1969, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on Earth’s moon for the first time in human history. Four days later, they — along with […]
July 24, 2019

Who’s Out There–The Santa Fe Institute

The Santa Fe Institute is well-known for bringing together experts from diverse fields to tackle difficult problems. They love best, I suspect, to seek answers to […]
July 22, 2019

India moon mission lifts off to send rover to lunar south pole Social Sharing

Aircraft to land near unexplored far side of the moon in September India’s space agency says it has launched an unmanned spacecraft to the far side […]
July 20, 2019

Buzz Aldrin sloshed around in pee on the moon (and 11 other Apollo facts)

It was smelly up there. On July 20, 1969 our species took its first steps on an alien world. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the […]
July 19, 2019

Half a century after Apollo, why haven’t we been back to the Moon?

After we beat the Soviets in 1969, what wasn’t much left to prove. The 50th anniversary of NASA’s historic landing on the Moon—this Saturday, July 20th—provokes […]
July 18, 2019

Did we mishear Neil Armstrong’s famous first words on the Moon?

On July 20, 1969, an estimated 650 million people watched in suspense as Neil Armstrong descended a ladder towards the surface of the Moon. As he took his […]
July 17, 2019

Why doesn’t anyone live on the moon yet?

Solar storms, sharp sand, and near-weightlessness are just the tip of the iceberg. Is Earth’s fresh air, endless biodiversity, and (relatively) stable average temperature getting you down? Ever […]
July 16, 2019

50 Years After Apollo 11, a Mars Landing Is the Next Giant Leap, NASA Chief Says

Maybe we’ll have the 50th-anniversary celebration in 2083. Humanity will have to go far afield to notch another spaceflight achievement with the cultural heft of Apollo 11. […]
July 15, 2019

Fifty Years and Still Learning.

As we all know, the moon landings started 50 years ago this July, and over the course of six subsequent visits, astronauts brought back 842 pounds of lunar […]