Discovery

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 […]
July 13, 2019

Ed White: The First American to Walk in Space

We went to the Moon. Here’s all the proof you’ll ever need. On June 3, 1965, Ed White became the first American to walk in space […]
July 12, 2019

Making Business Plans in Space

With the launch of space tourism, it makes sense that many long-term business plans and projections will include the objective of doing business in space. From […]
July 11, 2019

Japanese spacecraft grabs second asteroid sample near blasted crater

The vehicle will start its journey to Earth later this year A Japanese spacecraft has snagged a sample of dust from an asteroid zooming through space […]