Moon

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 10, 2019

Mars Astronauts Could Tote Inflatable Landing Pad to Ease Descent

“Seven minutes of terror” won’t cut it for Mars astronauts. Landing humans on Mars will require the heaviest payload ever sent to the Red Planet — and even […]
July 8, 2019

NASA’s Mighty Moon Launcher Moves to Rocket Pad for Solo Testing

NASA’s lunar mobile launcher is one step closer to sending its first spacecraft to the moon. The launcher is now in final testing for Artemis 1 — an uncrewed test […]
July 7, 2019

NASA will look for life in space with a nuclear-powered drone

NASA has announced its plans for a nuclear-powered aerial drone, Dragonfly, that will fly from place to place on Saturn’s moon Titan. Dragonfly is planned to […]
June 30, 2019

Lunar Robotic Mission Heracles Will Scout for Human Landings

NASA’s push to return humans to the moon will get a huge international helping hand. A mission named Heracles will use a robotic rover to survey the lunar […]
June 29, 2019

Only Surviving NASA Copy of Neil Armstrong’s Moonwalk Heads to Auction

Three “faultless” videotapes from Apollo 11 mission, purchased for $217 at government surplus auction, has $1 million pre-auction estimate only surviving original recording of Neil Armstrong’s […]
June 17, 2019

Apollo’s Moon Shot’ Series Shows History of Human Lunar Exploration

A new Smithsonian Channel series celebrates the artifacts that led to Apollo 11’s triumphant moon landing 50 years ago this July, and shares behind-the-scenes stories from the mission. […]
June 15, 2019

Will Apollo Nostalgia Help NASA Get Its Artemis Moon Money?

If Congress still needs some convincing, the timing may be right. NASA’s big moon push may be coming at just the right time. The space agency […]