Apollo 17

January 27, 2019

How an Ancient Rock Carrying Earth’s Oldest Known Crystals Ended Up on the Moon

“Big Bertha,” a lunar rock that was picked up by Apollo 14 astronauts, originated on Earth 4.1 billion years ago, according to a new study. A […]
July 20, 2018

Take a Virtual Walk on the Moon in New York City!

NEW YORK — Forty-nine years after Neil Armstrong took his first “small step” on the lunar surface, Samsung has brought his “giant leap for mankind” down […]
May 27, 2018

Alan Bean, astronaut who walked on the moon, dies at 86

Alan Bean, a Navy test pilot and astronaut who walked on the moon and then spent two months aboard America’s first space station before leaving NASA […]
May 7, 2018

Lunar Meteorite Discovery Suggests There’s Hidden Water on the Moon

Moganite, which requires the presence of water, was discovered for the first time inside a lunar meteorite. A mineral that requires the presence of water to […]
March 5, 2018

Should We Open Some Sealed Apollo Moon Samples?

Between 1969 and 1972, Apollo astronauts brought back to Earth a total of nine containers of moon material that were sealed on the lunar surface. Two of the […]
January 21, 2018

Rocket Lab Electron reaches orbit on second launch

WASHINGTON – Rocket Lab announced Jan. 20 that the second launch of its Electron small rocket was a success, reaching orbit and deploying three cubesats. The […]
January 23, 2017

Remembering Apollo 17's Gene Cernan — the Last Man to Walk on the Moon

Explore the final NASA Apollo mission to the moon in photographs featuring Apollo 17 commander Eugene Cernan who died last week. Gene Cernan, the last human […]
January 23, 2017

Remembering Apollo 17’s Gene Cernan — the Last Man to Walk on the Moon

Explore the final NASA Apollo mission to the moon in photographs featuring Apollo 17 commander Eugene Cernan who died last week. Gene Cernan, the last human […]
January 21, 2017

WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR BODY WHEN YOU DIE IN SPACE?

AND SHOULD COLONISTS ON MARS BE ALLOWED TO EAT EACH OTHER? ON JULY 21, 1969, when the Apollo 11 crew was due to depart the lunar […]