Apollo program

March 2, 2016

Former Fermilab Physicist Aims To Build A 'Star Trek'-Style Antimatter Engine

Humankind may dream of one day traveling to other star systems like Captain Kirk, but in reality we can barely figure out how to make it […]
February 22, 2016

‘Outer spacey' music in newly declassified NASA audio confused Apollo 10 astronauts

Declassified audio of the Apollo 10 mission has brought attention to a moment when NASA astronauts heard strange “outer spacey” music during their trip around the […]
February 9, 2016

Edgar Mitchell obituary: Astronaut saw Earth as a planet in crisis

EDGAR MITCHELL Astronaut 19-9-1930 – 4-2-2016 Becoming the sixth man to walk on the moon was not a wholly positive experience for Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar […]
February 7, 2016

How NASA Broadcast Neil Armstrong Live from the Moon

Apollo 11’s lunar landing and specifically Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the Moon was, arguably, the biggest television event of the 20th century. Knowing the impact […]
January 25, 2016

New Documentary About Challenger Disaster Airs Tonight

A new documentary about the space shuttle Challenger accident airs tonight (Jan. 25), three days before the 30th anniversary of the tragic event. On Jan. 28, […]
January 12, 2016

Meet the First Hispanic American in Space

His first mission, on the shuttle Columbia, launched 30 years ago on Jan. 12, 1986 Growing up in Costa Rica, Franklin Chang Díaz and his friends […]
December 13, 2015

Nasa releases plans for the Orion space capsule's first mission as it prepares to head to Mars

It will eventually be the spacecraft that carries humans to an asteroid and even to Mars, but the first big test of Nasa’s Orion space capsule […]
November 11, 2015

'Most distant' Solar System object spied

Astronomers have identified the most distant object yet in the Solar System. Observations with Japan’s Subaru telescope reveal the likely icy body to be some 15.5 […]
October 30, 2015

Apollo astronaut left hidden message on the moon

From the breathtaking impression of footsteps on the lunar soil to the dazzling arc of the earth from the moon’s horizon, NASA’s Apollo program has produced iconic images for the world to cherish.