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Apollo 8: Christmas on the moon

Christmas Eve, 1968. As one of the most turbulent, tragic years in American history drew to a close, millions around the world were watching and listening as the Apollo 8 astronauts -- Frank Borman, Jim Lovell ...

dateDec 22, 2010 in Space Exploration
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Image: Apollo 16: Footsteps Under High Sun

(PhysOrg.com) -- The lunar module Orion landed in the Descartes Highlands of the moon on April 21, 1972. The Apollo 16 mission targeted a highland region. Originally thought to be a volcanic site, the samples ...

dateJul 08, 2010 in Space Exploration
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A Second Look at Apollo 11

A month after LROC's first image of the Apollo 11 landing site was acquired, LRO passed over again providing the LROC instrument a new view of the historic site. ...

dateOct 01, 2009 in Space Exploration
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Moon Rock Turns Out to be Fake

(PhysOrg.com) -- The Dutch national Rijksmuseum made an embarrassing announcement last week that one of its most loved possessions, a moon rock, is a fake -- just an old piece of petrified wood that's never ...

dateSep 01, 2009 in Space Exploration weblog
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