Decades-old photos emerge of Apollo training (Images)
Before Apollo astronauts went to the moon, they went to Hawaii to train on the Big Island's lunar-like landscapes.
Scientists find Moon, asteroids share history
(Phys.org) —NASA and international researchers have discovered that Earth's moon has more in common than previously thought with large asteroids roaming our solar system.
Finding fingerprints in sea level rise
It was used to help Apollo astronauts navigate in space, and has since been applied to problems as diverse as economics and weather forecasting, but Harvard scientists are now using a powerful statistical tool to not only ...
‘Seeing’ cosmic rays in space
Astronauts have long reported the experience of seeing flashes while they are in space, even when their eyes are closed. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin both reported these flashes during the Apollo 11 mission, ...
Study of moon rocks shows barrage 4 billion years ago was mainly asteroids
Twin NASA craft launched to study insides of moon
A pair of spacecraft rocketed toward the moon Saturday on the first mission dedicated to measuring lunar gravity and determining what's inside Earth's orbiting companion - all the way down to the core.
Physicist happens upon rain data breakthrough
(Phys.org)—A physicist and researcher who set out to develop a formula to protect Apollo sites on the moon from rocket exhaust may have happened upon a way to improve weather forecasting on Earth.
Beyond Apollo: Moon Tech Takes a Giant Leap
The flight computer onboard the Lunar Excursion Module, which landed on the Moon during the Apollo program, had a whopping 4 kilobytes of RAM and a 74 KB "hard drive." In places, the craft's outer skin was ...
NASA launching twin moon probes to measure gravity
Four decades after landing men on the moon, NASA is returning to Earth's orbiting companion, this time with a set of robotic twins that will measure lunar gravity while chasing one another in circles.
Watch all six Apollo Moon landings at once
So often, when we think of all the Apollo missions to the Moon, we recall the videos of the astronauts walking, jumping and driving around on the Moon. But the actual landing of the Lunar Module was such ...
Backpack strap used by Apollo 14 moonwalker sells for $41K
A backpack strap used by an Apollo 14 astronaut as he moved around the surface of the moon in 1971 has sold at auction for nearly $42,000.
LADEE sees zodiacal light before crashing into moon, but Apollo mystery remains
NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) literally 'saw the light' just days before crashing into the lunar farside last Thursday April 17. Skimming just a few kilometers above the ...
Documentary shows how a veggie garden for the moon can sustain life on Earth
(Phys.org) —When Apollo astronauts stood on the moon and looked back at the Earth, they were the first humans to see our planet as a completely isolated system, bounded on all sides by the endless black ...