Survival: Terrifying moments in space flight
Space is a dangerous and sometimes fatal business, but happily there were moments where a situation happened and the astronauts were able to recover.
Apollo astronauts relive experiences at ceremony
(AP) -- It was a reunion of reunions. Twelve Apollo astronauts reminisced, traded stories and poked fun at each other Friday night as the 40th anniversary of the first moon landing and moonwalk approached.
Where were you when Apollo 11 landed? Not born yet
(AP) -- Most Americans have never known a world where man hasn't been to the moon. It used to be a given that people knew where they were when man first walked on the moon on July 20, 1969, watching the black-and-white ...
Apollo 11 astronauts look beyond moon, toward Mars
(AP) -- The astronauts who first landed on the moon aren't dwelling on their small lunar steps. Instead, two of them on Sunday urged mankind to take a giant leap to Mars.
Taking space in stride: New analysis could lead to better lunar, Mars spacesuits (w/ Video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- Anyone who has watched videos of the Apollo astronauts moving across the surface of the moon has noticed the unusual loping gait they sometimes adopted and their slow, almost graceful, movements. Now a new ...
The thirty-ninth anniversary of the last moonwalk
On December 13, 1972, Apollo 17 Commander Eugene A. Cernan and Lunar Module Pilot (LMP) Harrison H. Jack Schmitt made the final lunar EVA or moonwalk of the final Apollo mission. Theirs was the ...
Fake Astronaut Gets Hit by Artificial Solar Flare
(PhysOrg.com) -- In 1972, Apollo astronauts narrowly escaped a potential catastrophe. On August 2nd of that year, a large and angry sunspot appeared and began to erupt, over and over again for more than a ...
Moon mining a step closer with new lunar soil simulant
Australian researchers have developed a substance that looks and behaves like soil from the moon's surface and can be mixed with polymers to create 'lunar concrete', a finding that may help advance plans ...
Google offers 'guided tour' of the moon
(AP) -- Google Inc. is offering a more wide-ranging view of the Moon, 40 years after humans first landed there.
California to vote on naming Apollo 11's garbage a historical resource
When the Apollo 11 astronauts blasted off from the moon, they left behind not just the small steps of men but a giant pile of equipment and junk for all of mankind.
Study of lunar dust may lead to better flood forecasts on Earth
Forecasters may one day be able to provide better flood warnings, thanks to the Apollo astronauts who landed on the moon more than four decades ago.
Soviet, US astronauts mark 35 years since space handshake
Elderly US astronauts reunited with their Soviet-era counterparts in Moscow on Wednesday to mark the 35th anniversary of their epic "handshake in space" in 1975 at the height of the Cold War.
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 ...
Can Curiosity Mars mission inspire like Apollo?
(AP)—Neil Armstrong inspired millions with his moonwalk. Can a feisty robotic rover exploring Mars do the same for another generation? With manned missions beyond the International Space Station on hold, ...