Simulating the moon at the Cinder Lakes Crater Fields
Between the years of 1969 and 1972 the astronauts of the Apollo missions personally explored the alien landscape of the lunar surface, shuffling, bounding, digging, and roving across six sites on the Moon. ...
Noel Hinners, former NASA scientist, dies at 78
Noel Hinners, a former chief scientist for NASA who helped plan the scientific exploration of the moon for the Apollo program and later oversaw projects such as the Mars Surveyor Program, has died.
Image: Orion crew module at the Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building, Kennedy Space Center
NASA's Orion spacecraft crew module has been stacked on the service module inside the Operations and Checkout Building at Kennedy Space Center—renamed on July 21, 2014 as the Neil Armstrong Operations and ...
Image: Soaring over Lunar Mt. Hadley
(Phys.org) —Apollo mission planners selected an adventurous landing site for Apollo 15 located on a relatively small patch of lava plains, called "mare" on the moon. This site is nestled between the towering ...
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.
Apollo 13 astronaut's toothbrush sells for $11,794
A toothbrush used by one of the American astronauts who flew to the Moon was sold at auction for nearly $12,000, or triple the starting bid, the auction house said Friday.
Dead astronaut's toothbrush on auction for $4,000
A toothbrush used by one of the American astronauts who flew to the Moon is being auctioned off at a starting bid of $4,000, a Los Angeles auction house said Tuesday.
Digging deep in search of water on the moon
One of the main aims of the Apollo missions of the 1960s was to determine whether the moon had any water on it. If man were to build a colony on the moon, having water present would make living there easier.
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 ...
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 ...
Apollo 11 checklist, spacesuit sold at NY auction
An Apollo 11 lunar surface checklist sheet was among the coveted items sold at a New York City auction of space exploration artifacts.
Apollo-Soyuz cosmonaut Valery Kubasov dies at 79
Soviet cosmonaut Valery Kubasov, who took part in the first docking of a US Apollo spacecraft with a Soviet Soyuz, has died aged 79, the Russian spacecraft corporation said Thursday.
Forty-fifth anniversary of 'Earthrise' image
Forty-five years ago, in December of 1968, the Apollo 8 crew flew from the Earth to the Moon and back again.
NASA releases new Earthrise simulation video
NASA has issued a new visualization of the events leading to one of the iconic photographs of the 20th Century – Earth rising over the moon captured by the crew of the Apollo 8 mission.