11 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Human Space Exploration

Space is a weird place, and the quest to explore its mysteries in person has been no small source of strangeness and surprise. Here are some lesser-known facts about humanity's ongoing missions beyond Earth's atmosphere. » 2/19/14 10:54am 2/19/14 10:54am

Watch all six Apollo moon-landings at once

YouTube user lunarmodule5 has collected audio and video from all six Apollo lunar landings into a single, six-minute viewing experience, realigning the footage by 45-degrees to give a pilot's-eye view of each module's descent. » 10/23/13 10:40am 10/23/13 10:40am

Check Out These Beautiful Photos From The Apollo 11 Moon Mission

Yesterday was the 44th anniversary of the first time humans set foot upon the Moon, when the Lunar Module of Apollo 11 landed on July 20th, 1969. Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took plenty of stunning photos, and here are a few shots from angles you may not have seen before. » 7/21/13 1:00pm 7/21/13 1:00pm

This episode is the shame of Battlestar Galactica

Ron Moore's relaunch of Battlestar Galactica was critically acclaimed, but that doesn't mean it didn't have a stinker or two during its four-season run. And if there's one episode where everyone agrees that BSG accidentally crapped the bed — even Moore himself — it's season 2's "Black Market," in which BSG tries to… » 2/21/13 10:30am 2/21/13 10:30am

42 years ago today, astronaut Alan Shepard went golfing on the Moon

In doing so, he secured himself what is hands down the greatest golf story ever told, not to mention the record for longest drive in history — which, if calculations are to be believed, could well have exceeded 2.5 miles, with a hangtime of around 70 seconds. How's that for a long drive? » 2/06/13 11:20am 2/06/13 11:20am

It's knights versus cyborg dolphins, in this sneak preview of

Here's an exclusive sneak preview of Stormwatch #0, a prequel issue for DC Comics' #0 month that is penned by X-Statix and Enigma author Peter Milligan. These particular pages examine the team's intertwining history with DC's medieval injustice-battlers, The Demon Knights. (There are also marauding dolphins in mech… » 9/03/12 6:55am 9/03/12 6:55am

NASA says flags left by Apollo astronauts are still standing

A longstanding question since the days of the Apollo program is whether or not the American flags left by astronauts on the moon are still standing. Buzz Aldrin has claimed that the flag left by the Apollo 11 mission got knocked over by the exhaust from their launch engine, but the fate of the other flags from the… » 7/30/12 12:47pm 7/30/12 12:47pm

And now, Apollo 17 astronauts singing. On the Moon.

Let's say you're an astronaut. You're on the Moon. You're hundreds of thousands of miles away from home, and the only thing between you and near-vacuum conditions is a cumbersome space-suit that affords about as much maneuverability as a body cast. What do you do? » 2/14/12 11:20am 2/14/12 11:20am

Technologies that we've lost - and the quest to find them again

Greek fire. Damascus steel. These are two technological innovations whose secrets are said to be lost to time. Even the original schematics for the Apollo missions have disappeared into the mists of history, forever hidden inside hopelessly obsolete computers. How do we lose technologies that were once so important?… » 2/01/12 9:32am 2/01/12 9:32am

Apollo 14 visited the Moon forty years ago today

Forty years ago today, Apollo 14 completed the third successful lunar landing in human history. As the lunar module Antares took off, astronaut Edgar Mitchell snapped a bunch of photographs that have now created this amazing image of their landing site. But this is just a part of the entire mosaic, which reveals their… » 2/06/11 7:30am 2/06/11 7:30am