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Here's How the Apollo Team Trained for Their Historic Space Missions

The astronauts who flew in the Apollo space missions have been immortalized in images of their trips to space, and to the Moon. But in these photographs we see their human sides, as they prepped to leave the planet by training in some of the most forbidding locations on Earth. » 11/03/14 3:00pm 11/03/14 3:00pm

Hero Dad Builds An Amazing Interactive Spaceship For His Son's Bedroom

MAKE Magazine's Jeff Highsmith wanted to build his 4-year-old son an interactive model of an Apollo spacecraft. The result was the surprisingly complex play area seen here – but to really appreciate the thought and effort that went into this project, you really must watch the making-of video. Seriously, this'll blow… » 8/01/14 10:33am 8/01/14 10:33am

"I disappear behind the moon, I am alone now, truly alone"

There were three astronauts on the Apollo 11 mission. Most people can name Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin but many would be hard pressed to name the third man, Command Module Pilot Michael Collins. » 7/20/14 7:57pm 7/20/14 7:57pm

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

The Most Amazing Science Images of 2013

From slow-mo footage on YouTube to deep-space satellite imagery to weird washcloths on the International Space Station, this was a big year for beautiful science. Here for your visceral viewing pleasure are thirty-three of our favorite photos and videos from 2013. » 12/18/13 12:14pm 12/18/13 12:14pm

Two New Apollo Program Books Celebrate Human Exploration of the Moon

In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo program, Zenith Books has published two books that are perfect for space enthusiasts. » 12/12/13 11:37am 12/12/13 11:37am

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

We now know the origin of Russia's meteor

The Chelyabinsk meteor may have snuck up on us by surprise, but it didn't take long for a crack team of astronomers from Colombia to figure out where the damned thing came from and the path it took to get here. By sifting through the copious amounts of video footage available, and after performing some clever… » 2/26/13 11:00am 2/26/13 11:00am

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

Neil Armstrong may have lied about the origins of his "One Small Step"…

They are the most famous words in the history of space exploration, but the origins of Neil Armstrong's pithy "One Small Step" speech may not be what they seem. » 1/02/13 9:00am 1/02/13 9:00am

Enjoy the view from the Apollo 11 landing site in this awesome…

Check out this great find by science blogger extraordinaire Joe Hanson: an interactive panorama that gives you a 360° view of Tranquility Base, the landing site of the Apollo 11 spacecraft and its crew, including the late Neil Armstrong. » 9/04/12 3:40pm 9/04/12 3:40pm

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

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