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

What happened to all those "Moon trees" whose seeds went into space?

Even if humanity never returns to the Moon, veterans of the lunar missions will still be around for hundreds, maybe even thousands of years. That's because the Apollo 14 astronaut Stuart Roosa brought hundreds of seeds with him to the Moon, and many of these were later planted to create the so-called Moon trees. The… » 2/11/11 1:00pm 2/11/11 1:00pm

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