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

X-rays reveal why the Moon has no volcanoes

The Moon is an almost completely still world, its eternal peace and quiet disrupted only by the occasional meteor or Apollo astronaut. But we now know there's plenty of magma inside the Moon. So why are there no volcanoes? » 2/19/12 4:00pm 2/19/12 4:00pm

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

Apollo astronaut really did hit lunar golf ball for miles and miles and…

Apollo 14 astronaut Alan Shepard famously took a golf ball along with him to the Moon, making him the first person to play golf on another world. But just how far did his shot travel? One physicist has the answer. » 10/03/10 11:00am 10/03/10 11:00am

Former Astronaut Announces: We Are Officially Not Alone

Don't believe in the existence of extra-terrestrials? The US Government disagrees with you, but they'd never admit it in public. At least, that's what one former astronaut is claiming, and wouldn't a former astronaut know? » 4/21/09 7:30am 4/21/09 7:30am