How NASA Captured This Iconic Footage Of Apollo 17 Leaving The Moon

When Apollo 17 lifted off from the moon 42 years ago this week, a camera captured the movements of the spacecraft — even though nobody was left behind to, say, establish a lunar base. How was that possible? » 12/16/14 8:20am 12/16/14 8:20am

Alan Shepard: Astronaut, Pilot, Golfer

While astronauts are by definition cool, Alan Shepard holds a special place in my heart for his unique style. He was one of the original Mercury Seven astronauts, and the only one from the group to make it to the moon. ...where he played golf, because he's awesome. » 5/04/14 6:42am 5/04/14 6:42am

Apollo F-1 engines recovered from the bottom of the Atlantic by Bezos…

So this is wild. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' eponymous Bezos Expeditions has successfully recovered F-1 rocket engines – used during the Apollo missions – from the depths of the Atlantic Ocean. Pictured above, an F-1 Thrust Chamber can be seen aboard the vessel from which Bezos' team has spent the last several weeks… » 3/20/13 2:56pm 3/20/13 2:56pm

The Suits That Carried Our Heroes To The Moon

Check out this row of experimental astronaut suits — they look like something out of Tintin. With the 40th anniversary of the Moon landing coming up, the National Air and Space Museum is displaying precious Apollo mission artifacts. Gallery below. » 7/17/09 10:32am 7/17/09 10:32am