Apollo 11 Flight Log, July 23, 1969: Preparing for Landing
Apollo 11 astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong made history on July 20, 1969 as the first humans to walk on the moon. Seen here, a closeup of a boot print left behind by one of the astronauts.
July 23rd, 2014
Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins spent their last full day in space before landing gearing up for their Earth return. See how here.
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Home, Sweet, Moon Cave: Astronauts Could Live in 'Lunar Pits' (Video)
Pit Crater on Mare Tranquillitatis
July 23rd, 2014
Scientists have found hundreds of small pits on the lunar surface that could provide shelter to astronauts exploring the moon. Some of the pits, which are primarily located inside larger craters on the moon, are nearly 3,000 feet wide.
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New Space Race? US Eyes Asteroids as Other Nations Shoot for the Moon
Buzz Aldrin and Flag During First Moon Landing
July 23rd, 2014
In the four decades since Apollo, no humans have landed on the moon. While NASA has no concrete plans to send astronauts back, other nations are talking about going there.
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Young Star Cluster Shines in Stunning Telescope Views (Video, Photo)
Star Cluster NGC 3293
July 23rd, 2014
A family of bright young stars group together against a background of glowing clouds in a new photo from an observatory in the Southern Hemisphere.
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NASA Spacecraft Just One Year Away from Pluto
New Horizons' Spacecraft Illustration
July 22nd, 2014
NASA's New Horizons' mission, which blasted off in 2006, will become the first spacecraft to orbit Pluto in July 2015. The flyby will give researchers their first good look at the distant, frigid dwarf planet.
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Amazing SpaceX Reusable Rocket Test Caught on Video
SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket First Stage Soft Landing
July 22nd, 2014
The video, which SpaceX released today (July 22), shows a Falcon 9 first stage returning to Earth in a controlled fashion after helping launch six commercial satellites on July 14 for the firm Orbcomm.
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