Christine Lunsford joined the Space.com team in 2010 as a freelance producer and later became a contributing writer, covering astrophotography images, astronomy photos and amazing space galleries and more. During her more than 10 years with Space.com, oversaw the site's monthly skywatching updates and produced overnight features and stories on the latest space discoveries. She enjoys learning about subjects of all kinds.
On Dec. 7, 1972, NASA launched its last Apollo mission to the moon: Apollo 17. See photos from the historic mission here.
On April 16, 1972 NASA launched the Apollo 16 moon landing mission, which sent three astronauts to the moon's Descartes region. See photos from the historic flight in our gallery here.
The Caldor Fire, one of the largest in California's history, has been blazing since Aug. 14, 2021.
With 11 crewmembers, two SpaceX Crew Dragon missions and a Russian module mishap, it's been a busy mission! See photos of the Expedition 65 crew in action.
See photos of the astronauts and cosmonauts of International Space Station Expedition 64.
From fist bumps at JPL to Mars donuts at Krispy Kreme and Red Planet billboards in New York City, people went all out for the Perseverance rover's landing.
See photos of the astronauts and cosmonauts of Expedition 63 to the International Space Station.
At 4:18pm EDT (2018 GMT) on March 26, 2020, United Launch Alliance's Atlas V rocket blasted off of Earth, carrying a satellite for the United States Space Force.
In April 1970, NASA launched three Apollo 13 astronauts to land on the moon. But disaster struck on the way there, and the landing was scrapped. See photos of Apollo 13's epic survival mission here.
See photos of and by the crew of the Expedition 62 mission to the International Space Station.
SpaceX launched its third batch of 60 Starlink satellites on Jan. 6, 2020, on a Falcon 9 rocket. See photos of the mission here!
Australia's deadly wildfires have killed at least 28 people since they began in September 2019 and continued into January 2020. Here's the view from space by NASA satellites.
The year 2019 was an amazing one for space photography. From rocket launches to the northern lights, here's 100 cosmic views dazzled us as the year made its annual trip around the sun.
In 2019, NASA practiced ways to extract astronauts from SpaceX's Crew Dragon and Boeing's Starliner space capsules. See photos of those very different emergency services here.
NASA's Apollo 12 mission sent three astronauts to the moon in November 1969 to make the second crewed lunar landing in history. See how that mission went in photos in our photo gallery here!
On Oct. 16, 2019, Virgin Galactic unveiled the sleek blue jumpsuits, jackets and other gear its passengers will wear on space tourist flights. See more photos of the novel new spacewear line!
Hazzaa Ali Almansoori is the first astronaut of the United Arab Emirates. He launched on his first space mission on Sept. 25, 2019. See photos of Almansoori's mission in this Space.com gallery.
See photos from Expedition 60 space mission here, including astronaut photos and views of Earth from space!