For sale: One small sample of the moon brought back to Earth in 1969 by the Apollo 11 astronauts. Condition: Well-traveled and once digested.
NASA's Apollo Program consisted of 17 missions in the 1960s and 1970s to send the first humans to the moon. The program used the mighty Saturn V rocket to launch three astronauts on Apollo spacecraft. Later missions included a Lunar Module for moon landings. It was NASA's Apollo 11 mission in 1969 that landed the first astronauts on the moon (Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin) while a third (Michael Collins) remained in orbit. NASA's final Apollo moon mission was Apollo 17 in 1972. Apollo spacecraft also flew astronauts to NASA's Skylab space station, with the final Apollo capsule used in the historic Apollo-Soyuz docking mission with the Soviet Union in 1975. Take a look back at NASA's Apollo history here!
More than 50 years after the first Apollo samples were brought to Earth, scientists have successfully grown plants in lunar soil for the first time.
NASA scientists have begun to study 50-year-old samples of the moon's surface, collected during the agency's final moon landing mission, Apollo 17.
The last man to have set foot on the moon watched today as Crew-4 blasted off to the International Space Station atop SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket.
Charlie Duke thought he was on his way to exploring an area of the moon that was different from where astronauts had gone before. He just did not know how different it really was.
A minuscule amount of microscopic moon dust sold for half a million dollars after NASA determined that the particles came from the first lunar sample collected by Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong.
Fifty years after it was brought back from the moon, a lunar rock has moved from the "Most Magical Place on Earth" to the "Show Me State." NASA presented the rock to The Space Museum in Missouri.
Before launching Apollo 11 to land astronauts on the moon, NASA secretly sent a fourth grader there first. That is one of the stories in Richard Linklater's "Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Age Childhood."
Reference Apollo 13 was NASA's third moon-landing mission but the astronauts never made it to the lunar surface. It stands as an example of the dangers of space travel.
Almost 50 years ago, in the midst of the Cold War, American astronauts flew to space alongside cosmonauts as part of NASA's first attempt to forge a partnership between the U.S. and Russia in space.
Microscopic pieces of the moon that were found inside a bag used to protect the first astronaut-collected lunar soil sample are heading for auction after being released from NASA property.
The first wristwatch worn on the moon has taken a new giant leap toward affordability. Omega, the Swiss watchmaker behind the Speedmaster, has partnered with Swatch to introduce the MoonSwatch.
In a long-awaited moment, NASA scientists have unsealed an extraterrestrial time capsule 50 years after astronauts collected the rock and dust from the moon.
"It was a sight unseen before by mankind." That was how NASA described the first rollout of a Saturn V rocket. "Spaceport News" could reuse that lede for the first Space Launch System booster.
Nearly 50 years after Apollo 17 astronauts collected rocks from the lunar surface, NASA is finally tapping their samples.
The NASA control center that oversaw the launch of the first astronauts to walk on the moon now bears the name of one of its pioneering directors. Agency officials honored the late Rocco Petrone.
NASA released a new video today (Jan. 27) to remember the three crews and other fallen astronauts who lost their lives in the pursuit of space exploration.
The moon-landing hoax is still believed by some – over 50 years since Apollo 11. We look at why people still think the whole thing never happened.
Reference Neil Armstrong was a NASA astronaut, aeronautical engineer and the first person to walk on the moon, on July 20, 1969.