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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 it provided the communications link between Houston and the moon, Collins Aerospace is again helping connect "Space City" with the future of U.S. activities in space.
If you're wondering why humanity hasn't been to the moon in 50 years, consider the circumstances that got us there in the first place.
More than 13,700 people have signed a petition to NASA to name the space agency’s planned Lunar Gateway after Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins, who died last month at the age of 90.
Following his death at age 90, we look back at Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins' colorful life in photos.
Gemini and Apollo astronaut Michael Collins, who orbited the moon during the world's first lunar landing mission, has died at the age of 90.
People around the world are mourning the death of Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins, who piloted the command module for the first-ever moon landing in 1969.
Legendary flight director Glynn S. Lunney, who led Mission Control during some of NASA's most challenging and triumphant hours, has died at the age of 84.
The moon may be devoid of humans (for now), but there is plenty of humanity to be found strewn across the lunar surface.
When Andrew Chaikin's "A Man on the Moon" was first published in 1994, a quarter century had passed since the first astronauts walked on the lunar surface.
Most golfers really want to avoid sand traps, but NASA astronaut Alan Shepard had no choice but to deal with that when wielding a six-iron head on the moon's dusty surface 50 years ago this month.
NASA's Apollo 13 astronauts have been immortalized as a new bronze statue now on display at Space Center Houston.
A new tribute to the 50th anniversary of NASA's Apollo 14 lunar landing mission has grown out of a collaboration between two artists and a touch of moon dust, of sorts.
"Apollo 11: Quarantine," which opens in select IMAX theaters Jan. 29, tells the story of what the Apollo 11 astronauts went through in their first 21 days back on Earth.
It’s hard to care about bootprints sunk in soil 238,900 miles away as humanity suffers the combined burden of an unforgiving virus and a political unease.