The countdown is now on for the launch of the first reimagined galleries in the National Air and Space Museum. The Smithsonian announced that it will reopen half of the flagship building on Oct. 14.
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!
A rare Corvette is to be restored, 51 years after its one-time owner launched with the first car to be driven on the moon. Project AstroVette Endeavour aims to return the car to its 1971 condition.
A jacket worn by Buzz Aldrin set a new record for the most-ever paid at auction for a flown-in-space artifact, while Aldrin's pen credited with saving the Apollo 11 mission failed to sell.
A new statue of an Apollo astronaut now stands near NASA in Houston, just in time for the anniversary of the first moon landing. To find it, just follow the Golden Arches.
We honor the heroes of Apollo 11 and all those who made their accomplishment possible, yet many still deride astronauts in the U.S. private space industry.
More than half a century since its pages served as humanity's first roadmap to the moon, NASA's Apollo 11 flight plan has been relaunched.
An astronaut will take to the field as a baseball player walks on the moon — at least, the latter in bobblehead format — as part of NASA Night with the Houston Astros.
The rocket that launched the first astronauts to the moon will blast off from the back of a new dollar coin in 2024. NASA's Saturn V will be featured on Alabama's American Innovation $1 Coin.
As it turns out, attempting to sell moon dust that was extracted from the stomachs of cockroaches does indeed bug NASA. So much so, that the space agency requested RR Auction halt its sale.
Less than a month after "Apollo 13" opened, President Bill Clinton met with Jim Lovell to present one of the highest awards an astronaut can receive: the Congressional Space Medal of Honor.
A monument now stands at Arlington National Cemetery in memory of the Apollo 1 crew, the first astronauts to die in their spacecraft, 55 years after the fire took their lives.
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.
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."