Here are our picks for the most amazing space photos of the week.
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!
Fifty years ago today, the astronaut spent his birthday in quarantine after returning from the moon.
While the first astronauts ate food cubes, future astronauts might have food that's very different — and possibly even fresh vegetables.
The Apollo lunar rovers have been recognized as historic landmarks in Kent, Washington, where they were built at the Boeing Space Center.
After picking up a film magazine that Neil Armstrong dropped on the moon, one NASA photographer accidentally became the first person in the world to touch moon dust.
NASA's Apollo program put the first humans on the moon. See how the missions flew in this photo tour.
The Ohio State Fair is buttering up its visitors with a sculpture series to celebrate the big moon-landing anniversary 50 years ago.
Canada has two “goodwill” moon rocks with interesting tales for historians: the Apollo 17 sample is back on display in Ottawa, while the location of the Apollo 11 rock remains unknown.
Apollo astronauts left reflector experiments on the moon, and now, new and improved retroreflectors are being sent to the lunar surface.
A new children's book gives its young readers the perspective of walking onto a new world through the eyes of Apollo 12 moonwalker and painter Alan Bean.
The Apollo missions helped us solve many of the moon's mysteries, but many questions were left unanswered — and even more arose as a result of the samples the astronauts brought back.
It's too weird to make up: NASA fed some of its precious Apollo 11 lunar samples to cockroaches. And dumped it in fishbowls. And injected mice with it. No, really.
NASA released these panoramic images of the Apollo landing sites for the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11.
The moon may be dead, but the Apollo 11 astronauts still managed to bring extraterrestrial life back to Earth. Astronomer/alien hunter Seth Shostak explains.
Neil Armstrong's family won a wrongful-death settlement against a hospital in 2014, and it's only now coming to light.
It would have been the ultimate contingency of Apollo 11: What if the astronauts returning home unleashed upon Earth something dangerous and foreign to science — moon germs?
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