Collins, who died in 2021 at age 90, was the first person to orbit the moon solo during Apollo 11 in 1969.
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!
Judging by the astronauts who came to remember Walt Cunningham, the Apollo 7 pilot's reach extended far beyond his 1968 launch into space. The group took part in a panel before a funeral service.
A roadside rocket display that has stood as a welcome sign for drivers entering the state of Alabama is no longer safe to be left standing, according to NASA and the museum charged with its care.
Apollo 11 moonwalker Buzz Aldrin married for the fourth time on Friday (Jan. 20) to Romanian chemical engineer Anca Faur, who is executive vice-president of one of Aldrin's companies.
"There's no question that LBJ's legacy relating to space is under appreciated and undervalued as we look at the history of space exploration."
When Miss USA R'Bonney Gabriel took the stage in the Miss Universe 2023 National Costume Show this week, she wore the moon, literally.
New limited edition watches mark the time that U.S. astronauts and Russian cosmonauts traveled together to Space ... Mountain. UNDONE's timepieces celebrate the Apollo-Soyuz crew's visit to Disney.
Walt Cunningham, who tested the Apollo command module in Earth orbit, has died. America's second civilian to fly in space, Cunningham and his Apollo 7 crewmates proved the CM was ready for the moon.
A new climate simulation program has successfully recreated a living, swirling version of the famous 1972 "Blue Marble" photo taken by Apollo 17 astronauts.
NASA restoration wizard Andy Saunders on Apollo 17's restored photos in his new book, "Apollo Remastered"
It took 50 years, but a moon rock intended as a goodwill gift to the people of Cyprus is finally being presented to the island nation. The lunar sample will be handed over in Nicosia.
Is it easier to land on the moon for a sixth time, as Apollo 17 did, or to enter Earth's atmosphere with a new approach, like Artemis 1's Orion capsule will do?
NASA has built a new rocket and spacecraft to get Artemis astronauts to the moon, and it's developing a new toolkit for them to use on the lunar surface as well.
The astronauts of NASA's Apollo 17 spacecraft, the last crewed mission to the moon, took a photograph of Earth and changed the way we visualized our planet forever.
NASA's Apollo 17 mission lifted off on Dec. 7, 1972, sending Gene Cernan, Harrison Schmitt and Ronald Evans toward Earth's nearest neighbor.
The Orion spacecraft flew over the landing sites where Apollo astronauts roamed in the 1960s and 1970s. The Artemis program, however, will find different rocks.
You can now take an aerospace relic under your "wing" and help give it the care it needs. The U.S. Space & Rocket Center Education Foundation has launched an "Adopt an Artifact" program.
Houston, we have a new record holder. NASA's Artemis 1 Orion has now traveled farther beyond Earth than any spacecraft designed to carry astronauts. The Orion flew past the distance set by Apollo 13.
Four small pieces of the moon on a NASA spacecraft have come closer to the lunar surface than they have been in over 50 years. The Apollo 11 samples' return home was part of the Artemis 1 mission.