No seats? No problem. Throwing away seating was just one of the innovative design compromises NASA made to get astronauts safely on the lunar surface for the first time on July 20, 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!
A curved tribute to the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing recently completed a trip around the curvature of the Earth many times over.
The Apollo 11 moon mission is a challenge for documentarians, director Robert Stone told Space.com. He attempts to address the gap in the new PBS documentary "Chasing the Moon."
Four new clips from National Geographic's "Apollo: Missions to the Moon" tell the story, without narration, of Apollo 11's historic crewed moon landing 50 years ago.
What better way to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 than to pull out binoculars and telescopes to try to spot the historic mission's destination?
A new Smithsonian Channel documentary shows the excitement that the first human moon landing mission 50 years ago generated amid the public.
There was at least one issue with NASA's elaborate procedure to quarantine crews after they came back from the moon, two astronauts on the Apollo 11 crew relate in a new documentary.
President Trump just honored the United States' crowning spaceflight achievement, and stressed that the nation will make an even bigger leap in the coming years.
The American Archive of Public Broadcasting has released rare interviews with the team of astronauts and NASA personnel who brought America to the moon in the 1960s.
This summer is chock-full of incredible space-themed events, as the nation celebrates the 50th anniversary of Neil A. Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin taking humanity’s first steps on the moon.
NASA's Apollo-era Mission Operations Control Room, a National Historic Landmark since 1985, has been restored to appear as it did for the moon landing 50 years ago.
Adam Savage is preparing to make Apollo history — literally. The Mythbuster has partnered with the National Air and Space Museum to create a full-scale replica of an Apollo command module hatch.
Beneath the Space Shuttle Enterprise, presidential historian Douglas Brinkley sat down with Space.com to chat about the Apollo 11 mission and his latest book, "American Moonshot."
If you weren't born when the first crewed moon-landing mission launched — or you want to relive the experience — USA Today's two augmented reality apps will take you step by step through history.
"Apollo 11" is launching onto the small screen, the giant screen and the only screen in outer space.
One month from today will mark the 50th anniversary of humanity's first steps on the moon — but 50 years ago today, NASA still had plenty of work to do to make the Apollo 11 mission a success.
Houston, the Oreo moon landing cookies have landed. The limited edition "Marshmallow Moon" Oreos — and their collectible moon landing-themed stickers — have begun arriving on store shelves.
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