This summer, it will be 50 years since Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin stepped onto the moon's surface and sent back iconic photographs of the bootprints they left behind.
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 after "Charlie Brown" and "Snoopy" circled the moon, the Peanuts characters are now dotting the sky at NASA.
As NASA prepares for the ambitious goal of landing a person on the moon within five years, a conference from the USRA discussed how the past will inform future lunar plans.
A new documentary series about the tumultuous year 1969 shows how the first human moon landing fit into a year also known for murder and music.
Jerrie Cobb, the first woman to pass all the same preflight tests as NASA's seven Mercury astronauts, has died.
Four years after he orbited the moon alone during humanity's first lunar landing mission, Michael Collins brought everyone back on Earth along for the ride.
Budweiser has brewed a new limited edition beer in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing.
Fifty years after splashing down in the Pacific Ocean, the spacecraft that carried the first astronauts to land on the moon has again returned to the United States' west coast.
A detail on the front of author James Donovan's latest release, "Shoot for the Moon," is likely to attract the interest of space history enthusiasts: the endorsement of astronaut Michael Collins.
Neil Armstrong's Apollo 11 mementos are among the flown artifacts now on display as part of a new Smithsonian exhibit dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing.
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence called on NASA to return American astronauts to the moon by 2024 — just five years from now — during the National Space Council meeting on Tuesday (March 26).
For more than 20 years, Lunar Module 9 has been in a state of constant flight. Now, it has finally come down for a landing — and for a closer view by the public.
Northrop Grumman has named its next space station resupply ship after an astronaut who died in NASA's pursuit of the first moon landing.
Last weekend, a large gathering of Apollo astronauts culminated in a story swap that showcased the risks and dangers of spaceflight.
A new documentary, "Apollo 11," includes a trove of unseen film footage of the July 1969 launch that brought two humans to the surface of the moon.
An exhibition at Neil Armstrong's alma mater is offering the public a new look at the student and man who became the first moonwalker.