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!
At an event celebrating Virgin Galactic's historic flight on Dec. 13, founder Sir Richard Branson shared that he hopes to make his first flight on the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11.
President Donald Trump on Thursday (Feb. 7) honored the service and sacrifice of astronauts who gave their lives in the pursuit of space exploration during NASA's annual Day of Remembrance.
The 'dark' side of the moon isn't really darker than the 'light side of the moon. But it does appear to get colder at night.
A Belgian artist who saw his creation left on the moon as a tribute to fallen astronauts has now realized his original idea for the statuette.
This year we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11. And one small step (and giant leap) will celebrate that milestone in a distinct, creative way.
NASA will hold its annual Day of Remembrance on Feb. 7, agency officials announced Tuesday (Jan. 29).
A chunk of material brought back from the moon by NASA astronauts in 1971 harbors a 4-billion-year-old piece of Earth that was blasted off our planet by a long-ago impact, a new study suggests.
Almost a half century after humans first set foot on the moon, you can now buy a U.S. half dollar struck with the image of an astronaut's boot print on the lunar surface.
Every year, NASA honors the people it has lost with a ceremony called the Day of Remembrance — but this year's event is postponed indefinitely because the federal government remains shut down.
The cotton plants that sprouted on the moon's far side aboard China's Chang'e 4 lander are dead, done in by the bitter cold of the lengthy lunar night.
When Neil Armstrong was preparing to leave the moon nearly 50 years ago, he allegedly thought the box holding the team's rock samples looked a little empty. So he shoveled in some soil to top it off.
China's historic robotic mission to the moon's far side could presage some ambitious and unprecedented human exploration of Earth's nearest neighbor a few years down the road, experts say.