The hundreds of people who have been to space have traveled on just a handful of vehicles, eight in all over nearly six decades of spaceflight.
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 new map has provided the blueprints for the moon, revealing the true nature of Earth's rocky companion.
Buzz Aldrin is leveraging his famous quarantine experience of five decades ago to help society deal with the coronavirus pandemic, which has much of the world under a stay-at-home order.
Fifty years after Apollo 13, you can hear NASA's Apollo engineers discussing live what it was really like to work at the agency during one of its most hair-raising missions.
After the explosion and the course correction that brought them back to Earth, the Apollo 13 astronauts still had a problem. Missing moon rocks. The solution, 50 years ago, was... souvenirs.
NASA bills its Apollo 13 moon mission as a "successful failure," a tale of survival and victory. But what if NASA had failed?
After piloting a crippled spacecraft around the far side of the moon, the crew of NASA's stricken Apollo 13 received a rare bit of good news on April 14, 1970. It turns out, they'd made a moonquake.
Fifty years after Apollo 13, a vintage documentary from the National Archives takes us back to one of the most iconic human spaceflight missions of all time.
Apollo 13 was NASA's third moon-landing mission, but the astronauts never made it to the lunar surface. Here are the events that transpired.
"I'm naturally concerned. How do things look this morning?" It is 7:06 a.m. CDT on April 14, 1970. Ten hours earlier, almost to the minute, an explosion aboard Apollo 13 put the mission into peril.
A small portion of the metal in NASA's official Apollo 13 50th anniversary medallions flew to the moon and back and are just one of many Apollo 13 mementos you can score.
Fifty years ago today (April 11), three astronauts launched to space, poised to be the next humans to walk on the moon. But things didn't exactly go according to plan.
It was 50 years ago Monday (April 13) that the Apollo 13 crew famously told NASA: "Houston, we've had a problem." You can celebrate the "successful failure" with a NASA documentary and more.
Fred Haise is an ex-NASA astronaut most famous for his role as the lunar module pilot on the nearly-disastrous Apollo 13 mission.