Using data from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, researchers have recreated the Apollo 13 trip around the moon.
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!
The flight plans had been filed, the logistics confirmed and the countdown was on to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 13 mission. Then, the world had a problem.
Jack Swigert was an expert pilot and NASA astronaut most famous for his role as command module pilot for Apollo 13.
A proposal to land the Apollo lunar module on the reverse side of a new $1 coin has been waved off by the committees reviewing the design.
Apollo 15 astronaut Alfred M. Worden, who performed the first-ever spacewalk in deep space while on his way home from the moon in 1971, has died at the age of 88.
The moon and Earth may be more different than long thought, challenging existing models for how the moon formed, a new study finds.
The Cosmosphere space museum is expanding its SpaceWorks restoration and replication division to include a line of space artifact rentals, beginning with an Apollo 13 50th anniversary exhibit.
A former NASA manager who was in mission control when Apollo 13 "had a problem" worked with a small postal service to celebrate the missions's 50th anniversary with new set of stamps.
'Columbia' is once again destined for the District of Columbia. The command module is returning to the National Air and Space Museum after a two-year, five-city tour.
If you missed your chance to see "Apollo 13" in theaters when it was first released in 1995, do we have a special treat for you.
Record-breaking NASA astronaut Christina Koch welcomed the decade that the U.S. plans to return to the moon with a stunning moonrise photo.
The U.S. Mint's mission to commemorate the first moon landing has reached its end. Sale of the 2019 Apollo 11 50th Anniversary coins is closing on Friday, Dec. 27.
Queen Elizabeth II celebrated the 50th anniversary of NASA's Apollo 11 moon landing in her annual Christmas message to the world on Wednesday (Dec. 25).
Three lunar missions, commercial spaceflight milestones, the first all-woman spacewalk — 2019 was a busy year in space for public and private entities alike.
"Cosmic Birth" explores Iceland's often-overlooked contributions to the Apollo program and unfolds into a love letter to the moon and Earth.