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Apollo 11

Neil Armstrong's Space Suit Gloves On Display

AP | Posted 09.05.2012 | DC

CHANTILLY, Va. -- Neil Armstrong's space suit gloves and visor worn during his historic first walk on the moon are going on temporary display at the S...

Neil Armstrong and the Space Generation

Anna Leahy | Posted 10.31.2012 | Science
Anna Leahy

The first era of U.S. manned spaceflight ends, and we are the adults of this nation now. Armstrong and eleven other men visited the Moon, but those of us who were watching, as young as we might have been then, are the space generation.

Neil Armstrong Had A Creative Life Insurance Plan

Posted 08.31.2012 | Business

Paying for life’s necessities can be tough, but if you’re a famous astronaut you might have a few more options than most. Before Neil Armstron...

We Believed We Could Touch the Sky

Patricia McGuire | Posted 10.28.2012 | DC
Patricia McGuire

Armstrong's death last week has evoked numerous gauzy tributes to his amazing courage. But romantic memories of that historic moment belie the real triumph for Armstrong, NASA, and our deeply conflicted nation of the late 1960's.

In Rare Interview, Neil Armstrong Recalled Moon Mission's 'Emotional Moment'

| Posted 08.25.2012 | Science

By Andrew Chaikin Editor's note (8/25/12): Neil Armstrong's family confirmed his death today at age 82. Earlier this month, shortly after his birthd...

Second Man On Moon Calls Neil Armstrong 'American Hero' And 'Best Pilot I Ever Knew'

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 08.26.2012 | Science

Neil Armstrong, who died today at the age of 82, is being remembered as an American hero by Buzz Aldrin, the Apollo 11 astronaut who followed him onto...

Apollo 11 Flight Director Gene Krantz Explains How To Park On The Moon

James M. Clash | Posted 09.20.2012 | Travel
James M. Clash

Stout and brawny and still looking like a marine drill instructor at 78, Krantz set the record straight for me.

43 Years Ago...

Posted 07.21.2012 | Science

It was 43 years ago on Friday that Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, two members of the Apollo 11 crew, became the first humans to set foot on t...

Amazon CEO Claims Remarkable Discovery At Bottom Of Atlantic Ocean

The Huffington Post | Craig Kanalley | Posted 03.28.2012 | Technology

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced today that an underwater sea expedition he financed has discovered artifacts from the Apollo 11 mission to the moon at...

Apollo 11 Site Glimpsed Again In Image From NASA Satellite

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 03.13.2012 | Science

“It has a stark beauty all its own.” Those are the words Neil Armstrong used to describe the lunar landscape shortly after becoming the first man ...

PHOTOS: Apollo 1 Tragedy Recalled 45 Years Later

Posted 01.27.2012 | Science

Long before the triumphant moon landing of Apollo 11 and the heroism of Apollo 13, three astronauts died in a flash fire inside the capsule of Apollo ...

American Space Exploration Leadership -- Why and How

Buzz Aldrin | Posted 03.05.2012 | Science
Buzz Aldrin

2012 is an inflection year -- the year we will and must decide whether the U.S. has the will and ability to lead the world in human space exploration. For me, I am betting we do -- and here is how I suggest we begin.

Space History in DC: The Space Window

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 10.03.2011 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

In the course of spending five weeks living in a city like Washington DC that's so popular with tourists, I couldn't help but think about the way different people have different reasons for visiting a site or attraction.

Final Shuttle Landing Brings Memories of Apollo Astronauts

James M. Clash | Posted 09.16.2011 | Technology
James M. Clash

"As I stepped up onto the ladder, I looked back at Earth in all its splendor -- I call it sitting on God's front porch looking home -- then down at my last footprint and realized, 'Hey, I'm not coming this way again.'"

Missing Moon Dust Found At Auction Returned To NASA

AP | By JIM SALTER | Posted 08.24.2011 | Technology

ST. LOUIS -- The few specks of dust stuck to a small swatch weren't much to look at, but federal prosecutors said Thursday that those flecks, which we...

NASA Busts Woman Selling $1.7M 'Moon Rock'

AP | ROBERT JABLON | Posted 11.16.2011 | Weird News

LOS ANGELES — She promised the moon, for a sky-high price. He wasn't buying. A woman who tried to sell what she said was a rare piece of moon r...

Brooklyn, We Have a Problem

Charlie Carillo | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Charlie Carillo

A signed copy of Neil Armstrong's flight plan for the Apollo 11 moon mission just sold at auction for $51,000. But if my late grandmother had been there, she would not have lifted her bidding paddle.

In Memoriam -- A Rededication to Space

Buzz Aldrin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Buzz Aldrin

In the present uncertainties of the space program, a great transitional opportunity exists. As we reflect back upon the tragic loss of Challenger, we must rise to the challenge in the spirit of those who have so bravely shown the way forward.

Hot-Air Ballooning at the Reno Air Races with Brian Jones

James M. Clash | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
James M. Clash

They call it "auto racing in the sky." Every year, aircraft owners gather in Reno to compete on big ovals, like NASCAR, except the tracks are in the clouds.

Apollo 11 VIDEO: Slow-Motion Launch Captures Stunning Details

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

To us space geeks, each and every NASA space shuttle launch is breathtaking--it is exhilarating, exciting, and, even, unnerving to hear the low rumble...

This Week In Art: The Art of Collaboration

Bettina Korek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

In today's interconnected world, with virtually no barriers to entry for anyone who wants to participate in the dialogue, I believe that the best projects will come from working together.

Farouk El-Baz: From Egypt's Deserts to the Moon and Back

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

El-Baz plans to highlight the issues of sustainable development and self-preservation at the Arab Environment 2009 conference in Beirut, Lebanon this November

Technology, the Road to Recovery, and Personal Prosperity

Dean Garfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Dean Garfield

It is time to marshal industry and scientific innovation to advance our key terrestrial priorities. The deep cultural divisions of the 1960s are largely behind us, but challenges remain.

Neighborhood Watch on Planet Earth

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Winship

One of the most valuable contributions of our exploration of the skies has been the knowledge gained from being able to examine our own earthly neighborhood from the distance of space.

Another '60s Anniversary: The Ur-Action Blockbuster Goldfinger

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Though Goldfinger looks almost sedate compared to today's jittery, mashed-up action pictures, editor Peter Hunt's work 45 years ago, emphasizing fast hard cuts, was an innovation.