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Apollo 17

Fly me to the Moon? Why the world should be wary of Elon Musk's space race

The Conversation Global | Posted 03.16.2017 | Politics
The Conversation Global

Fe Ilya/Flickr, CC BY-SA Alan Marshall, Mahidol University Want to fly to the moon? Well, now you won’t have to bother with all those years of rigor...


Todd R. Miller | Posted 10.11.2016 | Science
Todd R. Miller

"'The Commander' tells the story of a retired astronaut who rediscovers his lust for life. Viewers watch as the man, surrounded by memories of the golden age of space exploration, sits solemnly, deep in reflection. When his son hands over the keys to a new Audi R8 V10 plus, he gets behind the wheel and relives the thrill of a rocket-like ride under the stars.

WATCH: Last Moonwalker Makes Historic Call To ISS

Posted 02.10.2013 | Science

By: Robert Z. Pearlman Published: 02/09/2013 09:52 AM EST on HOUSTON — The last man to walk on the moon made an unexpected call to the ...

Walking on the Moon

Matthew Hersch | Posted 02.11.2013 | Science
Matthew Hersch

The universities and laboratories have until the end of 2015 to land their rovers, and it's only a matter of time before one succeeds. What will the rovers will do when they get to the Moon, though, is still up in the air.

Blue Marble Dreams: 40th Anniversary of Iconic Photograph of Our Home

Wallace J Nichols | Posted 02.10.2013 | Impact
Wallace J Nichols

On December 7, 1972 the crew of Apollo 17 pointed their 70 mm Hasselblad out the window and snapped the most famous photograph of all time, an image that "changed humankind's view of Earth forever."

WATCH: Astronauts Dance, Sing On Moon In Vintage Video

Posted 02.22.2012 | Science

Astronauts really do have all the fun. Smithsonian Magazine reminded us on Tuesday of the classic 1972 video of astronauts Harrison "Jack" Schmitt ...

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.'"

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