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Moon Landing

WATCH: Remembering The First Man On The Moon

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 08.27.2013 | Science

On Aug. 25, 2012, Neil Armstrong, the first human to set foot on the moon, died at the age of 82. To mark the first anniversary of Armstrong's dea...

Could THIS Be The Next National Park?

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 07.11.2013 | Science

If you plan to visit all the national parks on your next road trip, you just might be out of luck, unless you have access to a space shuttle. Two lawm...

How A Team Of Women Played A Crucial Part In The Moon Landing

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.28.2013 | Women

Though the first humans on the moon were men, the mission wouldn't have been a success without a certain team of women. The women who created the ...

Re-Igniting America's Solar Impulse

Tom Weis | Posted 07.21.2013 | Green
Tom Weis

Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg are making history by flying across America in a 100 percent solar-powered plane that collects enough energy during the day to fly through the night on battery power alone.

NASA Chief Ends Speculation About Manned Moon Missions

Posted 04.09.2013 | Science

By: Miriam Kramer Published: 04/08/2013 03:18 PM EDT on NASA chief Charles Bolden says the space agency won't be sending astronauts to l...

Teeny-Tiny Moon Walker Goes On Display

Posted 02.26.2013 | Science

By: Leonard David Published: 02/26/2013 06:47 AM EST on The first steps by Apollo 11 astronauts on moon in 1969 may have marked a giant ...

Did Neil Armstrong Lie About His Famous Line?

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

"That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." It's one of the 20th century's most famous lines, but what if Neil Armstrong lied abou...

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.

Did U.S. Have Plans To Nuke The Moon?

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 11.28.2012 | Science

A story that surfaced over a decade ago is making the rounds again this week, as some media outlets are reporting that the U.S. considered detonating ...

He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother

Harvey Rosenfield | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics
Harvey Rosenfield

Consider that the cost of the getting to the Moon in today's dollars would be about $26 billion less than taxpayers spent bailing out the insurance giant AIG.

This Is How We Walk on the Moon

Kevin Hansen | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics
Kevin Hansen

If the U.S. seeks to send a manned space mission to Mars or reach similar such milestones by the end of the 2020s -- or sooner -- it need provide no more than it did in the 1960s: funding, political will, and presidential accountability.

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...

A Tale of Two Heroes

Joan Z. Shore | Posted 10.29.2012 | Celebrity
Joan Z. Shore

And so we have two men who achieved extraordinary fame through determination and diligence, but who responded to fame very differently. One exulted in his success, and became a hero of his time; the other shunned publicity, and became an enduring icon.

Space, Jerry Brown's Place, and A Race

William Bradley | Posted 10.27.2012 | Technology
William Bradley

Now space is happening again, in ways different than before. While NASA begins to refocus on a true deep-space mission to the asteroid belt while maintaining its presence with the International Space Station, private enterprise is beginning to pick up the slack for orbital missions.

A Blue Moon for Armstrong and Other Lunar Facts

Varla Ventura | Posted 10.27.2012 | Weird News
Varla Ventura

Along with other pioneering astronauts, Neil Armstrong changed the way we look at moon and what we know about the mysterious orb. On August 31, a Blue Moon will occur -- the perfect time to honor the first man on the moon!

The Neil Armstrong Era: Boldly Going Where No One Went Before

Howard Barbanel | Posted 10.26.2012 | Science
Howard Barbanel

Armstrong represented an America of really big dreams and of infinite possibility. Today, what passes for discourse in this country? Celebrity divorces? Politicians vilifying and dehumanizing one another over the relative merits of the federal budget?

How The Media Covered Neil Armstrong's Historic Feat

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 10.25.2012 | Media

"Man on the moon! Whew! Boy." That's all that Walter Cronkite could think of to say on July 20, 1969, when Neil Armstrong, who died on Saturday, fi...

Neil Armstrong Undergoes Heart Surgery

AP | Posted 10.08.2012 | Science

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, was recovering Wednesday from heart surgery, days after his 82nd birthday. It wa...

Coming Soon: Your Vacation To The Moon

Smithsonian | Posted 09.21.2012 | Travel

Forty-three years ago, Neil Armstrong became the first man to set foot on the moon. Nowadays, the idea of vacation on the moon is gaining traction with the American public.

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...

Space Agency To Lift Veil On Storied Rocket Facility

Posted 06.12.2012 | Science

By: Robert Z. Pearlman Published: 06/12/2012 07:45 AM EDT on The NASA control center that gave the command to launch rockets to the mo...

NASA Simply Stopped Being a Priority

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 06.30.2012 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

Will we look back and ask ourselves whether the decision to abandon space was a wise decision? Or will historians look back and identify this decision as a textbook example of when America sacrificed long-term strategic goals for short-term interests.

In the Age of Obama, the Eagle Has Fallen

Ken Blackwell | Posted 06.24.2012 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

The American Apollo program was one of the greatest events in all of human history. By turning our backs on JFK's achievement, we have consented to national humiliation and national decline.