Apollo 11 - updates

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One giant leap: 50 years ago, humanity's first steps on the Moon

Jul 20, 2019 - 3:07 PM

(UPDATED) NASA plans to return to the Moon to test technology for Mars by 2024

Apollo 11 space mission US astronaut Buzz Aldrin is seen conducting experiments with the Passive Experiment Package (PSE) on the moon's surface on a picture taken by Neil Armstrong after both climbed down the ladder of the lunar module "Eagle" on July 21, 1969 to become the first men in history to set foot on the moon's surface. AFP PHOTO NASA (Photo by - / NASA / AFP)

Space crew to blast off for ISS on moon landing anniversary

Jul 20, 2019 - 1:00 PM

The July 20 blast off comes on the same date that NASA's Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon in 1969, marking a defining moment in the so-called 'space race' with the Soviet Union

APOLLO 11. US Astronaut Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin is shown walking near the Lunar Module 20 July 1969 during the Apollo 11 space mission. Visible as a reflection in Aldrin's visor is Neil Armstrong, the man who took the photo. Photo by NASA

Hard soil, big jumps and epiphanies: What it's like on the Moon

Jul 10, 2019 - 10:46 AM

Here are impressions of some of American men who walked on the Moon, collected from a series of oral history interviews by NASA

How a vintage film format brought 'Apollo 11' back to life

Mar 11, 2019 - 2:09 PM

The film injects new life into the most famous space mission of all time, which transfixed the world from July 16-24, 1969

APOLLO 11. US Astronaut Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin is shown walking near the Lunar Module 20 July 1969 during the Apollo 11 space mission. Visible as a reflection in Aldrin's visor is Neil Armstrong, the man who took the photo. Photo by NASA

Neil Armstrong's huge souvenir collection to be auctioned

Oct 31, 2018 - 2:41 PM

Some items have historical value, such as flags or medallions he wore during the Apollo 11 lunar mission. Others do not – like a boy scout cap or a pin from his high school football team.

AUCTION. Items that belonged to US astronaut Neil Armstrong are displayed at Heritage Auctions October 2, 2018 in New York. Photo by Don Emmert/AFP

FOTO: Misi Apollo ke Bulan membuktikan bahwa astronot adalah hipster

Oct 06, 2015 - 3:36 PM

Para astronot adalah hipster sebelum masanya

PANTULAN KACA. Astronot Apollo 12 selfie dengan bayangan rekannya di kaca. Foto NASA.

Smithsonian embraces crowdfunding to preserve lunar spacesuit

Jul 21, 2015 - 10:24 AM

It marks the first time that any Smithsonian museum has embraced crowdfunding to help cover the cost of preserving its most valuable artifacts from the ravages of time

This spacesuit was worn by astronaut Neil Armstrong, Commander of the Apollo 11 mission, which landed the first man on the moon on July 20, 1969. Image by Mark Avino, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution

Moon mementos found languishing in Neil Armstrong's closet

Feb 11, 2015 - 11:08 AM

The objects include a 16mm camera that was mounted on the window of the Eagle lunar module to record the historic landing and Armstrong s one small step

A NASA handout photo dated 20 July 1969 shows Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong working at the base of the lunar module on the moon. NASA/Handout/EPA

Webhits: Neil Armstrong's lunar heartbeat used for a John Lennon cover

Aug 01, 2014 - 8:00 AM

Berlin based songwriter Louise Gold honors the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission by using Neil Armstrong s heartbeat as a bass line for a John Lennon original

More evidence that Earth collision formed Moon – study

Jun 06, 2014 - 11:48 AM

According to theoretical models of the collision the moon would have formed mostly from a planetary body named Theia at between 70 90 with some 10 30 coming from Earth

Photo from AFP

Remains of Neil Armstrong buried at sea

Sep 15, 2012 - 8:43 AM

The cremated remains of Neil Armstrong were scattered at sea after a final tribute to the first man to set foot on the moon

Neil Armstrong, 1930-2012: First man on the moon

Aug 26, 2012 - 10:23 AM

With one small step off a ladder Neil Armstrong became the first human to set foot on the moon on July 20 1969 making him the most lauded American of the Cold War space race

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED. Astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, Apollo 11 Commander, inside the Lunar Module as it rests on the lunar surface after completion of his historic moonwalk, July 20, 1969. Image Credit: NASA

US astronaut Neil Armstrong dead at 82, netizens react

Aug 26, 2012 - 5:20 AM

Armstrong underwent cardiac bypass surgery early August after doctors found blockages in his coronary arteries

UNITED STATES, COLUMBUS : This NASA photo shows Apollo 11 Astronaut Neil Armstrong as he speaks at a celebration dinner at Ohio State University honoring John Glenn's 50th anniversary of Glenn's historic flight aboard Friendship 7 on February 20, 2012, in Columbus, Ohio. Glenn was the first American to orbit Earth. AFP PHOTO/NASA/BILL INGALLS.