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Apollo 11

Image(s) of the day: The original, 1969 mission report from Apollo 11
Nov 1, 2016

Until we actually put a few humans on Mars, Apollo 11 will stand as the most monumental space mission in human history. So, you want to take a deep dive into the space geek minutiae of the first time humans set foot on the moon?

If you want the treasury to make this sweet Apollo 11 coin, you better call your senator
Aug 18, 2016

We’re three years away from the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing, and the United States Treasury was looking to commemorate the occasion with a sweet space-centric coin. But there’s just one problem.

That time NASA accidentally sold a piece of irreplaceable Apollo history for less than $1,000
Aug 16, 2016

As far as space geeks go, Illinois native Nancy Carlson was probably the luckiest one on the planet — at least until NASA detained her legally purchased Apollo relic and she had to sue to (maybe) get it back.

Explore (and print your own) Apollo 11 command module with this new 3D scan
Jul 20, 2016

It was 47 years ago today that NASA’s Apollo 11 mission landed on the moon, and now you can take a deep dive into the cramped Columbia spacecraft — or print your own.

Stanley Kubrick's daughter debunks infamous moon landing conspiracy theory once and for all
Jul 6, 2016

It’s been rumored for years: With NASA fighting to be the first country to put men on the moon in the late 1960s, the government tapped visionary director Stanley Kubrick to film a fake landing that would be passed off as real. It’s ridiculous, of course, but the rumor persists.

Smithsonian launches Kickstarter to 'reboot' Neil Armstrong’s Apollo spacesuit
Jul 21, 2015

Smithsonian launches Kickstarter to ‘reboot’ Neil Armstrong’s Apollo spacesuit

How NVIDIA proved the moon landing wasn't a hoax with the Unreal Engine
Sep 19, 2014

In the ongoing debate surrounding the authenticity of the Apollo 11 moon landing, some shots were fired from an unexpected source.

Neil Armstrong, 1st person to walk on the moon, dies at 82
Dec 17, 2012

Neil Armstrong, the man whose name became synonymous with the word "astronaut" when he was crowned a national hero as the first human to ever set foot on the moon on July 20, 1969, died Saturday in the Cincinnati area. He was 82.

Read the actual 1969 presidential speech in case of Apollo 11 disaster
Dec 17, 2012

Ever wondered what President Nixon would have said if Armstrong and Aldrin had been stranded on the lunar surface? Here's William Safire's somber, original typewritten message to be read to the American public in the event of their deaths.

Nixon's heartbreaking (and thankfully unneeded) Apollo 11 eulogy
Dec 14, 2012

Fearing the worst possible outcome of the first lunar landing mission—that Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin would be marooned on the Moon—presidential speechwriter William Safire wrote a memo detailing what President Nixon should say to a grieving nation.

AMAZING slo-mo, high-def look at the Apollo 11 launch
Dec 14, 2012

NASA won't be heading to the Moon again anytime soon, but that doesn't make having gotten there in the first place any less awesome.

Relive the flight of Apollo 11 on the Web right now
Dec 14, 2012

To commemorate the first landing on the moon, you can retrace the mission's steps.

Video: Apollo 11's Buzz and Toy Story's Buzz
Dec 14, 2012

A Disney "training video" pairs the Apollo 11 astronaut with his toy counterpart, which is headed to the space station.