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11 things to know about the historic Apollo 11 mission

4 hours 11 min ago
CNN Films' "Apollo 11" explores humanity's first moon landing through newly discovered and restored archival footage. Watch Saturday, July 20, at 9 p.m. ET. (CNN) Saturday is the anniversary of what many consider to be the greatest achievement of the 20th ...

Lunar samples on display at Missouri State Museum

4 hours 12 min ago
To mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, the Missouri State Museum is displaying the lunar samples from the 1969 mission that were gifted to the state. The lunar samples will be on display until Aug. 1 in the museum's History Hall, located on the ...

'World in my window': Apollo went to Moon so we could see Earth

4 hours 23 min ago
On their journey to the Moon, the Apollo 11 crew had to rotate their spaceship so that one side didn't "barbecue" in the Sun while the other froze -- meaning they couldn't see their destination until they were almost upon it. But as breathtaking as this new world ...

Watch live: Soyuz to carry crew to ISS on 50th anniversary of Apollo 11

4 hours 50 min ago
July 20 (UPI) -- NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan isn't going to the moon, but he will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission with a trip to the International Space Station. Morgan will be joined inside the Soyuz MS-13 spacecraft by Luca ...

WOW! NASA Releases Stunning Panoramas of Apollo Landing Sites for 50th Anniversary

5 hours 3 min ago
HOUSTON, TEXAS • JOHNSON SPACE CENTER – NASA imagery experts at NASA's Johnson Space Center have “stitched together” images from the Apollo landing sites on the Moon for a 50thanniversary reminder of what the 12 humans who walked on its ...

50 Years Later: Moon Landing Made Memories

5 hours 9 min ago
WHEELING — Many Wheeling residents have memories of the Apollo 11 landing and man's first steps on the moon, even if they did happen “many moons ago.” The walk by astronauts Neil Armstong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin took place July 20, 1969 — 50 ...

Space Research Can Save the Planet—Again

5 hours 15 min ago
The first glimpse humanity got of the world from above was transformative. In 1968, the U.S. astronaut William Anders returned from circling the moon in Apollo 8 with a photograph. It was a simple snapshot of the Earth, the whole Earth, rising above the ...

Moon landing celebrated with anniversary event

5 hours 17 min ago
HUNTINGTON — Fifty years ago Saturday, virtually every television screen in America watched a man from Wapakoneta, Ohio, take one small step. The gravity of the Apollo 11 landing on July 20, 1969, was lost on no one alive to see it. Humans — Americans ...

An antioxidant in red wine might power astronauts on Mars, study says

5 hours 31 min ago
The human body was built to function best with gravity as a grounding force, but astronauts on a mission to Mars could spend between six to nine months on a... Posted: Jul 19, 2019 10:47 PM. Posted By: CNN. AddThis Sharing Buttons. Share to Facebook ...

One Giant Leap for Mankind

5 hours 31 min ago
Fifty years ago on July 20, 1969, an estimated 20% of the world's population gathered around television screens to watch Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin step foot onto the surface of the moon. Just over eight years earlier, President John F. Kennedy stood ...

Kopernik Observatory celebrates 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 Moon Landing

5 hours 39 min ago
VESTAL (WBNG) — Friday night at the Kopernik Observatory was a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. More than 100 people came out Friday for a night of family activities and learning. Official NASA technology and ...

Moon Landing exhibits and activities at museum for $1 admission

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July 20th marks the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. Celebrations are planned across the country. The Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History is taking part in those celebrations. The museum is holding a "Take a Bite Out Of The Moon" ...

Bidding for a piece of the moon

6 hours 3 min ago
From specimens of rare lunar meteorites and the Apollo 11 Lunar Module Timeline Book to the “best surviving videotapes" of man's first steps on the moon, several unique artefacts are being auctioned to commemorate 50 years of the moon landing. Not only ...

Golden jubilee of landing on moon

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50 years ago, on July 20, 1969, millions of people around the world witnessed a trio of astronauts – Neil Armstrong, Edwin Aldrin and Michael Collin - create history as they became the first men to step on the moon. Celebrating this Golden Jubilee of landing ...

Very warm and humid, fair skies

6 hours 29 min ago
WLKY chief meteorologist Jay Cardosi with your forecast. Advertisement. Recommended. Moon landing timeline: From blastoff to splashdown · 14-year-old boy dies after being shot inside Parkland home, police say · The 'Cats' trailer is here and it's horrifying ...

Lego unveils life-size Apollo 11 astronaut model at DC event

7 hours 7 min ago
(Gray News) - Lego unveiled a life-size model showcasing the space suit worn on the moon in 1969, just in time for the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission. According to a news release, the model is displayed on the National Mall in Washington DC as ...

'500 men and me': JoAnn Morgan describes being lone woman in Apollo 11 firing room

7 hours 28 min ago
Tuesday marked 50 years since a Saturn V rocket blasted off from the Kennedy Space Center, launching into space a trio who were bound for the moon. >> Read more trending news. JoAnn Morgan was the lone woman in the firing room during the Apollo 11 ...

Moon rocks displayed at Bethel museum

7 hours 31 min ago
BETHEL — It was something truly out of this world. The Moon in Maine Lunar Landing Extravaganza held at the Maine Mineral & Gem Museum on Friday evening revealed the largest piece of the moon ever to fall to the Earth, along with other pieces of the ...

A 206-Foot Asteroid Just Shot Past Earth On Its First-Ever Pass By Our Planet

8 hours 10 min ago
On any given year, planet Earth is visited by countless asteroids – some larger, some smaller – that traipse through our corner of the solar system as they journey around the sun. While many of these space rocks, classified as near-Earth objects (NEOs), ...

Study of 'invaluable' moon rocks still sparks new theories — including on how life started on Earth

8 hours 13 min ago
Though the moon rocks and regolith (soft, powdery lunar sand) brought back from the Apollo missions are some of the most heavily studied geologic samples in history, even 50 years on, our moon isn't done giving up its secrets. Gordon Osinski, a professor of ...

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