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'For One Priceless Moment': 45 Years Since Apollo 11 Changed the World (Part 4)

One of the relatively few images of Neil Armstrong at work on the lunar surface, close to Eagle. Photo Credit: NASA

On Sunday, 20 July 1969, the Mission Operations Control Room (MOCR) at NASA’s Manned Spacecraft Center (MSC)—later to become the Johnson Space Center (JSC)—in Houston, Texas, was filled with tension and expectant quiet. [...]

'Tranquility Base Here': 45 Years Since Apollo 11 Changed the World (Part 3)

The Home Planet creeps slowly above the lunar horizon, as viewed from Apollo 11. Only a handful of men have seen this view in more than two million years of human history. Photo Credit: NASA

Forty-five years ago, this weekend, on Sunday, 20 July 1969, the Mission Operations Control Room (MOCR) at NASA’s Manned [...]

NASA Dryden Now Known as NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center

This painting by artist Robert McCall sums up Neil A. Armstrong’s achievements in aviation and spaceflight history. NASA Dryden Flight Research Center was renamed after Armstrong, who died in 2012, on Saturday, March 1. Image Credit: NASA (painting by Robert McCall)

New year, new name: NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center, located at Edwards Air [...]

Northrop Grumman Honors LM Workers at Apollo 11 44th Anniversary Event

On Saturday, July 20, Northrop Grumman held a ceremony to honor the workers that made the Moon landings a reality. Photo Credit: Alan Walters / AmericaSpace

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla — The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex’s Apollo/Saturn V Center played host to Northrop Grumman’s gala celebrating the 44th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon [...]

Northrop Grumman Kicks Off Apollo 11 Anniversary Weekend With BBQ at US Space Walk of Fame

Northrop Grumman hosted a barbecue luncheon for the men and women who worked on the Apollo Program. This and other events took place a day prior to the 44th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing. Photo Credit: Alan Walters / awaltersphoto.com

TITUSVILLE, Fla — Just one day before the 44th anniversary of the Apollo [...]

Felt Rather Than Heard: The Historic Launch of Apollo 11 to the Moon

Humanity’s first piloted landing on the Moon was perhaps our species’ greatest triumph of the 20th century … or maybe of any century in history. Photo Credit: NASA

Forty-four years ago this very day, the ground in Florida shook to 7.7 million pounds of thrust as the largest and most powerful rocket ever brought [...]

Retro Space Images: Beginnings

Photo Credit: NASA / Retro Space Images

First Steps: The crew of Apollo 11 are seen here starting their voyage to the Moon from Pad 39A.

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Retro Space Images: The Start of a New Age

Photo Credit: NASA / Retro Space Images

Waiting on a New Star: Crowds begin to form in the lead up to the launch of the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. ASTP was launched on this date in 1975 aboard a Saturn 1B rocket from Pad 39B—the final flight in the Apollo [...]

Family to honor Neil Armstrong’s wishes for burial at sea.

Kennedy Space Center’s memorial display for Neil Armstrong in theApollo/Saturn V building. Photo Credit AmericaSpace Julian Leek.

Apollo astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the Moon when he set his foot down in an area known as the Sea of Tranquility. Now his body will be returned back to the sea here [...]

Obama Doesn't Get It; Space Is The Final Frontier

Plain Talk By Al Neuharth, USA TODAY Founder

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — President Obama in effect pulled the plug on our space program in a speech here Thursday, although he masked it with some vague long-term suggestions. The late president John F. Kennedy must have turned over in his grave. JFK launched the moon [...]