'Launch Commit': The Voyage of Apollo 8 (Part 1)

Watched by a global audience of millions, and seemingly also by a crescent Moon, the first Saturn V ever trusted with human passengers takes flight on the morning of 21 December 1968. Photo Credit: NASA

Since July 1969, astronaut Mike Collins has achieved fame as “the other one” on the first lunar landing […]

Rocket Man: The Legacy of Wernher von Braun

Wernher von Braun helped pave the United States’ path to the Moon. Photo Credit: NASA

Beginning in September 1945, shortly after the end of World War II, a team of about a hundred rocket scientists and engineers, led by Wernher von Braun, was spirited out of Germany and brought to the United States […]

NASA Prepares to Stage New Round of J-2X Engine Tests for Mammoth SLS Booster

NASA continues to test the legacy hardware J2X rocket engine, which was used during the Apollo era. Photo Credit: NASA

A liquid-fueled engine, which once formed part of the most powerful rocket ever brought to operational status in human history, will kick off an ambitious series of tests in the coming weeks at […]

INFINITY Science Center Sets Aspirations To Be In The Life-Changing Business

The new INFINITY Science Center in southwestern Mississippi opens to the public on April 12. Photo credit: Chase Clark

AmericaSpace was given an exclusive preview of the new INFINITY Science Center, located near John C. Stennis Space Center, which will be opening to the public for the first time on Thursday, April 12, […]

NASA Administrator Addresses Apollo 11 Engine Discovery

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden. Photo Credit: Julian Leek / Blue Sawtooth

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden. Photo Credit: Julian Leek / Blue Sawtooth

Last week, internet billionaire Jeff Bezos announced he and his team of ‘undersea pros’ had located the mammoth F-1 engines that launched Apollo 11 lying 14,000 feet below the Atlantic, and also announced plans to raise them to the surface for public […]

Apollo 11 Engines Located, Plans In Works To Raise Them From The Sea Floor

The launch of Apollo 11. Photo Credit: NASA

The launch of Apollo 11. Photo Credit: NASA

The F-1 engines which launched Apollo 11 towards the Moon on the most powerful vehicle ever created have not been seen since the historic mission thundered off the Earth on July 16, 1969. The five engines were jettisoned at nearly 40 miles high once the […]