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Vice President Mike Pence Wants NASA To Send Astronauts To Moon Within 5 Years

Vice President Mike Pence wants NASA to put astronauts back on the moon within five years. The future of space exploration is at a standstill, however, due to funding.

Space March 27, 2019

NASA Wants To Open 50-Year-Old Moon Samples From Apollo Missions

NASA is opening lunar samples for the first time since the Apollo program ended nearly 50 years ago. Two teams of scientists were granted permission to study the samples in preparation for the space agency's planned return to the moon.

Space March 13, 2019

Apollo 14 Astronauts May Have Found One Of Earth's Oldest Rocks On The Moon

Apollo 14 astronauts Alan Shepard and Edgar Mitchell apparently collected an ancient terrestrial rock when they explored the lunar surface in February 1971. How did the object land on the moon?

Space January 25, 2019

Mysterious Moon Warming Caused By NASA's Apollo Astronauts: Here's How Space Missions Can Affect Planet Mars

The warming of the moon in the 1970s is caused by NASA's Apollo astronauts who disrupted the regolith on the lunar surface. How can space missions affect planet Mars and potential Martian life?

Space June 11, 2018

Recovered Moon Landing Data From Apollo Missions Solve 40-Year-Old Mystery

The Apollo 15 and 17 missions in 1971 and 1972 had created a mystery that baffled scientists for almost 40 years. Finally, the analysis of the recovered tapes from the mission had the answer.

Space June 9, 2018

Apollo 11 Moon Dust Bag Accidentally Sold For $995 Fetches $1.8 Million In Auction

Perfectly scheduled on the Apollo 11 mission's 48th anniversary, Sotheby's' Space Exploration Auction garnered a total of $3.8 million in earnings. The star of the auction was the Apollo 11 moon dust bag, which was sold for $1.8 million.

Space July 20, 2017

NASA Apollo Mission In A Box: LEGO Launches Meter-Tall Saturn V Rocket

LEGO is unveiling a new NASA-inspired Lego set. It comes in the form of a detailed replica of the first manned rocket to put people to the moon, the Saturn V.

Geek April 29, 2017

SpaceX All Set To Launch Falcon 9 From Historic NASA Pad, But Why Is The Rocket Carrying Superbug To Space

SpaceX is all set to launch its Falcon 9 rocket from the historic NASA launch pad 39A. Falcon 9 along with resupplies will also carry a superbug to ISS, in order to observe its mutation patterns.

Space February 18, 2017

US Government Accidentally Sells Lunar Sample Bag Used In Apollo 11 Moon Mission

The U.S. government mistakenly sold the Apollo 11 sample bag NASA astronauts used to collect the first sample of lunar materials for $995. How did this happen?

Space August 7, 2016

Deep Space Travelers Face Higher Risk Of Dying From Heart Disease

Astronauts who travel to the moon and beyond may face higher risks of dying from heart disease, a new study revealed. The report is the first to look into the long-term effects of deep space travel based on past missions.

Space July 28, 2016

Moon Rover Prototype Found In Alabama Scrapyard Expected To Fetch $125000 At Auction

A lost NASA moon buggy, which ended up in a scrapyard in Alabama, is expected to fetch about $125,000 in an auction. But how did the lunar rover prototype, whose finished versions served Apollo space missions, actually end up being sold for scrap?

Space April 11, 2016

Declassified Tapes Reveal Apollo 10 Astronauts Heard Odd Music On Far Side Of The Moon

Declassified tapes from Apollo 10 mission revealed that astronauts heard strange music while traveling on the far side of the moon. The tapes have been stored in NASA's archives and were not revealed until 2008.

Space February 22, 2016

Vimeo User Creates Video Showcasing Photos From Apollo Space Missions [Video]

Apollo space missions were given a fresh new look by a Vimeo user, who created a stunning video out of NASA-released photos. The user said that he was inspired to create the video while browsing through the pictures, which was uploaded under the public domain.

Space October 15, 2015

NASA Releases Never-Before-Seen Photos Taken By Astronauts During Apollo Moon Mission

The Internet has, once again, made it possible for past, present and future generations to relive the magic of the Apollo lunar missions in the 1960s and 1970s. NASA uploaded over 8,400 photos documenting moon explorations in stunning high definition.

Space October 6, 2015

Jim Lovell And George Clooney Host Gala To Commemorate 45th Apollo 13 Anniversary

George Clooney joined astronauts Eugene Cernan, Tom Stafford and Jim Lovell in celebrating the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 13 mission at a gala in Sugar Land, Texas.

Space May 14, 2015

Apollo Astronauts Help Kids Dream Big

Astronauts visit Minnesota high school named for NASA's Apollo program. Event was intended to inspire students and demonstrate new technologies being considered by the space agency.

November 13, 2014

Apollo lunar landing joystick fetches astronomical sum of $610k at auction

An auction of artifacts from the history of space travel brought a record price for one item.

Space May 25, 2014

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