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 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 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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
An auction of artifacts from the history of space travel brought a record price for one item.
Space May 25, 2014