Real-time data from the Apollo 11 astronauts, carefully monitored by Mission Control, capture the frenzied maneuvers that put men on the moon.
Atlantic writers look ahead at India’s moon landing, WeWork’s giant IPO filing, Taylor Swift’s Lover, and more.
NASA is rationing watts to keep its oldest mission going.
High-tech agriculture would keep far-flung astronauts alive, but making something delicious would keep them happy.
Soon, if no mission returns to the moon, no one on Earth will have set foot on another world.
Sending the first women into space isn’t the same as developing an astronaut program that values equality.
“Manned” spaceflight doesn’t make sense anymore.
Lunar samples, untouched by Earth’s atmosphere for decades, will soon emerge from a NASA vault.
Between the high-stakes maneuvers, the crew joked around, listened to music, and drank way too much coffee.
JoAnn Morgan stood out against the sea of men in skinny ties and glasses. But she was right where she belonged.
The American flag is bleached white. But some of the boot prints could remain undisturbed for tens of thousands of years.
The Apollo 11 astronaut is famous for orbiting the moon in solitude. Now he wishes you’d give him some space.
NASA wants to put people back on the lunar surface in 2024, but it doesn’t have the budget.
“We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard.”
During the suffrage movement, conventional wisdom held that civic duty was bad for the ovaries.
Physicians once advised menstruating women against mental exertion, fearing it would ravage their health.
Methane gas is a potential indicator of life on the red planet, but it’s proving difficult to track.
The agency plans to launch a spacecraft to Titan, a moon of Saturn with some crucial ingredients for habitability.
Astronomers get closer to understanding one of the most perplexing phenomena in the universe.
NASA will conduct a delicate rescue mission to free a probe trapped just inches below the Red Planet’s surface.
You’d need an oxygen mask and enough layers to contend with beyond-freezing temperatures, but could leave the sunscreen at home.