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.
When, exactly, did the astronaut set foot on the moon? No one knows.
An excerpt from Of a Fire on the Moon, Norman Mailer’s seminal 1969 account of Apollo 11
Between the high-stakes maneuvers, the crew joked around, listened to music, and drank way too much coffee.
A bluesy, atmospheric piece that the band improvised live on the air during the Apollo 11 mission deserves to be more than a footnote of musical history.
The New York Times tapped a polymath poet to celebrate the 1969 moon landing on its front page.
Fifty photos of the historic Apollo 11 mission on the 50th anniversary of that “giant leap.”
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.
As Buzz Aldrin descended the lander’s ladder, Neil Armstrong captured the moment.
The Apollo 11 astronaut is famous for orbiting the moon in solitude.
NASA wants to put people back on the lunar surface in 2024, but it doesn’t have the budget.
Despite what everyone says about the power of modern devices, they’re nowhere near as capable as the landmark early NASA system.
Fifty years ago, Buzz Aldrin wore his Omega Speedmaster Professional on the lunar surface. It’s been an icon—and a bestseller—ever since.
NASA employees and civilians remember the 1969 lunar landing.
Images of some of the training, preparation, and daily life that occupied the Apollo 11 astronauts and their NASA support team in the months leading up to launch day
Real-time data from the Apollo 11 astronauts, carefully monitored by Mission Control, capture the frenzied maneuvers that put men on the moon.
“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.”
Nearly 50 years after Neil Armstrong first set foot on the lunar surface, it’s clear that Apollo 11 will haunt the human imagination for a long time to come.
Don DeLillo's literary interpretation of an astronaut’s “endlessly fulfilling” view of our home planet
The film is a 141-minute commercial for a uniquely American brand of determination and achievement.