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News Archive / Tagged: Apollo 11

  • Doubters, difficulty and distance – Apollo 11’s LRR experiment

    Jason RhianJuly 18th, 2019

    To hear Moon landing conspiracy theorists tell it, the U.S. never sent men to the Moon during the Apollo Program of the 60s and 70s. A recent SpaceFlight Insider interview about a remote facility suggests otherwise.

  • Virginia Tech celebrates the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11

    Steve HammerJuly 17th, 2019

    BLACKSBURG, Va. -- “The Real McCoy”, that’s what astronaut Michael Collins wrote on the cover of the Apollo 11 flight plan on display at the "Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 presentation at Virginia Tech." That is a great way to describe this collection of memorabilia and artifacts. The flight plan, which outlined all aspects of the mission, was just a small part of the presentation however.

  • Was Apollo 11 faked? USSR: ‘Nyet’

    Jason RhianJuly 16th, 2019

    Anyone who has ever had a disagreement with anyone else can expect their 'opponent' to paint them as the worst person on the planet and to point out every failure, every falsehood (real or imagined) you've ever had or uttered. In terms of lunar conspiracy theorists this consideration, seems to have eluded them. There were people who would have loved to have proved Apollos 11-17 were faked - a whole nation's worth.

  • Proof of Apollo 11 landing hard as ‘rock’

    Joe LatrellJuly 15th, 2019

    JOHNSON SPACE CENTER, Texas -- When asked why they believe the Apollo 11 Moon landings were faked, conspiracy theorists point to the lack of stars in the photos taken by the astronauts, incongruous shadows and other bits of data from that mission. Some evidence that counters their claims isn't so fragile, in fact - it's written in stone.

  • Alan Parsons Live Project set to sing Apollo 11’s praises

    Mike HowardJuly 11th, 2019

    COCOA, Fla. -- With the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 Moon landing just around the corner, the Alan Parsons Live Project will put on a concert to honor the occasion. SpaceFlight Insider spoke with Parsons to get his take on the mission and how he is working to honor its memory.

  • Our SpaceFlight Heritage: Apollo 10 paves way for 1st human lunar landing

    Derek RichardsonMay 18th, 2019

    As NASA takes aim on the Moon with its Artemis program, it is important to remember the missions that paved the way for the agency's first manned landing. One of the most critical of these - was Apollo 10.

  • Launch date of 2nd Falcon Heavy flight pushed back

    Jason RhianApril 5th, 2019

    The first flight of a Falcon Heavy rocket with a commercial payload will have to wait a little while longer before lifting off from Kennedy Space Center.

  • US Mint unveils Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin

    Mike HowardJanuary 25th, 2019

    The United States Mint unveiled a series of commemorative coins celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing.

  • Is flag controversy to blame for First Man’s performance at the box office?

    Jason RhianOctober 29th, 2018

    Does the exclusion of Neil Armstrong planting the US flag on the Moon have anything to do with First Man not meeting expectations at the box office?

  • Buzz Aldrin alleges fraud in suit against family, manager and his own organizations

    Derek RichardsonJune 23rd, 2018

    BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — A document coming out of Florida’s 18th Judicial Circuit states that Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin has apparently opened a civil suit against two of his children and his former manager involved with several of his organizations.

  • ‘When We Were Apollo’ documentary about Apollo’s undiscovered heroes launches crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter

    Press ReleaseSeptember 28th, 2017

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Sept. 26, 2017 — Contact Light Films announced today the first phase of funding for its feature-length documentary film When We Were Apollo (W3A), currently in pre-production, launching a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter.

  • Our Spaceflight Heritage: 48 years since Apollo 11 landed on the Moon

    Collin SkocikJuly 20th, 2017

    On July 20, 1969 – 48 years ago today – the world was changed forever when two human beings walked on the Moon. 38-year-old Neil Armstrong stepped off the ladder of the flimsy, spidery Lunar Module "Eagle" onto the soft and pliant dust of the Moon’s Sea of Tranquillity (Mare Tranquillitatis) and spoke the immortal words: “That’s one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind.”

  • ShareSpace Apollo 11 Gala held under KSCVC’s Saturn V

    SpaceFlight InsiderJuly 16th, 2017

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — Under one of the three surviving Saturn V Moon rockets, Buzz Aldrin's ShareSpace Foundation hosted a gala and auction in honor of mankind's first footsteps on another world on Saturday, July 15, 2017. 

  • Our SpaceFlight Heritage: Apollo 11’s Columbia CM preparing for 4 city tour

    Lloyd CampbellMarch 15th, 2017

    The Apollo 11 Command Module, Columbia, is currently being prepared for its first trip in more than 40 years. Having completed its first major trip, a journey to the Moon in 1969, the spacecraft toured the country before being turned over to the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in 1971.

  • Photo Feature: Apollo 11 Command Module prepped for cross-country voyage

    Jason RhianMarch 6th, 2017

    WASHINGTON — The National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution is planning a cross-country tour, encompassing four public locations, for Columbia, the Apollo 11 Command Module. The tour is set to begin in October 2017 and will go through the 50th anniversary of humanity's first voyage to the surface of another world.