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  • 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.

  • Apollo 11’s Buzz Aldrin evacuated from South Pole

    Jason RhianDecember 1st, 2016

    Apollo 11's Buzz Aldrin fell ill during a tour of the South Pole and was evacuated out of the South Pole under the care of a doctor. The emergency took place on Thursday, Dec. 1 (the event appears to have taken place at around 11:30 UTC).

  • Our Spaceflight Heritage: Apollo 11 then and now

    Collin SkocikJuly 24th, 2016

    Forty-seven years ago, the United States—and more importantly, the human race—did something extraordinary: We launched Apollo 11 and landed, on July 20, 1969, two men on the surface of the Moon. It was the culmination of a decade of hard work, dedication, ever-more-ambitious space missions, the rapid development of new technologies, and costly failure.

  • Aldrin calls for international cooperation on space exploration

    Tomasz NowakowskiSeptember 25th, 2015

    Buzz Aldrin sees the inevitable need of international cooperation when it comes to space travel. The second man to set foot on the Moon, called on Monday, Sept. 21, for joint efforts to develop future missions to the Moon and Mars. He is convinced that the U.S. should help China, India and South Korea in achieving their space exploration goals for the sake of humanity.

  • Our SpaceFlight Heritage: Apollo 11’s fading light

    Gregory CecilJuly 20th, 2015

    Forty-six years ago today on July 20, 1969, history was made – men walked on the surface of another world. Apollo astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin became the first to do so when their Apollo 11 Lunar Module (LEM) Eagle descended onto the Moon’s Sea of Tranquility. The duo touched down on what was to become known […]

  • Our SpaceFlight Heritage: One giant leap, the flight of Apollo 11

    Gregory CecilJuly 16th, 2015

    Forty-six years ago today, on July 16, 1969, the crew of Apollo 11 lifted off from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida – for the Moon. At 9:32 a.m. EDT (13:32 GMT), the Saturn V rocket SA-506 lifted off with 7.5 million lbs. of thrust carrying the crew consisting of Neil Armstrong, […]