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  • 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.

  • Martian crater provides reminder of Apollo 16 mission

    Jim SharkeyJune 20th, 2017

    During the 45th anniversary of Apollo 16's voyage to the Moon, NASA's Opportunity Mars rover drove by a relatively young crater on Mars' surface, providing a connection between the two missions. The feature was informally named "Orion Crater" by the Opportunity mission team, in honor of the Apollo 16 lunar module – Orion.

  • NASA astronauts guests of honor at Novato Space Festival

    Jim SharkeyAugust 12th, 2016

    NOVATO, Calif. — On Saturday, Aug. 6, Pacheco Plaza shopping center was the site for Novato Space Festival 2016. The day-long event featured five NASA astronaut guests and a number of space-related displays and activities. The event was organized by The Space Space Museum, an all-volunteer-staffed, privately-funded space exploration museum operated by The W Foundation (TWF), which owns one of the largest private collections of U.S., Russian, and Soviet space exploration artifacts.

  • Apollo legends mingle at San Diego museum gala

    Matthew KuhnsJune 26th, 2016

    It was a star-studded gala Thursday evening when more than 450 guests, four Apollo astronauts, and three Apollo flight controllers and an engineer attended an event at the San Diego Air and Space Museum. The reception was held in the museum where guests could talk to the astronauts next to the Apollo 9 capsule, while the dinner was held under the historic aircraft on display in the Pavilion of Flight.

  • Our SpaceFlight Heritage: Descartes and the voyage of Apollo 16

    David DarlingApril 20th, 2016

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — The public often forgets that there were six successful crewed missions to send astronauts to the surface of the Moon in the late ’60s and early ’70s. Apollo 16 was the next-to-last mission and would see crews sent to the lunar highlands for the first time ever. 

  • Our SpaceFlight Heritage: The saga of Apollo 16

    Collin SkocikApril 18th, 2015

    On April 16, 1972, a gigantic Saturn V rocket lifted off from Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A in Florida, and boosted the Apollo 16 spacecraft onto the United States’ fifth Moon landing. It was the second “J” mission, carrying extra oxygen as well as battery power, a Scientific Instrument Module (SIM) for the Command and Service […]