Apollo Missions

Explore the Moon Using Augmented Reality

For a brief, non-shining moment on Monday, August 21, the moon will be the most important object in the daytime sky. Not that you’ll get a good look …

Augmented Reality

50 Years of Solar Eclipses from Space: The Astronaut Photos

A View from Space<p>Credit: NASA via collectSPACE.com<p>On Aug. 21, 2017, the crew on the International Space Station will join the small club of …

NASA

‘Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo’, An Awe-Inspiring NASA Documentary, Is Now On Netflix

While true crime documentaries may be all the rage right now, sometimes, it can be nice to take a break from murder and instead bask in the beauty of …

NASA

Apollo's Deep-Sea Fisherman: Jeff Bezos Recounts Saturn V Salvage Expedition

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Jeff Bezos, the billionaire mogul behind Amazon.com and the private spaceflight company Blue Origin, is passionate about space …

Exploration

A Purdue book recounts the life of an overlooked hero: BTN LiveBIG Book Club

Virgil Ivan “Gus” Grissom was the first astronaut to graduate from Purdue University. Of course, no one knew that in 1950; it would be nine years …

Sports

Mount Marilyn: A Name That Will Stick...Finally

In 1968, Jim Lovell became the first human to pilot a spacecraft — Apollo 8 — around another world. And two years later, his Apollo 13 heroics earned …

Readers Respond to the May 2017 Issue

THE FOX AND THE HOUND<p>“How to Build a Dog,” by Lyudmila Trut and Lee Alan Dugatkin, describes a decades-long experiment in Siberia in which foxes were …

Evolution

An Exclusive Look Inside The Secretive Building Where NASA Makes Rockets

Have you ever considered the logistics that go into assembling NASA’s gargantuan rockets? Well, it all happens in the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) …

The Future

What the moon could tell us about aliens

Never mind the bizarre theories that have put aliens on the moon constructing creepy obelisks and even inside to pilot it like a spaceship—<b>new</b> …

Planets

A Designer’s Guide To Brainstorms That Are Actually Useful

Rule No. 1: Always say “yes.”<p>The Apollo 13 Mission Control team faced a huge number of seemingly insurmountable obstacles after an oxygen tank exploded on board the 1970 mission to the moon. They needed to find a new route that would get the astronauts back to Earth quickly with a limited supply of …

Creativity

5 Hilariously Ballsy Cons Pulled Off By Historical Figures

By Adam Wears Published: August 08th, 2017 When you think about how celebrities spend their time, you picture them idling by a pool being served …

Humor

A Googler’s memo shows there is work to be done

Female coders took us to the moon. Margaret Hamilton led the lab that developed the Apollo program’s guidance system. But the history of women in …

The Voyagers have reached an anniversary worth celebrating | Ars Technica

New documentary shows the human and scientific drama behind the iconic spacecraft.<p>Humans have launched some momentous missions of discovery into the …

Space Exploration

This space fashion simply sends us into orbit

MELBOURNE, Fla. — The fashion industry is discovering what we in Florida have known for decades: Space is hot. Or should that be haute?<p>"Space is the new black," said menswear designer Nick Graham, who introduced his "Life on Mars" collection during Men's Fashion Week in January. Along with …

Fashion

'Countdown' Podcast Episode 3: The Tragedy of Apollo 1

Gus Grissom, Ed White and Roger Chaffee did not get to experience the past half century — and if anybody had been set to have a fantastic …

NASA

NASA's Historic Mission Control Room In Houston Will Be Restored

When the Apollo 11 lunar landing mission concluded, the mission control room in Houston, Texas, filled with smiles, cheers and American flags. The …

NASA

Return to Orbit

<i>[Journal Contributor Larry Turoski - among with others - noted that there was a total solar eclipse (by Earth) on 6 August 1971. Using Starry Night,</i> …

History of Science