Apollo Missions

5 of the best movies based on true stories

The words "based on a true story" often flash across a screen before a film begins. Thrilling, real-life stories are frequently adapted for the big …

Movies

'Cooper's Treasure': NASA smackdown! Former Apollo 13 flight director tells ship wreck hunter Darell Miklos to get lost

Darrell Miklos was reaching a dead end on his hunt for riches on Tuesday's second episode of "Cooper's Treasure" on the Discovery Channel.<p>On the new show, Miklos, who knew the late Gordon "Gordo" Cooper, one of NASA's seven original Gemini astronauts, said that Cooper had located various shipwrecks …

NASA

NatGeo's Einstein Series 'Genius' Meets The Math And Physics Challenge

Subjects such as mathematics, physics and mechanical engineering are a challenge for filmmakers to make exciting.<p>Director Ron Howard seems to have a …

Physics

16 signs we're sure there are aliens

Russian billionaire Yuri Milner has teamed up with British astrophysicist Stephen Hawking in a bid to discover and contact extraterrestrial life. …

UFOs

My NASA Friend Found a Box of Film from Apollo 15 in His Desk Drawer

I recently had the amazing opportunity to work with some very interesting historical media. A retired NASA engineer friend contacted me having found …

Photography

Cassini Photos: Probe Snaps A Spectacular Shot Of Earth In Between Saturn's Rings

It was taken from 870m miles away.<p>Before NASA’s Cassini probe began its final few orbits of Saturn on Sunday, it returned a stunning photo of Earth dwarfed by the gas giant’s iconic rings.<p>The image was taken at a distance of 870m miles from Earth, which can be seen as a white blob among the belts …

NASA

Historic NASA Mission Control Consoles to be Restored by the Cosmosphere

HOUSTON — The NASA Mission Control consoles that were used for the first moon landings are set to be brought back to life by a Kansas museum that …

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NASA Photo Reveals How Earth Looks From Saturn

It's easy to forget that Earth isn't the centre of the universe. It's actually a relatively small planet, and humans — we're much smaller.<p>NASA's …

Space

The 10 Best TV episodes you can watch on YouTube for free

For a while now, major TV networks have increased the visibility of their shows by making select episodes available on YouTube.<p>While that episode and …

Amazon Prime

See How the View of Earth From Space Has Changed Over 21 Years

It's been nearly 50 years since the crew of Apollo 8 redefined our image of the planet with the famous "Earthrise" photograph. In that time, …

Space

This amazing timelapse view of the Earth is out of this world

It’s difficult to compete with timelapses like this. NASA gets a viewpoint from which the vast majority of the world will never be able to shoot. …

Nikon

The unsung heroes who prevented the Apollo 13 disaster

Two days into what should have been a mission to the Moon, disaster struck Apollo 13. A new film explores the drama – and astronaut Jim Lovell recounts the incredible efforts to bring the crew back.<p>14 April 1970, the crew of Apollo 13 – Jim Lovell, Jack Swigert and Fred Haise – are two days into …

NASA

You Can Search NASA’s Entire Photo Archive on This Easy-to-Use Website

NASA just launched an updated Image and Video Library website that puts the entire NASA photo archive at your fingertips, just one keyword search …

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The Untold Story of the Back-Room Team That Saved Apollo 13

If everything goes smoothly, nobody remembers your work.<p>But on April 13, 1970, an oxygen tank explosion aboard the Apollo 13 spacecraft set a …

NASA

Daring Apollo 8 Astronauts, Rediscovering a Forgotten Math Genius and Other New Science Books

<b>Apollo 8: The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon</b><br>by Jeffrey Kluger.<br>Henry Holt, 2017 ($30)<p>In the summer of 1969 Neil Armstrong and Buzz …

Space Exploration

NASA's Apollo 13 Mission of Survival in Pictures

NASA's Apollo 13 Voyage<p>Credit: NASA<p>In April 1970, NASA launched three Apollo 13 astronauts to land on the moon. But disaster struck on the way to the …

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Apollo 13 Story: Jim Lovell On How Mission Changed From Moon Landing To Survival

When Capt. James “Jim” Lovell and his fellow NASA astronauts strapped in for the Apollo 13 mission, they were excited about the prospect of putting …

NASA

Secret pouch from Apollo 15 up for auction

A secret pouch that flew on the 1971 Apollo 15 mission is part of a sale of space memorabilia being held by RR Austion. The miniature cloth pouch was …

NASA

Apollo 13: celebrating the unsung heroes of mission control

Ahead of a new documentary about Nasa’s ground crews, astronaut Jim Lovell talks about the team that saved his life during 1970’s ill-fated moon mission<p>It is unlikely there is anyone who has more appreciation for the work of Nasa’s mission control than Captain Jim Lovell. His Apollo 13 mission was …

NASA

On This Day in 1972, Apollo 16 Blasted Off

On April 16, 1972, Apollo 16 departed for the moon. It was the second-to-last crewed mission to the moon. It was also the second time astronauts …

Space Exploration

'Houston, we have a problem': The amazing history of the iconic Apollo 13 misquote

On April 13, 1970, the Apollo 13 mission to the moon was rocked by an on-board explosion.<p>The command module went dark. Earth was 200,000 miles …

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21 Fascinating Facts About Taxes To Read While You Put Off Doing Your Taxes

In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.<p>1. <i>Breaking Bad</i> was going to be set in Riverside, California, but the tax breaks were better in New Mexico, so it took place in Albuquerque instead.<p>Show creator Vince Gilligan was all but married to the idea of a Southern …

Taxes

Apollo 13 Explosion Occurred On This Day In 1970 – Here’s The Story Behind The “Hack” That Saved Them

An explosion occurred on this day in 1970 during the voyage of Apollo 13 to the moon.<p>Many people are familiar with the famous scene in the Apollo 13 …

NASA

Thank You, Houston: Unsung Heroes Star in New 'Mission Control' Doc

A riveting new documentary about NASA's journey to the moon pays tribute to the many behind-the-scenes heroes of the Apollo program. "Mission …

Space Exploration

POWER FAILURE IMPERILS ASTRONAUTS; APOLLO WILL HEAD BACK TO THE EARTH; NO MOON LANDING Men Leave Main Craft for 'Lifeboat' After an Oxygen Leak Power Loss Imperils Astronauts; Apollo 13 to Head Back to Splashdown in Pacific Moon Landing Canceled; Men Leave Main Craft

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US Mint to Launch Design Contest for Moon Landing 50th Anniversary Coins

The United States Mint is launching an art competition for the design of its 2019 coins marking the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing.<p>As …

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Top 10 Facts About The Apollo Mission That NASA Wanted To Keep Secret

April 12, 2017<p>Getting to the Moon was a fantastic achievement, and the technology was amazing. It also had the added complication of involving human …

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NASA Apollo 13 Launch Photos: This Day In History

The infamous line that spurred a movie adaptation of a risky space flight, "Houston, we have a problem here," is frequently used in passing and in …

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Kids walk the Acropolis with VR apps in class

As consumers dally with virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR), schools are turning to the new technology as an option to expand student …

Virtual Reality

Film Review: ‘Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo’

An engrossing behind-the-scenes look at the flight controllers and support crews that helped America win the space race.<p>Scheduled to blast off April …

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