Space Exploration

Extremely high-res outtakes from Apollo 11’s 1969 moon landing

The first human set foot on the moon 49 years ago on July 20, 1969, when Neil Armstrong emerged from the Apollo 11 lander.<p>Along with the footage that was broadcast live on television, iconic images of the lunar expedition come from still photos the astronauts took themselves on a Hasselblad camera. …

Space Science

'Apollo 11' Film to Show First Moon Landing Like Never Before

A new cinematic space event film promises to show audiences the historic Apollo 11 first moon landing mission like they have never seen …

Exploration

The Boaty McBoatface Naming Debacle Is Coming Back to Haunt the 2020 Mars Rover

In the post-Boaty McBoatface era, apparently no Internet naming competition is safe from those hoping to recreate the iconic viral prank.<p>After the …

Mars Rover

One giant sale: Neil Armstrong's collection goes to auction

CINCINNATI (AP) — Admirers of Neil Armstrong and space exploration have a chance to own artifacts and mementos that belonged to the modest man who became a global hero by becoming the first human to walk on the moon.<p>The personal collection of Armstrong, who died in his native Ohio in 2012, will be …

Business

As the SpaceX steamroller surges, European rocket industry vows to resist

After 50 years of success, Europe's main spaceport reaches a crossroads.<p>KOUROU, French Guiana—White light flooded in through large windows behind …

Exploration

The UK Needs Help Naming Their Mars Rover, and Yes, They Already Thought of That One

The internet is full of important life lessons; things you really shouldn’t do, like lighting yourself on fire for a fleeting moment of internet fame …

Geek

Inside the Cosmodrome: Where Russia launches Americans into space - The Crux

By Elizabeth Howell | July 20, 2018 5:22 pm<p>A Soyuz rocket sits on its launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in September 2013. (Credit: NASA/Carla …

Exploration

Newt: Trump-Pence Vision for Space Could Make Armstrong's Dream True

Astronaut Neil Armstrong 49 years ago declared his "small step" onto the moon as a "giant leap for mankind," but the United States' space bureaucracy …

Donald Trump

Watch Astronauts Set Foot on the Moon in Historic NASA Footage Streaming Today

Forty-nine years ago today, on July 20, 1969, humans set foot on the moon for the first time in history.<p>Across the country and around the globe, …

Space Science

SpaceX Plans Three Launches in 11 Days

After a three-week break, SpaceX is gearing up for a busy stretch of launches with three coming up in an 11-day period on opposite sides of the …

Exploration

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin launches spacecraft higher than ever

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin rocket company shot a capsule higher into space Wednesday than it's ever done before.<p>The New Shepard rocket blasted off from West Texas on the company's latest test flight. Once the booster separated, the capsule's escape motor fired, lifting the …

Jeff Bezos

20 Mind-Blowing Facts About Life on the International Space Station

Reader’s Digest caught up with three astronauts to chat about what it’s like to live in orbit. Here’s what they had to say.<p>Astronauts aboard the …

Exploration

Who Owns the Moon? A Space Lawyer Answers

<i>This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Space.com's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & …

Exploration

Rocket Report: Small sat space race goes global, SpaceX nearing demo flight

Also, Russia's Dmitry Rogozin makes some more fuzzy promises.<p>Welcome to Edition 1.09 of the Rocket Report! This week, we have several stories about …

Space Travel

The massive dust storm on Mars has completely changed how the planet looks

Remember that giant, planet-wide dust storm that sprung up on Mars in late May? Yeah, well, it’s still going on. Initially thought to be a pretty …

Dust Storms

Watch Dive Under the Ice With the Brave Robots of Antarctica | WIRED Video | CNE

Dive Under the Ice With the Brave Robots of Antarctica<p>Sending a robot into the icy depths and getting it back alive can be more challenging than …

Mars Rover

Watch the Mars dust storm transform the entire planet

Wow. These are some sweet progress pics, Mars.<p>As the planet-encircling dust storm rages on, NASA have released "before and after" video footage of the planet which shows how completely different it looks, now that it's covered in a fine brown haze.<p>The stunning Mars glow up (I'm calling it a glow …

The Future

Gene Cernan in the Lunar Module

Image Credit: NASA<p>Published: October 5, 2017<p>Apollo 17 mission commander Gene Cernan (1934-2017) inside the lunar module on the Moon after his second …

Space Science

ExoMars Rover Name Contest Seeks Moniker for Robotic Explorer

The U.K. Space Agency launched a contest Friday to name the ExoMars rover it is developing for a planned 2020 voyage.<p>The voyage will be conducted by …

Conservative View

SpaceX set to launch Block 5 era from Space Coast

A Canadian telecommunications company that ushered in the age of private companies sending television signals across the ocean will help SpaceX move …

Exploration

Europe's Life-Hunting Mars Rover Needs a Name

You can help name Europe's life-hunting Mars rover, if geography smiles upon you.<p>The UK Space Agency has launched a public competition to name the …

Mars Rover

Space Policy and History Forum

<b>Note: This is an academic event for members of the space policy and space history communities.</b><p>On June 18, President Trump directed the Department of …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

The brightest galaxy ever found is actually a ‘fraud’

Ultra-bright galaxies in the early universe may be less common than scientists initially thought, according to new research.<p>Researchers used the …

Universe

Liftoff on National Moon Day with this Apollo 11 trivia challenge

What were you doing 49 years ago today?<p>Millions either don’t remember or can’t remember because they weren’t born. But millions more never will …

Exploration

3 reasons why we might return to the Moon

Friday marks the 49th anniversary of the first time any human set foot on solid, extraterrestrial ground. The details are probably familiar: on July …

Exploration

Saturday's TV highlights and weekend talk shows: 'Living Biblically' on CBS

SERIES<p><b>Trisha’s Southern Kitchen</b> Host Trisha Yearwood invites her band over for snacks before they perform at Nashville’s legendary venue the Bluebird Cafe in the season premiere. 10:30 a.m. Food Network<p><b>Me, Myself & I</b> The comedy airs its last three episodes back-to-back-to-back. Bobby Moynihan, Jack …

Marco Rubio

Celebrate the 49th Anniversary of the Moon Landing With Buzz Aldrin Punching Some Jerk in the Face

If there are three things that put a smile on my face in this cold, heartless world they are space, history and satisfying YouTube videos. So when a …

Moon Landing

New Mars rover needs a name, but Marsy McMarsface likely won't win

The European Space Agency plans to send a fresh rover to Mars in 2020 as part of its ongoing ExoMars mission. That rover needs a snappy new name, and the UK Space Agency, ESA and Airbus are turning to the public for suggestions.<p>We all know what happens when you ask the public to name something. You …

The Future

Mars Satellites Capture Fascinating Images Of Planet-Circling Dust Storm, While Opportunity Rover ‘Sleeps

Mission commanders hope the rover will spring back to life once the dust storm is over.<p>A dust storm is raging across the entire planet of Mars, and …

Dust Storms

Moon Express Lunar Expeditions

Just a little over two hours from now, 49 years ago, the first men landed on the Moon. Moon Express' Lunar Expeditions are the first step to getting …

Space