The Apollo 11 Mission Was Also a Global Media Sensation

The satellites were finally ready to beam images back to Earth in 1969. And some 600…

To Make It to the Moon, Women Have to Escape Earth’s Gender Bias

The Apollo program was designed by men, for men. But NASA can learn from its failures…

One Small Step for Experimental Space Gear. Many Giant Leaps of Imagination.

A gallery of scenes from when the space age was young and extraterrestrial travel looked fun. …

Ed Dwight Was Set to Be the First Black Astronaut. Here’s Why That Never Happened.

For a brief moment, the civil rights movement and the space race came together. …

As New Space Race Beckons, Astronauts Face Identity Crisis

With the private sector moving aggressively into space, NASA is no longer the only game in…

Michael Collins Didn’t Walk on the Moon. But He Got to Drink Warm Coffee.

The Apollo 11 astronaut who kept an orbital vigil during Neil’s and Buzz’s moonwalk really didn’t…

Two Magical Places That Sent Apollo 11 to the Moon and Back

They’ve nearly vanished, but hubs in Southern California and on Long Island played key roles in…

If Algae Clings to Snow on This Volcano, Can It Grow on Other Desolate Worlds?

Scientists were surprised to find something living on the sterile heights of this Chilean volcano. …

‘Storm Area 51’ Facebook Plan Has a Million Supporters. It’s a Joke, Kind Of.

A Facebook post invited people to swarm the secretive military base in Nevada on Sept. 20.…

Indians Are Disappointed but Still Hopeful After Rocket Launch Is Postponed

The country had been watching, eager for India to seize its place in space with a…