Apollo 11 at 50: Celebrating first steps on another world
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A half-century ago, in the middle of a mean year of war, famine, violence in the streets and the widening of the generation gap, men from planet Earth stepped onto...
Moon back in NASA’s court 50 years after 1st lunar landing
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Fifty years after humanity's first lunar footsteps, the moon is back in NASA's court.
The White House wants U.S. astronauts on the moon pronto — by 2024, a scant...
NASA says 1969 moon landing lab to be demolished next year
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston building where Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong and his colleagues were quarantined after their 1969 moon mission has fallen into disrepair and will be demolished,...
Nation marks 50 years after Apollo 11′s ‘giant leap’ on moon
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A moonstruck nation celebrated the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11's "giant leap" by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin at parties, races, ball games and concerts Saturday,...
NASA manager casts doubt on 2024 moon landing by astronauts
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A top NASA manager cast doubt Wednesday on the space agency's ability to land astronauts on the moon by 2024.
Kenneth Bowersox, acting associate administrator for...
NASA picks Alabama’s ‘Rocket City’ for lunar lander job
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA picked Alabama's "Rocket City" on Friday to lead development of the next moon lander for astronauts.
Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville beat out...
1 of the missing ‘moon trees’ in New Mexico believed found
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Officials believe they may have found one of the missing trees planted in New Mexico from seeds taken to the moon during the Apollo 14 mission.
HONOLULU (AP) — Neil Armstrong, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin and Michael Collins' trip to the moon concluded with a stay in Hawaii.
This week marked the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, but...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The moon may be made of cheese, but these astronauts are made of butter.
The Ohio State Fair is commemorating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with life-size...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Five trees planted in New Mexico from seeds taken to the moon during the Apollo 14 mission and given to the state by NASA have all died or been forgotten, according to...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Film footage of the original mission to the moon has been auctioned for over $1.8 million, a report said.
Gary George earned 8,000 times the price he paid for the three film...
Chris Kraft, 1st flight director for NASA, dies at 95
WASHINGTON (AP) — Behind America's late leap into orbit and triumphant small step on the moon was the agile mind and guts-of-steel of Chris Kraft, making split-second decisions that propelled the...
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's two U.S. senators plan on asking Congress to rename a NASA research facility in northern Ohio after astronaut Neil Armstrong.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is hoping that the 50th anniversary of the first moon walk inspires efforts to help our "common home" on Earth.
Apollo 11 astronauts reunite on 50th anniversary of moonshot
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Apollo 11 astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins reunited Friday on the eve of the 50th anniversary of humanity's first moon landing.
The moon landing was a giant leap for movies, too
NEW YORK (AP) — In 1964, Stanley Kubrick, on the recommendation of the science-fiction author Arthur C. Clarke, bought a telescope.
"He got this Questar and he attached one of his cameras to...
Memories of watching Apollo 11: ‘You could hear a pin drop’
NEW YORK (AP) — When Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took their first steps on the moon in 1969, the world was watching.
Live TV coverage made hundreds of millions witnesses to history. They...
- Episode 1: JFK promises to put a man on the moon before the end of the 1960s
- Episode 2: The Apollo 11 landing was a collective experience, viewed in living rooms around the world
- Episode 3: How the Apollo 11 astronauts became American heroes overnight
- Episode 4: The space shuttle years were marked with tragedy
- Episode 5: Recent efforts of wealthy entrepreneurs seeking to send civilians to the moon and beyond
Apollo 11 astronaut returns to launch pad 50 years later
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins returned Tuesday to the exact spot where he flew to the moon 50 years ago with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin.
Apollo 11 moon landing had thousands working behind scenes
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — It took 400,000 people to put Apollo 11's Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the moon a half-century ago.
That massive workforce stretched across the U.S. and...
Armstrong’s famous “one small step” quote -- explained
What did Neil Armstrong really say when he took his first step on the moon?
Millions on Earth who listened to him on TV or radio heard this :
Apollo 11′s ‘amiable strangers’ Armstrong, Aldrin, Collins
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Mission commander Neil Armstrong was the flying ace, Buzz Aldrin the scholar. Michael Collins was a crack test pilot, too, but also a wordsmith who described the trio...
Armstrong, Aldrin were first of 12 men to walk on the moon
During the Apollo space program, 12 men walked on the moon from 1969 to 1972. Neil Armstrong was the first and Gene Cernan was the last to leave the lunar surface. Eight have died.
‘One small step’ and other notable quotes on moon landing
Notable quotes on the Apollo 11 moon landing:
"I believe this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before the decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him...
AP Was There: Man walks on the moon
SPACE CENTER, Houston (AP) — This story was first published after NASA astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon on July 20, 1969. The Associated Press is republishing a version...
Here’s a fact: We went to the moon in 1969
NEW YORK (AP) — Fifty years after Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon, some people insist it never happened and was all a big hoax by the U.S. government.
Before moon landing, astronauts learned geology in Arizona
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Before Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin knew they would be the first to walk on the moon, they took crash courses in geology at the Grand Canyon and a nearby impact crater...
Hometown of first on moon ready to launch 50th celebration
WAPAKONETA, Ohio (AP) — A small Ohio city is shooting for the moon in celebrating its native son's history-making walk 50 years ago this month.
TV is over the moon with specials recounting 1969 landing
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The 1969 moon landing turned an achievement seen only in the imagination and sci-fi movies into a most improbable television event, a live broadcast starring Neil Armstrong and...
Don’t recall Apollo 11? Global festivities have you covered
You can run a race, hit a museum, shoot off a rocket or count down to the moment 50 years ago that Neil Armstrong first stepped foot on the moon.
Restored Mission Control comes alive 50 years after Apollo
HOUSTON (AP) — Gone is the haze of cigarette, cigar and pipe smoke. Gone are the coffee, soda and pizza stains. With only a few exceptions, NASA's Apollo-era Mission Control has been restored to...
NASA opening moon rock samples sealed since Apollo missions
HOUSTON (AP) — Inside a locked vault at Johnson Space Center is treasure few have seen and fewer have touched.
The restricted lab is home to hundreds of pounds of moon rocks collected by...
50 years later, the moon is still great for business
NEW YORK (AP) — Fifty years after humans first visited, businesses are still trying to make a buck off the moon.
Hundreds of millions of people were riveted when Apollo 11 landed on the moon...