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Don C. Brunell: America’s renewed interest in the moon

With all of the attention on the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing, many are looking ahead to the next half century of space exploration. Of particular interest is returning …


Nation marks 50 years after Apollo 11’s ‘giant leap’ on moon

Americans mark the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 moon landing at parties, races, concerts and ball games.


David Von Drehle: 50 years later, Apollo 11 is still a miracle

July 20, 1969. It was a day of miracles and wonders. That much I remember very clearly.


Lillian Cunningham: Five myths about the moon

Ever since humans have looked up at the night sky, there have been wild theories about the moon and its power over us. Here are five myths that maintain a …


James Mann: The speech Richard Nixon would have given ‘in event of moon disaster’

What William Safire wrote would have qualified as the most eloquent speech Richard Nixon ever gave – and one of the most poignant by any American president.


UPDATED: Sun., July 21, 2019

‘We were part of that’: WSU research team made largely forgotten contribution to man’s first moon visit

A team of researchers on the Palouse pitched in directly to the $24 billion effort that sent man to the moon’s surface 50 years ago today, but their contribution to …


UPDATED: Tue., July 16, 2019

Apollo 11 astronaut returns to launch pad 50 years later

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.


Marking a milestone: Where to celebrate 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 moon landing

Where to celebrate 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing this summer


The moon landing was a giant leap for movies, too

The space race was always going to be won by filmmakers and science-fiction writers. Jules Verne penned “From the Earth to the Moon” in 1865, prophesying three U.S. astronauts rocketing …


Here’s a fact: We went to the moon in 1969

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.


Apollo 11 at 50: Celebrating first steps on another world

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 …


Before moon landing, astronauts learned geology in Arizona

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 …


50 years later, the moon is still great for business

It’s back to the moon for brands from Omega to Budweiser marking 50 years since Apollo 11.


Review: Imax documentary ‘Apollo 11’ is a virtual round-trip ticket to the moon

NASA’s first lunar landing is not exactly an obscure event. And “Apollo 11” doesn’t profess to offer new information or insights. What it does offer is a wealth of fresh …


Ex-NASA agent fears gold lunar module will be melted down

CLEVELAND – Whoever broke into an Ohio museum and stole a solid-gold replica of the Apollo 11 lunar module likely intends to melt it down for the value of the …


Ex-NASA agent fears gold lunar module will be melted down

Whoever broke into an Ohio museum late Friday and stole a solid-gold replica of the Apollo 11 lunar module likely intends to melt it down for the value of the …


UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017

Apollo 11 bag laced with moon dust sells for $1.8 million

A bag containing traces of moon dust is heading to auction – surrounded by some fallout from a galactic court battle.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 28, 2017

NASA returns priceless bag of moon dust to Chicago-area woman after suit

A priceless bag of moon dust collected during the Apollo 11 mission has been returned to a Chicago-area woman after she won a landmark legal victory against NASA. NASA officials …


DC-based for decades, Apollo 11 capsule to go on road trip

The capsule, named “Columbia,” went on a tour of U.S. capitals following its historic role in the mission to the moon. But since then it has made its home at …


Spokane Valley man helped recover Apollo 11

The Apollo 11 mission that landed a man on the moon 40 years ago holds a special place in the memory of one Spokane Valley resident. Retired Navy Commander Van …


Spokane Valley man had hand in Apollo 11’s recovery

The Apollo 11 mission that landed a man on the moon 40 years ago holds a special place in the memory of one Spokane Valley resident.


One small step for museum

Last week Sheri Potts’ second-grade class from South Pines Elementary was the first group to see the Valley Heritage Museum’s new Apollo 11 exhibit. The fact that the exhibit wasn’t …