Stories tagged: Apollo
UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019, 4:47 p.m.
NASA’s chief says the Trump administration’s proposed $1.6 billion budget boost is a “good start” for putting astronauts back on the moon.
UPDATED: Mon., May 13, 2019, 8:51 p.m.
For 50 years, research on moon rocks has transformed our understanding of the moon, revealing the circumstances of its birth and the reasons for its mottled face. Now, NASA has …
Wed., Feb. 27, 2019
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 …
Sun., July 15, 2018, 4:51 p.m.
Former NASA astronaut Buzz Aldrin was noticeably absent from a gala kicking off a yearlong celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, even though his nonprofit space …
Thu., April 6, 2017, 9:36 a.m.
The flag-draped casket of John Glenn, the first American to orbit the earth, was covered in plastic to protect it from a steady rain as it was carried on a …
UPDATED: Wed., April 5, 2017, 5:32 p.m.
Final funeral rites for astronaut John Glenn will take place Thursday at Arlington National Cemetery.
Thu., Jan. 26, 2017, 11:29 a.m.
Moonwalkers and dozens of others who took part in NASA’s storied Apollo program paid tribute Thursday to the three astronauts killed in a fire 50 years ago. On the eve …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 25, 2017, 11:39 a.m.
A relic from America’s first space tragedy is finally going on display this week, 50 years after a fire on the launch pad killed three astronauts at the start of …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 16, 2017, 5 p.m.
Former astronaut Gene Cernan, the last of only a dozen men to walk on the moon who returned to Earth with a message of “peace and hope for all mankind,” …
Thu., Jan. 12, 2017, 4:50 a.m.
It turns out the moon is older than many scientists suspected: a ripe 4.51 billion years old. That’s the newest estimate, thanks to rocks and soil collected by the Apollo …
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 4:18 p.m.
An Ohio State official says former astronaut and U.S. Sen. John Glenn has been hospitalized for more than a week.
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016, 8:04 a.m.
An ailing Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon, was evacuated from the South Pole to New Zealand where he was in a hospital on Friday in …
Thu., April 14, 2016, 9:55 a.m.
A camera lens used by the commander of the 1971 Apollo 15 space mission both on the lunar surface and in orbit is up for auction.
Mon., March 14, 2016, 6:37 a.m.
The Fresh Market, a grocery store chain, has agreed to be acquired by private equity firm Apollo for more than $1.3 billion.
Fri., Feb. 5, 2016, 2:25 p.m.
Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, who became the sixth man on the moon when he and Alan Shepard helped NASA recover from Apollo 13’s “successful failure” and later devoted his …
Thu., Jan. 28, 2016, 10:03 a.m.
Dozens of educators who competed alongside Christa McAuliffe to become the first teacher in space gathered Thursday to remember the seven astronauts who perished aboard