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UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019, 4:47 p.m.

NASA: Budget boost ‘good start’ to put astronauts on moon

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.

50 years later, Apollo rocks set to solve more puzzles

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 …


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 …


Gala opens countdown to 50th anniversary of 1st moon landing

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 …


Famed astronaut John Glenn laid to rest at Arlington

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.

Astronaut John Glenn to be interred at Arlington Cemetery

Final funeral rites for astronaut John Glenn will take place Thursday at Arlington National Cemetery.


Hundreds honor 3 astronauts lost in Apollo fire 50 years ago

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.

NASA displays Apollo capsule hatch 50 years after fatal fire

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.

Gene Cernan, last astronaut on the moon, dies at 82

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,” …


Moon over the hill at 4.51 billion years old, scientists say

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 …


Former astronaut, US Sen. John Glenn is hospitalized in Ohio

An Ohio State official says former astronaut and U.S. Sen. John Glenn has been hospitalized for more than a week.


Ailing Buzz Aldrin evacuated from South Pole to New Zealand

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 …


Camera lens used during 1971 moon mission up for auction

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.


Fresh Market to be bought by Apollo for more than $1.3B

The Fresh Market, a grocery store chain, has agreed to be acquired by private equity firm Apollo for more than $1.3 billion.


Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, 6th man on moon, dies in Florida

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 …


30 years since Challenger: Teacher-in-Space finalists gather

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