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NASA manager casts doubt on 2024 moon landing by astronauts

A top NASA manager is casting doubt on the space agency’s ability to land astronauts on the moon by 2024.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 …


Around the remote: TV is blasting off for the anniversary of the moon landing

DON’T MISS: “Apollo 11” – Television is about to unleash a barrage of specials commemorating the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing (July 20, 1969). None figure to be …


Stephen Curry says the U.S. never landed on the moon. NASA cries foul.

Until this precise moment in his nearly decade-long career, Stephen Curry has remained gleefully free of controversy. A few seconds of a podcast, however, may have changed everything.


China launches pioneering mission to far side of moon

China launched a ground-breaking mission Saturday to land a spacecraft on the largely unexplored far side of the moon, demonstrating its growing ambitions as a space power to rival Russia, …


With a smirk, official says Russia will verify moon landings

The head of Russia’s Roscosmos space agency has said that a proposed Russian mission to the moon will be tasked with verifying that the American moon landings were real, though …


Neil Armstrong’s sons say they don’t think the biopic ‘First Man’ is anti-American

Ryan Gosling is taking heat over his comments that “First Man,” his upcoming film about the moon landing, was more about Neil Armstrong as a human than as an American. …


UPDATED: Sat., July 21, 2018

Buzz Aldrin a no-show at gala celebrating moon landing

Former NASA astronaut Buzz Aldrin was noticeably absent from a gala kicking off a yearlong celebration of the 50-year anniversary of the first moon landing, even though his nonprofit space …


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 …


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 …