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Apollo Program (NASA)

In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the epic voyage of Apollo 11 to the Moon 50 years ago this summer, we combed the NASA archives to compile this slideshow of extraordinary images from the trip. Many of the photos have rarely been seen. Click on the photo below to start the slideshow. Read more >>

The first man to set foot on the Moon fifty years ago this summer is remembered by his friend and colleague, a former astronaut and Administrator of NASA.

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Practical rather than idealistic reasons pushed President Kennedy to challenge America to land a man on the moon within the decade

Gazing up at the Texas night sky from his ranch, Senator Lyndon B. Johnson did not know what to make of Sputnik I, the first artificial Earth satellite launched into orbit by a Soviet missile on October 4, 1957. But an aide’s memorandum stoked his political juices. Read more >>

Three days into their mission, two vital oxygen tanks exploded, seriously damaging Apollo 13's service module and forcing pilot Fred Haise, Jr. and his two fellow astronauts to scramble into the attached lunar module where they plotted their course home, shivering in the cold on imited oxygen

Deep Space, April 13, 1970 Read more >>