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Apollo 11 astronauts planted a flag on the moon on July 20, 1969.

Astronauts explain why nobody has visited the moon in more than 45 years — and the reasons are depressing

The last time anyone visited the moon was in December 1972, during NASA's Apollo 17 mission. Since then, there have been many foiled plans to go back.
Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin stands next to a flag on the moon on July 20, 1969.

President Nixon had this ‘Moon Disaster’ speech ready in case Apollo 11 astronauts died

President Nixon's 'In Event of Moon Disaster' remarks, prepared by speechwriter William Safire, are chilling to read.
Results of the Harris Poll survey.

American kids want to be famous on YouTube, and kids in China want to go to space: survey

Children ages 8 to 12 in the US, the UK, and China were recently polled in honor of the 50th anniversary of the first manned moon landing.
Astronaut food is packaged much the same way it was in the 1960s.

From applesauce in a tube to ‘space noodles,’ here’s how astronaut food has evolved from the 1960s to today

John Glenn ate pureed beef and veggies from a tube, but today's astronauts get fresh fruit and meals designed by celebrity chefs.
From left to right: Charlie Duke (Apollo 16), Buzz Aldrin (Apollo 11), Walter Cunningham (Apollo 7), Al Worden (Apollo 15), Rusty Schweickart (Apollo 9), Harrison Schmitt (Apollo 17), Michael Collins (Apollo 11) and Fred Haise (Apollo 13).

8 of the surviving Apollo astronauts got together for the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, and Buzz Aldrin’s outfit stole the show

Eight of the surviving Apollo astronauts got together to celebrate the 50th moon landing anniversary at an event in New York City.
Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin stands next to a flag on the moon on July 20, 1969.

NASA’s Apollo 11 astronauts landed on the moon 50 years ago. Here’s every historic Apollo mission explained.

NASA's Apollo 8 mission was the first to orbit the moon. No US spacecraft has returned to the lunar surface since 1972, but that could soon change.

An Apollo astronaut says the greatest moment of NASA’s program was not the moon landing — it was the ‘cosmic birth’ of humanit...

Apollo 9 astronaut Rusty Schweickart said the program's most profound moment occurred in 1968, when Apollo 8 astronauts saw Earth rise over the moon.
A 1968 artist's concept of an Apollo command module returning to Earth after a voyage to the moon. Plasma is created ahead of a spacecraft's heat shield as it rams through the planet's atmosphere.

‘We could have lost the Apollo 11 crew:’ A once-classified anomaly nearly killed NASA’s first moon astronauts, a new book reveals

A new book about the Apollo program, "Eight Years to the Moon," suggests that a rogue space module nearly crashed into an astronaut space capsule.
Apollo 16 astronaut Charles Duke stands at the Descartes landing site at the rim of Plum Crater on April 21, 1972. A lunar rover is seen in the background.

An Apollo astronaut explains how he nearly killed himself ‘horsing around’ on the moon in 1972

Charlie Duke, the youngest astronaut to walk on the moon, said he fell over backward after a 4-foot jump and nearly split open his spacesuit.
NASA plans to open up the International Space Station to tourists and, to an even larger degree, commercial activity.

NASA is opening the space station to $35,000-a-night visits. A tourist who paid Russia $30 million to get there a decade ago says it’s a ‘...

Richard Garriott, who spent two weeks visiting the space station in 2008, said NASA used to fight the idea of private ISS visitors.