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An illustration of SpaceX's Starship vehicle on the surface of the moon, with Earth in the distance.

Elon Musk says SpaceX could land on the moon in 2 years. A NASA executive says ‘we’ll partner with them, and we’ll get there faster&...

Jeff DeWit, NASA's chief financial officer, thinks Elon Musk's SpaceX is unlikely to land Starship on the moon in 2021 but said, "I hope he does it."
Harry's American Bar in Paris made a cocktail in honor of the Apollo 11 astronauts.

Newspaper front pages from 50 years ago reveal how the world reacted to the Apollo 11 moon landing

Apollo 11 astronauts walked the moon 50 years ago, making headlines worldwide. Here's what those newspapers looked like.
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.
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.
A NASA artist's concept of Apollo astronauts outside of a Lunar Excursion Module, or LEM.

NASA built 5 Apollo lunar landers that never launched into space. Here’s what happened to the historic moon ships.

When Congress canceled NASA's final Apollo missions, it had extra moon landers on its hands. Three are in museums, and two might have been scrapped.
The "Beresheet" lunar robot before its launch.

NASA photographed the crash site of Israel’s failed moon lander, and it’s not pretty

NASA found the Beresheet moon lander's crash site via its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. The agency posted images of the area on Wednesday.

NASA says it needs a $1.6 billion ‘down payment’ from Congress to send astronauts back to the moon within 5 years

Jim Bridenstine, NASA's administrator, says the space agency needs more money to send people to the moon in 2024 as part of its "Artemis" program.
Jeff Bezos unveils a model of Blue Origin's "Blue Moon" lunar lander on May 9, 2019, in Washington DC.

Jeff Bezos has unveiled an enormous ‘Blue Moon’ lunar lander to ferry payloads — and maybe people — to the moon’s s...

Jeff Bezos unveiled a moon lander at a Blue Origin event on Thursday. Here's what the "Blue Moon" vehicle looks like and what Bezos says it will do.
Jeff Bezos shows off Blue Origin's lunar lander concept, called Blue Moon, in Washington, DC, on May 9, 2019.

Jeff Bezos unveils a giant lunar lander that he says is ‘going to the moon’ and will help Blue Origin populate space

Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, unveiled a giant lunar lander on Thursday at an event about the progress of his spaceflight company, Blue Origin.