The achievement soars in the rarest of air along with the founding of America itself.

  • Bryan Norcross
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Apollo 11 communications required giant antennas on a British ocean outpost full of donkeys.

They are about to become the most distant explorers in human history, the very first earthlings to walk upon the surface of the moon.


As NASA celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, the agency is scrambling to meet the White House demand that it put Americans back on the moon by 2024. It's a huge test of whether the space agency still has the right stuff.

  • Perspective

We’re deliriously surrounded by moon-landing documentaries. But few of them feature ordinary Earthlings.

The mission nearly ended in disaster, spared at the last minute by two canny meteorologists with access to a top-secret satellite.

  • Jeremy Deaton
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Explore five iconic spacesuits in 3-D and more than 50 years of spaceflight

A Saturn V rocket display shines on the iconic monument to commemorate the July 1969 moon landing.

The moon landing stopped a Yankees-Senators game in the middle of an at-bat. Fans went wild, but players wanted to get back to the game.

I walked two blocks to the ocean, stood in the surf and watched man go to the moon. Would anything really be the same again?

  • Bryan Norcross
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David Burnett photographed living Apollo legends for the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 landing.

The space agency had vision, genius and dash, but a strategy of incremental progress won the race.

Star Trekking put on hold as visionaries appreciate the home planet anew

Why, for a decade, did America invest billions of dollars into racing the Soviets to a giant rock? The reason we’re given is because it was hard. But that’s not the full story.

The moon was born after a cataclysmic collision 4.5 billion years ago, and the fact is we might not exist without it.

The culture that put men on the moon was intense, fun, family-unfriendly, and mostly white and male.

The idea that NASA faked the landing proves as durable as the lunar rocks.

As Apollo 11’s 50th anniversary nears, NASA has decided to release three new samples for scientific analysis.

No human being had ever been beyond low Earth orbit when Frank Borman, James Lovell, Jr., and Bill Anders blasted off on Dec. 21, 1968.