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These Black Women Helped Send Us To The Moon
Remembering the African American women mathematicians and engineers whose calculations got us into space.
A True Story of High Drama in Space
In this 1995 segment from the Science Friday archives, Apollo 13 mission commander Jim Lovell tells the story of the flight’s survival after an explosion in space.
Celebrating Apollo’s ‘Giant Leap’
Ira Flatow and space historian Andy Chaikin celebrate the history of the Apollo program and examine its legacy.
The Women Who Brought Us Apollo 11
Forty-eight years ago, we witnessed Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon, thanks to a remarkable group of female coders.
What Does a Rotisserie Chicken Have in Common With the Apollo Spacecraft?
And other facts you may not know from the Apollo missions.
Our Ancient Obsession With Capturing The Moon
For millennia, humans have been trying to see the moon, capture its craters, and imagine what it could be like up there.
Preserving—And Telling—Space History
You know the iconic stories of space flight. But new stories may still be waiting to be found in archives and museum collections.
NASA’s Megarocket Bet To Return To The Moon—And Beyond
Components of the Space Launch System are undergoing testing, with an aim for a test flight next year.
The ‘Bunny Girl’ on the Moon
In 1969, the Apollo 11 astronauts heard about a mythical goddess who lives on the moon with her rabbit companion.
A Heritage Site That’s Out Of This World
This Apollo 11 poster will have you dreaming of a lunar vacation.
Protecting The Historic Human Record In Space
How could historically significant satellites, spacecraft, and landing sites be preserved in space?