50 Years After Apollo 11, A New Moon Rush Is Coming

50 YEARS AFTER APOLLO 11, A NEW MOON RUSH IS COMING

Fifty years after NASA's Apollo 11 mission put the first boots on the lunar surface, many plans are afoot to explore and exploit Earth's...

This New Space Station Tech Is for the Birds

THIS NEW SPACE STATION TECH IS FOR THE BIRDS

On board the International Space Station, a new antenna has switched on and is gathering data from tiny tags attached to a very different...

 
 
 
Apollo 11 Flight Log, July 22, 1969: Firing Engines for Earth Return

APOLLO 11 FLIGHT LOG, JULY 22, 1969: FIRING ENGINES FOR EARTH RETURN

On July 22, 1969, the three men on NASA's Apollo 11 mission were in the homestretch of their historic moon voyage. See how they fired...

Apollo Astronauts and Fast Cars: Corvette, Scott Kelly Look Back at the AstroVette

APOLLO ASTRONAUTS AND FAST CARS: CORVETTE, SCOTT KELLY LOOK BACK AT THE ASTROVETTE

As Corvette and astronaut Scott Kelly unveil the new C8 Corvette for 2019, here's a at the Apollo-era "AstroVette" of 1969.

 
 
 
Apollo 11 Flight Log, July 21, 1969: Launching from the Moon

APOLLO 11 FLIGHT LOG, JULY 21, 1969: LAUNCHING FROM THE MOON

After 21.5 hours on the moon, Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin blasted off from the lunar surface on July 21, 1969...

The Weirdest Things Apollo Astronauts Left on the Moon

THE WEIRDEST THINGS APOLLO ASTRONAUTS LEFT ON THE MOON

Three golf balls, a tiny statue, bags and bags of human waste, and, of course, the flag are among the stuff that the dozen astronauts...

 
 
 

'STAR TREK: PICARD' WELCOMES BRENT SPINER, JERI RYAN, JONATHAN FRAKES, MORE TO SHOW

Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes, Jeri Ryan, Jonathan Del Arco, and Martina Sirtis have signed on to reprise their classic "Star Trek"...

It's 2019. Why Haven't Humans Gone Back to the Moon Since the Apollo Missions?

IT'S 2019. WHY HAVEN'T HUMANS GONE BACK TO THE MOON SINCE THE APOLLO MISSIONS?

In retrospect, Apollo 11 was even more exceptional than we thought.

 
 
 
'Shocking' Apollo 11 Success Stands Alone in Modern History, Astronaut Scott Kelly Says

'SHOCKING' APOLLO 11 SUCCESS STANDS ALONE IN MODERN HISTORY, ASTRONAUT SCOTT KELLY SAYS

The former NASA astronaut who notched the longest American space mission says he still remembers clearly the historic moment when Neil...

Apollo 11 'Will Be Remembered Forever,' Vice President Pence Says

APOLLO 11 'WILL BE REMEMBERED FOREVER,' VICE PRESIDENT PENCE SAYS

NASA's Apollo 11 moon landing is an icon of history, one that will be remembered forever, Vice President Mike Pence says.

 
 
 
Soyuz MS-13 Crew Lifts Off to Space Station on First Moon Landing 50th

SOYUZ MS-13 CREW LIFTS OFF TO SPACE STATION ON FIRST MOON LANDING 50TH

Drew Morgan will likely never forget where he was on July 20 - not because it was the day humans first landed on the moon, but because...

Astronaut Mae Jemison Wants to Spread Space Enthusiasm with New Apollo App

ASTRONAUT MAE JEMISON WANTS TO SPREAD SPACE ENTHUSIASM WITH NEW APOLLO APP

Former NASA astronaut Mae Jemison remembers well the excitement of the first moon landing, 50 years ago - and she just launched an...

 
 
 
Ask A Spaceman: The Science of Apollo | Video Show

ASK A SPACEMAN: THE SCIENCE OF APOLLO | VIDEO SHOW

Astrophysicist Paul Sutter breaks down the science behind NASA's historic Apollo moon missions for Space.com. Tune in here!

Apollo 11's Risky Moon Landing Included 'Lumpy Gravity,' Craters and More

APOLLO 11'S RISKY MOON LANDING INCLUDED 'LUMPY GRAVITY,' CRATERS AND MORE

Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin had to troubleshoot unexpected problems, like a "lumpy" lunar gravitational field...

 
 
 
SpaceX to Launch Used Dragon Cargo Ship for NASA on July 24

SPACEX TO LAUNCH USED DRAGON CARGO SHIP FOR NASA ON JULY 24

The next SpaceX launch is just days away as the California-based rocket builder is targeting Wednesday, July 24, for the launch of...

Apollo 11 Flight Log, July 20, 1969: The Moon Landing

APOLLO 11 FLIGHT LOG, JULY 20, 1969: THE MOON LANDING

It was the main event: On July 20, 1969, NASA's Apollo 11 crew touched their Eagle lander down on the lunar surface. Here's how Neil...

 
 
 

ALONE AT THE MOON: WHAT WAS MICHAEL COLLINS THINKING DURING THE APOLLO 11 LUNAR LANDING?

Often thought of as the loneliest Apollo 11 astronaut, Michael Collins has revealed what he was really thinking about while alone in...

Space.com at 20: A Letter from the Editor

SPACE.COM AT 20: A LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

Twenty years ago today, on July 20, 1999, Space.com went live for the very first time.

 
 
 
Astronauts Will Launch to Space Station 50 Years After Apollo 11 Moon Landing: Watch Live!

ASTRONAUTS WILL LAUNCH TO SPACE STATION 50 YEARS AFTER APOLLO 11 MOON LANDING: WATCH LIVE!

Three new crewmembers will launch to the International Space Station today on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.

50 Years Later, Apollo 11 Moon Landing Reminds America What It's Capable Of

50 YEARS LATER, APOLLO 11 MOON LANDING REMINDS AMERICA WHAT IT'S CAPABLE OF

The hopping steps of Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin left lasting marks on the lunar surface in July 1969 - and...

 
 
 



Puerto Rico gov will not seek reelection, leaves his party amid calls for...

Puerto Rico gov will not seek reelection, leaves his party amid calls for resignation

The announcement comes as hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans swarmed outside La Fortaleza in Old San Juan last week, demanding the governor resign. Read more ...

Administration pauses enforcement of abortion restriction, still frustrating...

Administration pauses enforcement of abortion restriction, still frustrating clinics

Clinics expressed concerns regarding the move, which slows a new rule against abortions Read more ...

Father of 6 died after being struck by a wave at the beach

Father of 6 died after being struck by a wave at the beach

OAK ISLAND, NC - A father of six has died after a wave struck him on a North Carolina beach and slammed him to the sand, breaking his neck, his wife said on Twitter. Lee... Read more ...

China just launched its own Nasdaq for local tech IPOs and one stock soared...

China just launched its own Nasdaq for local tech IPOs and one stock soared more than 500%

China launched its answer to the Nasdaq and some shares surged. More than 24 stocks IPO'd. The Star Market was announced by President Xi last year, in the hope it will... Read more ...

Yukiya Amano, The Head Of U.N. Nuclear Watchdog, Dies At 72

Yukiya Amano, The Head Of U.N. Nuclear Watchdog, Dies At 72

Amano, who was director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, was instrumental in negotiations leading to the 2015 deal with Iran to limit its nuclear program. Read more ...

19 people have died after consuming alcohol tainted with methanol in Costa Rica

19 people have died after consuming alcohol tainted with methanol in Costa Rica

Nineteen people have died under suspicious circumstances in Costa Rica since June 2 after drinking alcohol tainted with methanol, the country's health ministry said. Officials... Read more ...

Iran busted 17 spies linked to CIA, some received death sentence - media

Iran busted 17 spies linked to CIA, some received death sentence - media

Iranian secret services uncovered a 17-member spy ring working against the country, according to state-affiliated media. Some of the agents have been given capital punishment. Read more ...

Don't Have Your Lunch Money? 1 Pennsylvania School District Threatens Foster...

Don't Have Your Lunch Money? 1 Pennsylvania School District Threatens Foster Care

Wyoming Valley West School District in Northeastern Pennsylvania sent families a letter stating that their children would be removed from their homes if unpaid cafeteria meal... Read more ...

Will Robert Mueller's Testimony Shift The Prevailing Winds In Washington?

Will Robert Mueller's Testimony Shift The Prevailing Winds In Washington?

All eyes in the capital - and many more in the nation - will be on the former special counsel this week in Congress. Whatever takes place, the political stakes are high. (Image... Read more ...

Horton applauded by fellow swimmers for stand against Sun

Horton applauded by fellow swimmers for stand against Sun

GWANGJU, South Korea - Mack Horton walked into the dining room at the athletes' village and the applause began. It swelled into a standing ovation for the Australian swimmer... Read more ...