Featured by Amy Shira Teitel
How the Saturn V Broke into Pieces Launching to the Moon
When the Sun rose on the morning of November 9, 1967, Cape Canaveral was quietly buzzing with activity. Along with...
How Did the Apollo Command and Service Modules Separate?
The service module might have powered the Apollo missions, but it was never meant to return home. Instead, it was...
Why Did The Air Force Play With Cats In Space?
Plus, 9 simple ways to move in zero gravity
Meet The First Civilian To Successfully Launch A Rocket Into Space
Ky Michaelson is basically Max Valier reincarnated
The Paraglider: How NASA Tried And Failed To Land Without Parachutes
The Rogallo wing was NASA's multi-million dollar 1960s attempt to stop ending its missions with splashdowns. It didn't work.
What Really Happened When Apollo 10 Heard Music in Space?
Apollo 10 heard eerie music around the Moon, but it's really not too mysterious.
This is what Downtime Looked Like Going to the Moon
It turns out that even astronauts can be vandals. Apollo 11 command module pilot Michael Collins left some graffiti on...
How the Apollo lunar modules were smashed for science
Each Apollo lunar module cost about $149,000,000. So why were they unceremoniously smashed into the Moon?
An Apollo Lunar Landing Told Through Vintage Art
These vintage NASA drawings show phases of a lunar mission that we've never seen in photographs.
Remembering Apollo 14 Astronaut Ed Mitchell In His Own Words
He passed away just one day before the 45th anniversary of his lunar landing