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Apollo 11


Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York showcasing visual representations of the moon

July 22, 2019 8:16 am

This is being done to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.

8 Days to the Moon and Back review: An immersive documentary to commemorate that giant leap for mankind

July 20, 2019 6:56 pm

8 Days to the Moon and Back closely follows, sans any narration, the days leading up to Apollo 11’s journey to the moon and the triumphant journey back. It is successful in evoking the sense of wonder and awe that must have taken over the world glued to radio transmitters and TV sets.

We went to the moon. Why can’t we solve climate change?

July 20, 2019 5:13 pm

Rising levels of greenhouse gases are raising temperatures worldwide, leading to shifting weather patterns that are only expected to get worse, with increased flooding and heat waves, and drought and wildfires afflicting millions.

For 50 years since Apollo 11, presidents have tried to take that next giant leap

July 20, 2019 10:57 am

After the Apollo program ended, other presidents promised to go back to the moon — or send humans to Mars or even land astronauts on asteroids. None did, unwilling or unable to obtain the financing necessary, and it remains uncertain whether Trump will, either.

The moon and us

July 20, 2019 12:04 am

It may have lost a bit of its mystique for the poet, but it continues to entice and challenge the scientist.

Ways of seeing

July 20, 2019 12:04 am

Fifty years ago, Apollo 11 established us as a spacefaring species, and also gave us the perspective to go with it.

Explained: It's not just Apollo 11; here is what other Apollo space missions achieved

July 20, 2019 8:12 pm

The inaugural mission was supposed to be launched on February 21. But disaster struck before the launch. A fire accident in the main capsule of the spacecraft during a pre-flight simulation exercise killed all the three astronauts who were to go on the mission.