moon landing

The Chinese Rover's First Moon Photos Are Here

China’s National Space Administration has released photos taken by the Yutu rover on the moon. There is also video footage of the Chang’e 3 lander’s descent, and you can see in the video (below) when it comes to a full stop about 50 meters above the surface of the moon for a quick photo survey.


China's Rover Has Reportedly Landed On The Moon

China’s state-run television network is reporting that the unmanned Yutu lunar rover has successfully soft-landed on the moon. The rover, which touched down a few minutes after 9PM Saturday night Beijing time, is the first object to be successfully soft-landed on the moon since 1976.


Monday Night Web Movie: Relive the Moon Landing With This Documentary

We woke up this week to a world without Neil Armstrong in it. He was taken over the weekend following complications from a heart operation earlier in the month. Armstrong’s achievements included being the first man to ever set foot on the Moon, and it’s now time to relive that achievement with our Monday Night Web Movie.


Neil Armstrong Talks Moon Landing To Australian Accountants

That’s right up there in terms of headlines I never thought I’d write, but it’s true nonetheless; Neil Armstrong — yes, that Neil Armstrong — a man notable for generally refusing interview requests outright, has recorded a series of indepth interview with the Certified Practicing Accountants of Australia.


New Apollo 17 Landing Photo Clearly Shows Lander, Flag

It’s blurrier than old MySpace snapshots, but it’s there as expected. The Apollo Lunar Modules and the US flag left behind at the Apollo 17 landing site has been caught in a close-up image by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.


Norman Rockwell: The Original King Of The Photoshop

Back when Norman Rockwell ruled Saturday evenings, Adobe wasn’t even a gleam in some nerd’s eye, but a new book shows that the painter was, nevertheless, a Photoshop god.


A Real Astronaut Reflects On America's Moon Landings, Past And Future

Our friend and astronaut blogger Leroy Chiao was an invited guest at the Apollo 11 40th Anniversary gala last night. Here he shares a few shots, his memories of the Eagle touchdown, and his thoughts on the next moon mission.



Should We Skip The Moon And Head For Mars?

Speaking at a Washington lecture over the weekend, Apollo 11 crewmembers Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins expressed concern about NASA focusing too much on past accomplishments. That is to say, they believe we should focus our efforts on Mars.


The Apollo 11 Moon Landing Liveblog

Apollo 11 Mission Commander Neil Armstrong and Lunar Module Pilot Buzz Aldrin are now on course to the surface of the Moon, after undocking from Columbia. I’m certainly not the great Walter Cronkite, but I’m liveblogging the historic event here.