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Neil Armstrong Explains

NPR’s Robert Krulwich posted last week about comparing sizes. He was surprised to find out how small an area the Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin wandered when they made the first moon landing in 1969. Armstrong’s longest, boldest walk took him about as far as Joe DiMaggio used to jog every inning — [...]

Gold Olive Branch Left on the Moon

The Apollo 11 astronauts left a variety of items on the moon. In addition to the flag, the plaque, and the silicon disk with goodwill statements, they left the item shown above. It is a small replica of an olive branch, described as “less than half a foot in length,” a traditional symbol of peace. [...]

Did Buzz Aldrin see a UFO near the moon ?

A Bolivian Journalist has claimed that Buzz Aldrin told him the Apollo 11 astronauts were followed by a UFO on their trip to the moon. Journalist Edua…

Moon Rock in Dutch Museum is actually Petrified Wood

The Dutch National Museum recently admitted that one of its most prized possessions, a rock supposedly from the moon, is actually a piece of petrified wood. Rijksmuseum spokeswoman Xandra van Gelder, who oversaw the investigation that proved the piece was a fake, said the museum will keep it anyway as a curiosity. “It’s a good story, with [...]