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The 12 Men Who Walked on the Moon

In the wake of the passing of Neil Armstrong, many people have expressed sadness at the fact that the Apollo lunar missions were so long ago, and that soon there will be no one left alive who actually went to the moon. Randall Munroe of xkcd addressed that concept some time ago. It’s time we [...]

The American Flags on the Moon Are Still Standing

During the six Apollo moon landings, astronauts left American flags planted into the lunar soil. NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, which has surveyed the moon for the past three years, has revealed that all but one of them are still standing: The photos from Lunar Reconaissance Orbiter (LRO) show the flags are still casting shadows – except [...]

What happened to the flags on the moon ?

Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin planted the first flag on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission in 1969. There were difficulties even during the proces…

Stolen Apollo 11 moon dust recovered

NASA have managed to recover stolen moon dust from the Apollo 11 mission that was about to auctioned. In the US there are laws prohibiting the sale or…

Space Auction

NASA is preparing to auction off souvenirs, paperwork, and hardware from the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo projects. Of course, items from the Apollo 11 mission will command higher prices, such as the American flag shown, which went to the moon in the summer of 1969. Remarkable flight-flown printed fabric American flag, 6 x 4, flown aboard [...]