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After Apollo Anniversary, NASA's Prepares for Return to Moon

The American Space Agency NASA recently marked the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing. For some, the celebrations were a reminder that the program has not been to the moon since 1972. But NASA aims to change that – soon. NASA's plans are taking shape in places like Huntsville, Alabama. That's where you'll find NASA's Marshall Space …

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Apollo seen from a jungle

Fifty years ago, a boy in India heard radio when Apollo returned to Earth, and was thrilled. (Source: NASA) by Ajay Kothari Monday, July 29, 2019 I still remember – though the details are a bit blurry now the core of it is still as clear as a bell – the night my brother and sisters, my father, some farm …

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This Apollo 11 experiment still takes place on the Moon

Aldrin placed an array – an array of 100 quartz glass prisms in rows – on the surface. Later, Apollo missions 14 and 15 added similar arrays to the surface. The simple experiment does not require energy, which is why it still serves a purpose. The arrays reflect light, full of valuable insights, back to Earth. Observatories in Italy, France, …

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NASA fed cockroaches and mice with Apollo 11 moon samples

But it has not stopped yet. Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were able to secure moon samples from the lunar surface of the Apollo 11 mission and return them to Earth. To ensure the safety of the lunar samples on Earth, scientists said NASA had to run a series of tests to make sure that contamination was not possible. …

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Creating an accurate, working replica of the Apollo 11 Moon Camera

Four years ago I set myself the seemingly impossible goal of producing a working Apollo 11 camera until the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. It was a crazy idea, especially how inexperienced I was in almost all the necessary processes. I had to build a workshop and learn how to use machines that make metal removal as easy as …

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Christopher Kraft, creator of Houston Mission Control, who brought the Apollo astronauts safely back to Earth – obituary

C The late nineteen-five-year-old historian, Kraft, was an aerospace engineer and a leader in NASA on his first manned spaceflight. Later he led the first flights to the moon. He died two days after the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, when humanity landed on another world for the first time. Kraft developed the mission control concept in Houston, Texas, whose …

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Chandrayaan-2 launches next generation Apollo experiment to the Moon

An Indian spaceship carries the first reflectors left on the moon since the Apollo era. The reflectors, part of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) mission Chandrayaan-2, which was launched earlier this week, represents the next generation of an experiment that began in 1969. 50 years ago (and a few days ago) the Apollo 11 astronauts left the Moon Laser …

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