This post was repurposed from the ESA Science and Exploration page. A pretty special gift unwrapping will soon take place – a piercing tool built by ESA will open a Moon soil container from Apollo 17 that has gone untouched for nearly 50 years. The opening will allow the extraction of precious lunar gases which may have […]
A small piece of the Moon has landed in Bradenton at the Bishop Museum of Science and Nature just in time for the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 15 mission.
Moon lacked a magnetic field for nearly all its history – new research resolves mystery sparked by rocks brought back on Apollo
Surrounding Earth is a powerful magnetic field created by swirling liquid iron in the planet’s core. Earth’s magnetic field may be nearly as old as the Earth itself – and stands in stark contrast to the Moon, which completely lacks a magnetic field today.
Fifty years to the day after its chronograph became the first and only “unauthorized timepiece” to be worn by an astronaut on the surface of the moon, Bulova is launching a golden replica of its infamous watch.
The lunar rovers of Apollo 15, 16 and 17 parked American automotive culture on the lunar surface, and expanded the scientific range of the missions’ astronaut explorers.
They are the names written in history books: Armstrong, Aldrin, Lovell, Chaffee, Bean, Cernan, Anders, Griffin, Carr. Their stories of NASA’s Apollo program in the 1960s and ’70s are the stuff of legend and lore.