Science & Technology
Here's What We Thought We Knew About the Moon Before Apollo 11
Before humanity first set foot on the lunar surface, the moon was an elusive rock in our night sky. Scientists weren't sure how it formed or what it was made of, and there was even a common misconception that the moon's surface would be fluffy. "There was real concern that our lunar landers would sink into the surface because the material was so fluffy...
Apollo Astronaut Buzz Aldrin disappointed in amount of aerospace innovation
Apollo 11 Astronaut Buzz Aldrin called out a lack of innovation in the aerospace industry during his speech at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center Wednesday night, "that is not very good for 50 years of development," said Aldrin. Aldrin said we as a civilization have not lived up to the famous words of Neal Armstrong when he set foot on the moon. He said he has been waiting for the next giant leap for man kind for 50 years.
How Government Can Help America Lead in Robotics
To secure America’s position as a leader in next-generation robotics development, the government must refine rhetoric around the tech, boost investments in it and construct a clear-cut, achievable vision around where the nation needs to be, industry experts said Tuesday.
Apollo 11: What Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin saw during dramatic Moon landing
In an attempt to provide insight into the final moments of the incredible mission, NASA has used imagery captured by its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter to create a simulation of what Armstrong saw. Orbiter images have also been used to recreate Aldrin’s view from the other side of the Lunar Module.
Apollo took us to the moon in 1969. Why haven't we gone back?
Around 94% of Americans with TVs tuned in on July 20, 1969, to see Apollo 11 touch down. Three years later, Apollo 17 sent Eugene Cernan, Ronald Evans and Harrison Schmitt to the moon, making them the last humans to exit low Earth orbit. This, and NASA's dismantling of the space shuttle program in 2011, has created a "public misconception," Hadfield says, that NASA and the West have slowed down in space.
50 Years After Apollo 11, More Americans Now Back Mars Landing
This year, unlike in the two previous years, the polling group found that a slight majority would approve of such a funding appropriation, with 53% of the respondents in favor, 46% opposed and 1% without an opinion in a poll with a sampling error of +/-4%.
CBS Is Streaming Its Original Apollo 11 Landing Coverage
Fifty years ago, the Apollo 11 mission took off for the Moon. You can see CBS’s coverage now on YouTube, showcasing not just what happened, but how it happened. It’s the same way you, your parents, or your grandparents saw the event.
Apollo Moon Landing Marked a 'Giant Leap' for Mankind - and Education. Moonshot for Kids Could Launch the Next Leap Forward
In terms of education, that Sputnik-induced panic led President Dwight Eisenhower and congressional leaders to join forces to pass the National Defense Education Act ... The act actually had multiple origins -- a shortage of mathematicians, mounting interest in high school education, the need for more Americans to learn foreign languages -- and included multiple provisions, most of them postsecondary. But it put down a big marker for STEM education as well as supplying a major boost to R&D across the board, education included.
Republican House member introduces bill to boost U.S. 5G presence
The bill, from U.S. Representative Michael McCaul of Texas, presses the secretary of state to boost the "representation and leadership" of the United States at international telecommunication organizations that create standards for the 5G cellular network. That will be necessary to combat attempts by China to gain influence in those groups, the legislation says.
Relive the Apollo 11 Moon Landing Mission in Real Time!
Fifty years ago, humans from Earth first walked on the moon and you can relive NASA's historic Apollo 11 mission as it happened with two amazing livestreams this month courtesy of ApolloinRealTime.org's Ben Feist and Space.com partner Simulation Curriculum, creator of the night sky software Starry Night and SkySafari 6.