Buzz Aldrin and the first ALSEP

Solar System

The Science of Apollo

Apollo 11 broke new ground for exploration, but along the way NASA squeezed as much science as it could out of this and subsequent missions landing on the Moon. From President John F. Kennedy’s 1961 mandate to the moment when Apollo 17 departed the Moon in 1972, Apollo was about…

Armstrong, Aldrin & Collins

Celestial News & Events

Celebrate Apollo 11 with a Visit to Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins Craters

Find the craters named for the three astronauts who flew the first manned mission to land on the Moon.

Ed Fendell

Astronomy and Society

Live from the Moon: How Earth Saw the First Steps of Apollo 11

Neil Armstrong's and Buzz Aldrin's first steps on the Moon changed the world. But that the world would see them wasn't a given.