For 50 Years Since Apollo 11, Presidents Have Tried to Take That Next Giant Leap

ImageAn image of the Apollo program's Saturn V rocket was projected this week onto the Washington Monument.After the Apollo program ended, other presidents promised to go back to the moon — or send humans to Mars or even land astronauts on asteroids. Read more »

The Apollo 11 Moon Landing in Augmented Reality

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Apollo 11: As They Shot It

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Apollo 11: As They Shot It - Returning Home

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An Apollo 11 ‘Oratorio,’ Told by Those Who Were There

CreditCreditTim Schutsky for The New York Times[Read all Times reporting on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.The conversations were research for his new play, “One Giant Leap, 50 Years On,” about the Apollo 11 moon landing on July 20, 1969 — not, on the face of it, a tear-jerking topic. Read more »

Apollo 11 Anniversary: How to Celebrate This Weekend

CreditCreditAnn-Sophie Fjelloe-Jensen/New York Hall of Science[Read all Times reporting on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.Or you can just relive Apollo 11 with the help of enormous overhead screens, which will show footage of the launch and the landing. Read more »

Apollo 11 Anniversary: Everything You Need to Read on the Moon Landing

Science|Apollo 11 Anniversary: Everything You Need to Read on the Moon LandingImageA view of the Moon's north pole made from 18 images taken by NASA's Galileo.Here is a roundup of some of our reporting this year on Apollo 11. Read more »

For Apollo 11 He Wasn’t on the Moon. But His Coffee Was Warm.

[Read all Times reporting on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.”Three days later, the Apollo 11 capsule splashed down in the Pacific. Read more »

Looking Back at People Watching the Apollo 11 Mission

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Pedestrians in Times Square stopping to track the astronauts’ progress.
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The Apollo 11 Mission Was Also a Global Media Sensation

[Read all Times reporting on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.All three major American broadcast networks — CBS, NBC and ABC — covered the Apollo 11 mission, with CBS dominating the ratings. Read more »

Two Magical Places That Sent Apollo 11 to the Moon and Back

“Thank you, the 300-and-some-thousand Americans working on that program,” Michael Collins, the command module pilot of Apollo 11, said in a recent interview.As he was working in the lunar module cockpit there was a knock on the door. Read more »

Neglected After Apollo, the Moon Comes Back Around

”For India, reaching the moon would highlight its technological advances.The second flight — the first with astronauts aboard — would zip around the moon, but not land, in 2022. Read more »

Your Apollo 11-Inspired Guide to Eclipses, Supermoons and More Lunar Events

ImageTop: Solar eclipse; Bottom: Lunar eclipse.A partial lunar eclipse will be visible to people across South America, Africa, Asia and Australia. Read more »

Apollo 11 Moon Landing 50th Anniversary

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How ‘The Twilight Zone’ First Saw Man on the Moon
The 1959 pilot episode, airing a decade before the first moon landing, bore what would become the series’ hallmark: narrating Cold War anxieties through a mix of science and superstition.Essay

Why Apollo 10 Stopped Just 47,000 Feet From the Moon
In a year when we’ll celebrate Apollo 11’s 50th anniversary, it’s worth remembering the pathfinders who completed the same mission with one critical order: don’t actually land on the moon.
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Reliving the Apollo 11 Moon Landing in Pictures

Science|Reliving the Apollo 11 Moon Landing in Pictures[Read all Times reporting on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.Five decades later the moon landing, as achievement and notion, remains mind-boggling. Read more »

Remembering Those Who Lived the Apollo 11 Mission

Obituaries|Remembering Those Who Lived the Apollo 11 MissionImageNeil Armstrong in the lunar module after his moonwalk.”ImageWernher von Braun in front of the Saturn V rocket that would be used in the Apollo 11 launch. Read more »

Remembering Apollo 11: What to Watch and Listen To

Movies|Remembering Apollo 11: What to Watch and Listen ToAs the 50th anniversary of the moon landing approaches, these movies, television shows and podcasts help shine a light on the story.ImageBuzz Aldrin in “Apollo 11,” a documentary by Todd Douglas Miller. Read more »

Why Apollo 10 Stopped Just 47,000 Feet From the Moon

CreditJSC/NASAImageThe Apollo 11 crew debriefs the Apollo 10 crew after the Apollo 10 flight.CreditJSC/NASAImageThe mission’s mascots, Snoopy and Charlie Brown, on a console in the Mission Control Center on the first day of the Apollo 10 mission. Read more »