NASA’s Osiris-Rex Selects Target Asteroid Landing Site

Science|NASA’s Osiris-Rex Selects Target Asteroid Landing SiteThe spacecraft spent a year mapping Bennu’s rugged terrain, and next year it will touch down on the surface to collect a sample.A mosaic image of the asteroid Bennu taken on Dec. Read more »

India Looks Hopefully to the Moon Ahead of Chandrayaan-2 Landing

On Saturday, India could become the fourth country ever to land on the lunar surface.ImageStudents gathered in Sriharikota, on India’s east coast, to watch the Indian Space Research Organization’s launch of the Chandrayaan-2 mission spacecraft in July. Read more »

Five Women Who Made the Moon Landing Possible

JoAnn Morgan: NASA, via Getty ImagesBy Jul 23, 2019You’re reading In Her Words, where women rule the headlines.”JoAnn Morgan was NASA’s only female engineer at that time — and Apollo 11 was her debut as the first female launch controller. Read more »

The Apollo 11 Moon Landing in Augmented Reality

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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 »

How Moon-Landing Tapes Found in a $218 Batch Could Fetch $1 Million

ImageFootage from tapes being auctioned on Saturday as the “only surviving first-generation recordings of the historic moon walk.The bidding on Saturday starts at $700,000, and Sotheby’s estimates they will sell for over $1 million. Read more »

Apollo 11 Moon Landing 50th Anniversary

By Vicki Goldberg

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 »

Moon Landing by Israel’s Beresheet Spacecraft Ends in Crash

ImageAn image taken Thursday from SpaceIL’s Beresheet spacecraft, about 13 miles from the moon’s surface.“We had a failure in the spacecraft,” Opher Doron, the general manager of Israel Aerospace Industries’ space division, which collaborated on building the spacecraft, said afterward. Read more »