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 »

India Launches Chandrayaan-2 Moon Mission on Second Try

VideoIndia’s first moon lander, Chandrayaan-2, launched on Monday, a week after a first attempt was canceled at the last minute.CreditCreditArun Sankar/Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesSATISH DHAWAN SPACE CENTER, India — India is on its way to the moon. Read more »

The Apollo 11 Moon Landing in Augmented Reality

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We Went to the Moon. Why Can’t We Solve Climate Change?

]Could a “moon shot” for climate change cool a warming planet?And a determined faction even argues that climate change is a hoax, as President Donald Trump has falsely stated at various times. 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 »

One Small Step for Man, One Big Step for Moon Boots

“Framed in the photo was evidence of man on the moon,” Mr.“A single footprint, showing in perfect detail a reverse mold of the treads from the bottom of my moon boot. 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 »

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 »

Messages on the Moon From a World Turned Upside Down

EssayOur journey to the moon took us a long way from Earth, but it was always tangled up with power politics here on the ground.ImageCreditCreditMike McQuade[Read all Times reporting on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. 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 »

India’s Going to the Moon, and the Country Is Pumped

VideoStudents launched a model water-propelled rocket during a lesson by the Space India education company at Sri Venkateshwar International School in Dwarka, New Delhi.”ImageA collage made by students depicting the Chandrayaan II moon mission. 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 »

How Was the Moon Made? We Won’t Know Until We Go Back

The closer scientists look at theories of how the moon formed, the more questions they find.But if we want to understand how our moon formed, and link its chemical properties to its origin, we need to overcome these challenges. 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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The Moon Is a Hazardous Place to Live

If we get back to the lunar surface, astronauts will have to contend with much more than perilous rocket flights and the vacuum of space.When the Apollo astronauts walked on the moon, the dust clung to their spacesuits, scratched their visors and made their eyes water and their throats sore. Read more »

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 »

Imagining the Moon - The New York Times

The moon in art has changed from symbol to something real, but that hasn’t changed our will to see it.In ancient Babylon, King Nabonidus worshiped the moon god, called Sin, represented as the crescent moon. Read more »

Neil Armstrong: First Man on the Moon, and Its First Great Geologist

CreditCreditNASA, via Associated Press[Read all Times reporting on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.In fact, the moon rocks were nearly as old as the Earth and the solar system, which formed 4. Read more »

The Moon Sits for Its Portrait

The moon landing project might have been named after Diana, goddess of the moon, but NASA was giving its missions only male names.(Daguerreotypes required more light than the moon produced, hence the long exposure, during which the earth and moon both moved. Read more »

NASA Hires 3 Companies for Moon Science Deliveries

ImageA moon lander design from Astrobotic, one of three companies awarded a contract by NASA on Friday.The ice would not only be a source of water, but could also be broken apart into hydrogen and oxygen. Read more »