Apollo 11

  • US: Lost Apollo 11 Moon dust found in dusty storage May 26, 2013

    Washington: Moon dust samples gathered by Neil Armstrong during the Apollo 11 lunar mission have been discovered inside a California lab warehouse after sitting in the dusty storage unnoticed for more than 40 years. Vials of Moon dust brought back to Earth by Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were found last...
  • NASA testing vintage engine from Apollo 11 rocket January 26, 2013

    Huntsville: Like vinyl records and skinny ties, good things eventually come back around. At NASA, that means looking to the Apollo program for ideas on how to develop the next generation of rockets for future missions to the moon and beyond. Young engineers who weren't even born when the last Saturn...
  • Neil Armstrong to be buried at sea September 7, 2012

    Washington: US astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, will be buried at sea, family spokesperson Rick Miller said. Miller said on Thursday that no other details on the timing or the location of the burial were available, reported Xinhua. Neil Armstrong died on August 25 at the age of...
  • First man on moon Neil Armstrong dies at 82 August 26, 2012

    Neil Armstrong was born on his grandparents' farm in Ohio in 1930, when air travel was still in its infancy and space travel was the stuff of science fiction. ...
  • US astronaut Neil Armstrong passes away August 26, 2012

    Neil Armstrong's family said that he died of complications after undergoing a heart-bypass surgery earlier this month. ...
  • Neil Armstrong undergoes heart surgery August 9, 2012

    Columbus: Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, was recovering on Wednesday from heart surgery, days after his 82nd birthday. It wasn't clear where the surgery occurred or where Armstrong was recuperating. A NASA spokesman who talked to Armstrong's wife, Carol, said only that the former astronaut was...
  • Apollo 11 engines found on sea floor March 30, 2012

    Cape Canaveral: Space enthusiast and entrepreneur Jeff Bezos has found the rocket motors used to send the Apollo 11 astronauts to the moon and plans to mount a recovery expedition soon, the Amazon.com CEO and founder reported on a blog post. The five F-1 engines were fired up on July 16,...
  • New moon landing photo even shows boot tracks! September 7, 2011

    New Delhi: NASA has made available a picture that provide the sharpest images yet of the Apollo 12, 14 and 17 moon landing sites. The high definition photo even shows the boot tracks left behind in 1972 by the last US astronaut to walk on the Moon. This August 2011...
  • Neil Armstrong urges return to the Moon August 25, 2011

    Sydney: Astronaut Neil Armstrong has urged a return to the Moon to train for missions to Mars as the United States contemplates the future of its space programme following the end of the shuttle era. The first man to walk on the Moon is due to address the US Congress...
  • Footage of man's first steps on the moon restored October 7, 2010

    London: After six years of searching and digital restoration, scientists have finally completed remastering footage of the Apollo 11 moon landing. The restored video was shown for the first time Wednesday at an Australian Geographic magazine awards ceremony, with Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin as guest of honour. In 2009, the NASA released some...
  • Footage of man's first steps on the moon restored October 7, 2010

    Australian Geographic Society awards ceremony made history on Wednesday when it publicly screened digitally restored extracts of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon for the first time. ...
  • Giant leap for mankind slows down, others race to moon July 21, 2009

    Forty years ago, USA's space agency NASA put the first man on the surface of the moon. Neil Armstrong delivered words that captivated all mankind. "That's one small step for man, a giant leap for mankind," Armstrong had said. But with a crunch in resources in a downturn economy, NASA...
  • 40 years since first moonwalk: Meet the moon men July 20, 2009

    CNN's Monita Rajpal takes a memory trip to the moon with Buzz Aldrin and Eugene Cernin, two of only 12 people to join such an unusual, historic and exclusive club. ...
  • Men who first went to moon urge giant leap to Mars July 20, 2009

    Washington: The astronauts who first landed on the moon aren't dwelling on their small lunar steps. Instead, two of them on Sunday urged mankind to take a giant leap to Mars. In one of their few joint public appearances, the crew of Apollo 11 spoke on the eve of the 40th...
  • Apollo 11 astronauts look beyond moon, toward Mars July 20, 2009

    Washington: The astronauts who first landed on the moon aren't dwelling on their small lunar steps. Instead, two of them on Sunday urged mankind to take a giant leap to Mars. In one of their few joint public appearances, the crew of Apollo 11 spoke on the eve of the 40th...