Apollo 11


Apollo 11's 50th anniversary evokes glory, regret in space travel

firefoxFifty years after Apollo 11 astronauts were first to walk on the moon, the United States and the world are celebrating the historic achievement, while many also lament that moon missions ended decades ago.


Via the BBC, find out how Apollo 11’s Eagle actually landed

13 Minutes to the Moon takes you through the first landing in exhaustive detail.


You can own a flag from the Apollo 11 mission, if your pockets are deep enough

We're now just one month away from the 50th anniversary of NASA's Apollo 11 mission to the Moon, and owners of some seriously sought-after space relics are putting their memorabilia on the auction block in the hopes of capitalizing on the hype. RR Auction is hosting the bidding for a number of rare artifacts that traveled to the Moon decades ago and as you might expect, prices are out of this world. Among the items being offered is a roll of 70 mm film that was taken to the Moon during the Apollo 11 mission, as well as an American Flag that traveled around the Moon during the Apollo 15 campaign. The flag, which measures just under six inches on its longest side, was carried to the South Pole in January of 1970 and then made the trip to space in the Command Module Endeavor on the Apollo 15 mission. It's also signed by Dave Scott, commander of the mission, and comes with a letter of certification, also signed by Scott. As interesting as that story is, the roll of 70 mm film from the Apollo 11 mission might have it beat: Extremely rare second-generation 70-mm positive film roll from Magazine S of the Apollo 11 Hasselblad camera, containing 126 of the most iconic images from the first lunar-landing mission. The roll features photographs taken by Commander Neil Armstrong and Lunar Module Pilot Buzz Aldrin during their historic two-and-a-half-hour lunar EVA at Tranquility Base on July 20, 1969, with color images including: moments from inside the Lunar Module Eagle immediately prior to Armstrong leaving the spacecraft. The relics are up for sale right now and are already fetching some impressive cash, but have not yet reached their pre-auction estimates. The flag, for example, is currently priced at around $1,500 but is expected to eventually net as much as $10,000. The film roll, on the other hand, has already reached over $7,000 of an estimated $8,000 final price and could go much higher.


Apollo 11 Moon landing celebrated with new LEGO set

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, Lego has partnered with NASA to create the LEGO Creator Expert NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander.


Apollo 11: New website replays first Moon landing mission in real time

With a single click, a new website can take you back 50 years and place you directly into the real-time action of the first moon landing mission.


JFK Library launches app to celebrate Apollo 11 mission

BOSTON (AP) — The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing with a new app that helps users relive the 1969 launch of the Apollo 11 mission. The free app available now uses videos, images, and audio recordings from the mission that on July 20, […] The post JFK Library launches app to celebrate Apollo 11 mission appeared first on LEX18.com.


Apollo 11 at 50: Space program transfixed Americans, changed pop culture

firefoxManned space missions since 1961 have influenced pop culture -- entertainment, architecture, fashion, consumer goods and language. The Apollo 11 moon landing was the pinnacle.


Apollo 11 flag, flight plan page, roll of film used on the Moon up for auction

An American flag that was flown into orbit during Apollo 11 is among a host of artifacts from the historic mission up for auction this week.


Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins reveals unseen photo of Moon landing crew he 'found at the bottom of a box'

Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins has revealed a previously unseen photo of the famous Moon landing crewmembers that he “found at the bottom of a box.”


Oreos celebrate Apollo 11 anniversary with moon-themed cookies

firefoxOreo has debuted a new variety to mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing -- and no, the sandwich cookies aren't filled with green cheese.