apollo program

tech-science

A DIY Programmer Made a New Game for the 50-Year-Old Apollo Guidance Computer

“The AGC wasn't just an important part [of Apollo]: it was the core of the entire ship, without which the entire program wouldn't have been possible.”
Becky Ferreira
7.24.19
hypersonic

Why the Piloted Flight Speed Record Hasn’t Been Broken in 50 Years

It all goes back to the history of the X-15 A-2, an unmistakable rocket-powered product of its moment.
Caroline Haskins
10.6.17
JFK Centennial

JFK and the American-Soviet Moon Landing That Wasn’t

“Why don’t we do it together?”
Becky Ferreira
5.29.17
on the shoulders of giants

I Felt Every Emotion Standing in the Shadows of NASA's Apollo 1 Fire

Traveling to Pad 34 last week—a trip generously arranged for me by NASA staff—made me feel like I finally knew my grandpa, who tried to save three astronauts.
Kaleigh Rogers
4.28.17
kickstarter

Pilot the Apollo 11 Moon Landing in This Detailed VR Recreation

Experience Armstrong’s “giant leap” for yourself.
Becky Ferreira
3.13.16
nasa

Celebrate the Saturn V’s Birthday by Watching the Largest Rocket in History Fly

Even Walter Cronkite lost his mind.
Becky Ferreira
11.9.15
nasa

Someone in Alabama Sold a Priceless Lunar Rover for Scrap Metal

According to NASA documents, an early lunar rover prototype was left to rot in someone's backyard, then sold to a junkyard.
Jason Koebler
10.27.15
nasa

You Can Now Buy Spaghetti that Went to the Moon

But it will cost you five figures.
Kaleigh Rogers
4.17.15
Features

Faking the Moon Landing

Before computerized flight simulators could train astronauts, NASA built fake moons.
Claire L. Evans
7.16.14