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.”
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.
JFK and the American-Soviet Moon Landing That Wasn’t
“Why don’t we do it together?”
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.
Pilot the Apollo 11 Moon Landing in This Detailed VR Recreation
Experience Armstrong’s “giant leap” for yourself.
Celebrate the Saturn V’s Birthday by Watching the Largest Rocket in History Fly
Even Walter Cronkite lost his mind.
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.
You Can Now Buy Spaghetti that Went to the Moon
But it will cost you five figures.
Faking the Moon Landing
Before computerized flight simulators could train astronauts, NASA built fake moons.
Claire L. Evans