It's been 50 years since NASA’s critical Apollo 8, the first manned spacecraft to leave Earth, orbit the moon and return. The bold and risky mission paved the way for the moon landing seven months later, at a time when…
Relive humanity's first moonwalk.
By Lora Strum
The Apollo 11 moon landing was one giant leap for mankind, but a string of conspiracy theories have since tried to ground the 1969 spaceflight as a staged production on a Hollywood backlot. The false claims range loud enough that…
By Joshua Barajas
Forty-five years ago today, at 10:56 p.m. EDT, Neil Armstrong took the most famous step of the 20th century. With more than half a billion people watching, the commander of the Apollo 11 climbed down the spacecraft’s ladder and on…
By Margaret Myers
Four astronauts were awarded the nation's highest civilian honor on Wednesday: the Congressional Gold Medal. Ray Suarez reports.
President Obama and former President Clinton were among attendees who gathered Wednesday at Lincoln Center in New York to honor Walter Cronkite.
As the country celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, NASA and the Obama administration are weighing the debate over sending more astronauts into space, or to shift more toward the use of robots. Ray Suarez reports.
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