The famous 'Earthrise' photo from Apollo 8, the first manned mission to the moon. The crew entered lunar orbit on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 1968. That evening, the astronauts held a live broadcast, showing pictures of the Earth and moon as seen from their spacecraft. (Credit: NASA)
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Commentary | Exponential Technologies Taking Us Beyond Apollo


Forty-five years ago, Apollo 11 carried the first humans to land on the Moon.  Why then does it feel like the space industry hasn’t progressed much in almost half a century?

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VIDEO | LLRV Testing Contributed to Apollo 11’s Success


The U.S. Air Force’s long-delayed award of a multibillion-dollar contract to support the nation’s two main launch ranges has been pushed back again.

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The United States must lead humanity back to the Moon and to the universe beyond.

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VIDEO | Apollo F-1 Engines Recovery


Raytheon's reorganization includes a new hierarchy for many of its space-related and missile defense products

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The Apollo 12 mission's F1 engine before Bezos rescued it from the sea floor.

Commentary | Apollo-Soyuz Redux


What are the prospects of a serious strategic engagement between Washington and Beijing?

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