Soaring faster and farther than humans had ever gone before, Borman, Lovell and Anders cut a trail to the moon for Neil Armstrong's "giant leap" seven months later
It was a time of high excitement. But the U.S. public's support of manned space exploration was already ebbing
The U.S. has been there, but now that many countries have joined the club of space-faring nations, which will be the first to return?
The Voyage of Apollo 8: The 40th Anniversary of Mankind's First Trip to the Moon [Slide Show]
When three U.S. astronauts became the first humans to leave Earth's gravity field, some NASA experts gave them a 50-50 chance of making it home alive
Future of the U.S. Space Program in Obama's Hands
A decision must be made by the next chief executive soon on the space shuttle's fate, for starters
Back to the Moon?
Probes may go, but astronauts will have to wait
Moon Once Harbored Water, Lunar Lava Beads Show
The early moon wasn't such a dry place after all
Don't Wreck the Mars Program
Devoting all the funding to just one mission would be a mistake
NASA Tests Robot Surgeon for Missions to Moon, Mars
Extended missions to the moon or Mars mean that astronauts may need improved medical care and even the ability to perform surgery in space
Could the International Space Station (ISS) serve as a base, way station or repair hangar for satellites and craft from complex missions beyond its orbit?
Space For Both?--Human Vs. Robotic Space Missions
In this episode Cornell University astronomer Jim Bell talks about future space missions and why people need to be part of them. Bell is the leader of the team operating the color cameras on the Mars rovers, and the author of the book Postcards From Mars and of an opinion piece in the August issue of Scientific American on humans in space...
Lunar "UFO"s May Be Volcanic Belches
Mysterious lunar flashes match up geographically with puffs of radon gas
Mirror, Mirror, on the Moon...
Small dish of silver-coated liquid may be first step to giant liquid telescope on the moon
Christmas at the Moon; and Instant Egghead Guide: The Mind
Scientific American editor Michael Battaglia discusses the online In-Depth-Report on Apollo 8, which orbited the moon 40 years ago this week. And author Emily Anthes talks about her new book, Instant Egghead Guide: The Mind ...
SciAm.com In-Depth Report: 40 Years Later, the Journey of Apollo 8 Still Inspires
On Dec. 21, 1968, Apollo 8 was launched on one of the greatest journeys in the history of human exploration.
Imagine If Columbus took only the Santa María, sans lifeboats, 3,000 miles across the Atlantic to the Caribbean island of Hispaniola...
To the Moon and Beyond
Humans are returning to the moon. This time the plan is to stay a while
Constellation/Orion: Back to the Moon [Slide Show]
America prepares for the next lunar missions