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The 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11
Special Report
Special Report

The 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11

Celebrating the past and future of humans on the moon

Mapping the Mission

Modern satellite imagery and 3-D modeling give us a new view of how Apollo 11 played out

July 1, 2019 — Edward Bell

When Earth and the Moon Were One

An entirely new class of astronomical object—a synestia—may be the key to solving the lingering mysteries of lunar origin

July 1, 2019 — Simon J. Lock and Sarah T. Stewart

Apollo's Bounty: The Science of the Moon Rocks

The lunar rocks brought home by Apollo astronauts reshaped our understanding of the moon and the entire solar system. Gathering more of them is one of the most important reasons to go back...

July 1, 2019 — Erica Jawin

The Exploration of the Moon

The successful mission of Apollo 11 opens an epoch of manned lunar exploration. What questions should this exploration seek to answer, and what areas of the moon should be visited to best confront them?...

October 1, 1969 — Wilmot Hess, Robert Kovach, Paul W. Gast and Gene Simmons

Take a Round-Trip to the Moon on Apollo 11

On July 16, 1969, Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins blasted off from Kennedy Space Center. Armstrong and Aldrin landed on the moon four days later. ..

July 21, 2015 — Eliene Augenbraun and Benjamin Meyers

Aldrin Dusts Off Moon Memories

Buzz Aldrin recalls the simple strangeness of being on another world, such as how the dust rose and fell differently on the moon with each footfall. Steve Mirsky reports

July 20, 2009
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