15 Lesser-Known Facts About Apollo 11
Fifty-one years ago, Apollo 11 astronauts Neil and Buzz landed the “Eagle” on the Moon. Here are 15 lesser-known facts about the historic Apollo 11 mission.
Astronaut Edwin Buzz Aldrin, lunar module pilot, touching his feet on the lunar surface
Who was Buzz Aldrin? In this article, I will dig into the life and biography of Edwin Eugene Aldrin Jr. He set foot on the Moon at 03:15:16 on July 21, 1969.
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Failure Was Not An Option: NASA's Apollo 13 Mission of Survival in Pictures
In April 1970, NASA launched three Apollo 13 astronauts to land on the moon. But disaster struck on the way there, and the landing was scrapped. See photos of Apollo 13's epic survival mission here.
Transmission: from the Sea of Tranquility to planet Earth
This month sees the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, landing the first man on the moon. As the Observer’s science editor Robin McKie looks ahead to the future of manned spaceflight, we look back at how, in 1969, mankind viewed that giant leap