December 21 marks the 50th anniversary of NASA’s Apollo 8 moon mission, which was the first crewed flight to the moon. Humanity has since racked up an impressive list of firsts in human and robotic spaceflight. Our spacecraft have visited every planet in the solar system, reached interstellar space, sampled comets and asteroids, enabled astronauts to live in orbit for two decades, and more. The year 1968 is not exactly remembered as a great time in the US, let alone on Earth. “There was the Vietnam War going on, it was not a popular war, especially with the younger people,” Jim Lovell, a retired NASA astronaut, previously told Business Insider. “There were riots, there were two assassinations of prominent people during that period, and so things were looking kind of bad in this country.” But Lovell and his fellow crew members’ unprecedented mission to the moon – Apollo 8 – brought much of America and the world together. They entered … [Read more...] about Humanity has racked up extraordinary feats of spaceflight since NASA’s first moon mission 50 years ago. Here are the greatest hits.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA's first flight to the moon is marking its 50th anniversary. On Dec. 21st, 1968, three men flew to the moon for the first time in human history. Apollo 8 commander Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and Bill Anders orbited the moon on Christmas Eve, reading from the Book of Genesis. To this day, the mission is considered NASA's boldest and perhaps most dangerous undertaking ever. NASA whipped it together in four months, in order to beat the Soviets to the moon. A photo taken by Anders of the Earth rising above the lunar landscape remains the most iconic space snapshot. … [Read more...] about NASA’s 1st flight to moon, Apollo 8, marks 50th anniversary
Dec 17, 2:23 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Technology By Micah Ong 12/17/18 AT 12:48 AM Jupiter moon Europa may have supported some forms of life. This is what NASA will be trying to find out with its "tunnelbot."Observations from NASA's Galileo spacecraft's flybys of Europa between 1995 and 2003 showed evidence that there could be a liquid ocean beneath the surface of the Jupiter moon. Researchers speculated that this ocean could have microbial or remnants of what was once microbial life.Scientists generally agree that they need to look for lifeforms underneath the thick, planet-wide ice shell where water comes in contact with a rocky core as this was where biochemical ingredients for life may likely be found. However, one problem they faced was how exactly they could get there and burrow under the ice to collect samples.Andrew Dombard, associate professor of earth and environmental sciences at the … [Read more...] about Europa Moon Mission: NASA’s Nuclear-Powered ‘Tunnelbot’ To Search For Life
Nearly 50 years have passed since NASA’s Apollo 8 mission orbited the moon for the first time in history. On December 21, 1968, astronauts Frank Borman, William Anders, and James Lovell left the Kennedy Space Center to fly around the moon. They spent 20 hours in lunar orbit, then returned home after more than six days in space. The Apollo 8 mission was a critical step toward achieving President John F. Kennedy’s goal of landing a man on the moon. Nine other lunar missions followed Apollo 8, bringing a dozen men to the moon and gathering hundreds of pounds of rock and soil samples for analysis. In almost five decades since then, however, no US spacecraft has landed on the lunar surface. That may change in the next few years. In November,NASA announced that it was offering up to $US2.6 billion in contracts to nine American companies that could land probes on the moon by 2022. NASA does not want to buy the lunar landers or take responsibility for launching, landing, or … [Read more...] about 50 years have passed since NASA’s Apollo 8 mission circled the moon for the first time — here is every Apollo mission explained
By Eric Ting, SFGATE Published 11:04 am PST, Friday, December 14, 2018 Stephen Curry continues to troll people over his moon landing comments. Stephen Curry continues to troll people over his moon landing comments. Photo: Ayesha Curry/Instagram Photo: Ayesha Curry/Instagram Image 1 of / 23 Caption Close Image 1 of 23 Stephen Curry continues to troll people over his moon landing comments. Stephen Curry continues to troll people over his moon landing comments. Photo: Ayesha Curry/Instagram Ayesha Curry joins Steph in trolling people over moon landing comments 1 / 23 Back to Gallery Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry lit the internet on fire earlier this week by stating he … [Read more...] about Ayesha Curry joins Steph in trolling people over moon landing comments