Watch NASA's Full TV Broadcast of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing Right Here

Exactly 45 years ago today, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first men to set foot on the moon. And right now, NASA is replaying the full TV broadcast from that fateful day in real-time. Watch it below—it's just as exhilarating today as it must have been 45 years ago. » 7/21/14 12:16am 7/21/14 12:16am

Chinese rover diorama shows Europe being nuked

China deserves all the congratulations in the world for landing its first spacecraft on the Moon. It's a big deal – both for China and humanity at large. But can somebody please explain why the background image at this exhibit for China's recently deployed Yutu Rover depicts a massive mushroom cloud over Europe? » 12/17/13 1:04pm 12/17/13 1:04pm

Bang, Zoom, Straight to the Moon: China Launches Its First Lunar Rover

Just a decade after entering the space race, China is headed to the moon. With the successful launch of a Long March rocket carrying the Chang'e 3 lunar lander earlier this morning, China is attempting to become the third nation in history to land (rather than crash) a spacecraft on the lunar surface. » 12/02/13 4:45pm 12/02/13 4:45pm

Watch An Airplane Fly Across The Moon

Some of life’s little surprises don’t reveal themselves until you find yourself shooting footage of the Moon at night with a Canon 5D Mark II attached to a huge-ass Meade Instruments LX200 telescope. It’s an airplane passing against the face of the Moon, its contrails black in the strange light. What a beautiful sight. » 5/01/12 12:30pm 5/01/12 12:30pm

NASA Reveals New Rover For Manned Extraterrestrial Missions

NASA today released photos of their strange-but-functional next-generation lunar rover concept: the Small Pressurized Rover. Built on the NASA Chariot » 10/29/08 12:00pm 10/29/08 12:00pm chassis, the futuristic rover is like a covered wagon for exploring new frontiers of the lunar environment. The SPR can be driven from inside without the need for…