PHOTOS: Rare Glimpses Of Historic Apollo 11 Mission
"Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the moon July 1969, A.D. We came in peace for all mankind." -- Inscription on the plaque of the Apoll...
13 Things That Saved Apollo 13, Part 1: Timing - Universe Today
[/caption] Note: To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 13 mission, for the next 13 days, Universe Today will feature “13 Things That Saved Apollo 13,” discussing different turning points of the mission with NASA engineer Jerry Woodfill. Click here for our preview article. Oxygen Tank two in the Apollo 13 Service Module exploded … Continue reading "13 Things That Saved Apollo 13, Part 1: Timing"
NASA Sets A 2018 Launch Date For The Rocket That Will Take Us To Mars
Three years after its unveiling, NASA managers have approved the development of the rocket that will carry astronauts into deep space. Called the Space Launch System (SLS), the heavy-lift rocket will be the most powerful ever built, and is designed to launch the next generation of space explorers to deep-space worlds well beyond Earth's moon.
The 363-foot tall Apollo Saturn V space vehicle is leaving the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) for Pad A, Launch Complex 39, Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Florida. The Saturn V stack and its mobile launch tower are atop a crawler-transporter. The "stack" and the VAB are reflected in the turning basin.