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Left to Right: Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin Jr.

What If the Moon Landing Had Failed?

On the 45th anniversary of Apollo 11’s launch, read about the chilling presidential speech prepared in case disaster struck the moon landing.

Chinese rendering of Chang'e 3 lunar module and rover (Credit: Beijing Institute of Spacecraft System Engineering)

Chinese Spacecraft Lands on Moon

The unmanned Chinese spacecraft Chang’e 3 and lunar rover Yutu (“Jade Rabbit”) made a historic landing on the moon this weekend.

Moon Formation

Moon Created by Giant Collision, Studies Confirm

Three new studies lend support to the theory that Earth’s satellite emerged from a fiery planetary smashup.

Official Portrait of Neil Armstrong

Remembering Neil Armstrong: Slideshow

Explore the incredible career of astronaut Neil Armstrong, who died Saturday at 82.

Moon Formation

Where Does the Moon Come From?

As new research casts doubt on a leading theory about how the moon came into being, explore various lunar formation models.