When NASA’s first fatal spacecraft accident occurred 50 years ago, it happened not in deep space but right on the launch pad.
A new study reports that Apollo astronauts have experienced elevated rates of cardiovascular-related deaths, likely because of exposure to deep space radiation.
Explore 10 surprising facts about the most ambitious project in the history of the space program.
On Christmas Eve 1968, Apollo 8’s astronauts captivated the world with a live broadcast from lunar orbit.
At 2:13 p.m. on April 11, 1970, Apollo 13 lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, embarking on what was supposed to be the third space mission to land on the Moon.