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Three new astronauts join the International Space Station crew for Expedition 60

Google Science Feeds - 4 hours 40 min ago
Exactly fifty years after Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin set foot on the moon, a new team of astronauts arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) to begin their stay there. The launch took place on Saturday, July 20, 2019 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in ...

Apollo 11 moon landing videotapes sell at auction for $1.8 million

Google Science Feeds - 5 hours 54 min ago
Footage of the first moon landing taken in 1969 during NASA's Apollo 11 mission was purchased at auction through Sotheby's for $1.82 million on Saturday. The collection of footage totals about 2 hours and 24 minutes across three reels of film recorded at ...

Google Honors Apollo 11 Software Developer Margaret Hamilton With Moonlight Portrait Bigger Than Central Park

Google Science Feeds - 6 hours 4 min ago
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, Google is shining light to one of the women whose work made the historic moon landing a success: Margaret Hamilton. A Glowing Tribute. On Thursday, July 18, the tech company unveiled a massive portrait of ...

County announces SpaceX closures

Google Science Feeds - 6 hours 13 min ago
Cameron County has authorized another round of beach and road closures for SpaceX operations at the company's Boca Chica launch site. The primary closure dates and times for Boca Chica Beach and S.H. 4 from the beach to FM 1419 are July 22 from 8 ...

China's space station, Tiangong-2, has burned up in the atmosphere

Google Science Feeds - 6 hours 25 min ago
China's small space station, Tiangong-2, has burned up in the Earth's atmosphere as part of a planned deorbital maneuver. It was launched in 2016 as a test bed for space technologies and was originally only scheduled to be in space for two or three years.

The Apollo 11 astronauts landed on the moon 50 years ago! Here are 18 ads that best capture the Space Age.

Google Science Feeds - 6 hours 34 min ago
50 years ago, on July 21, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon. When they returned, along with fellow Apollo 11 crewmember Michael Collins, humanity was more obsessed with space than ever. But the Space Age had already begun 12 ...

What a modern moonshot would look like

Google Science Feeds - 6 hours 36 min ago
This is an Inside Science story. (Inside Science) -- A half century ago this July, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin stepped outside the Eagle lander and set foot on the moon, the first time humans ever walked upon the dusty, pockmarked surface of our lunar ...

Harvard University is trying to make Mars habitable through incredible insulation material

Google Science Feeds - 6 hours 37 min ago
Harvard University, one of the best-recognized names in higher education, has announced that there might be a way to make Mars habitable, despite the harsh conditions on the planet. While NASA recently concluded that there is hardly any way to make ...

How to sell a skeptical America on funding the new space race

Google Science Feeds - 8 hours 4 min ago
On May 25, 1961, U.S. President John F. Kennedy said Americans would land a man on the moon and return him safely to Earth by the end of the decade. Fifty years ago this week, NASA fulfilled Kennedy's pledge. But while the space agency marched toward ...

Forecast: Cold Front Moves Through

Google Science Feeds - 8 hours 4 min ago
Hot and humid again today, but a cold front will move through tonight and tomorrow. This will bring the chance for some rain and some much cooler temps. Advertisement. Recommended. Whatever happened to the flag placed on the Moon in 1969?

50 Years Later: Astronaut Michael Collins on Apollo 11 mission

Google Science Feeds - 8 hours 10 min ago
(NEW YORK) -- Three men went to the moon, but only two walked on the lunar surface. Astronaut Michael Collins, the man who manned the command module during the moonwalk, reflected on the historic Apollo 11 mission as it celebrates its 50th ...

This New Omega Speedmaster Uses a Revived Movement Not Seen in 50 Years

Google Science Feeds - 8 hours 14 min ago
Well, the moment all Omega fans has been waiting for has arrived: the Swiss watchmaking juggernaut has launched a special edition Speedmaster using the newly revived 321 movement. The 321 was in use in pre-Moon Speedmasters before being ...

10 Surprising Moon Facts! (That Were Totally Wrong)

Google Science Feeds - 8 hours 15 min ago
There are plenty of conspiracy theories, recent discoveries, and just plain old misconceptions about the moon. image. By Matt Blitz. Jul 21, 2019. Halfmoon. CruelTeacherGetty Images. At 3:17 p.m. ET on July 20, 1969, the Apollo 11 lander touched down on ...

Don't hold your breath for the moon

Google Science Feeds - 8 hours 15 min ago
In the house in which I grew up, a single framed newspaper front page loomed over us. “MAN ON MOON“, it declared jubilantly, in an enormous, suitably momentous typeface. Subheadings included “'It's very pretty up here … a fine, soft surface'” and, ...

Moon landing was 'cosmic birth' of Planet Earth, claims Apollo astronaut Rusty Schweickart

Google Science Feeds - 8 hours 46 min ago
When astronaut Rusty Schweickart found himself floating in space with nothing to do while colleagues fixed a broken video camera during a space walk in 1969, the experience changed his life. Left to contemplate the spinning Earth below, Schweickart ...

Wash U Scientists To Study Moon Rocks That Have Been Sealed For Nearly 50 Years

Google Science Feeds - 8 hours 49 min ago
Geologists at Washington University will be among the first researchers to study lunar samples from the final crewed mission to the moon. The Apollo 17 mission in 1972 brought back moon rocks that have been kept in a vacuum-sealed tube for nearly five ...

Events held to mark 50 years after lunar landing

Google Science Feeds - 8 hours 54 min ago
Events held to mark 50 years after lunar landing. Saturday marks 50 years since the iconic Apollo 11 moon landing. Landing on the Moon is the first piece of content to feature on the app, produced in partnership with the Smithsonian's National Air and Space ...

Space lab falls from orbit and incinerates in Earth's atmosphere in STUNNING film

Google Science Feeds - 9 hours 16 min ago
A CHINESE space laboratory hurtled back to Earth in a fireball on Friday, as part of a planned de-orbit over the Pacific. By Tom Fish Tom Fish. 12:23, Sun, Jul 21, 2019 | UPDATED: 13:00, Sun, Jul 21, 2019. Share. Video Player is loading. Play Video. Play.

The Weirdest Things Apollo Astronauts Left on the Moon

Google Science Feeds - 9 hours 23 min ago
Three golf balls. A family photo. Large pieces of scientific equipment. A tiny statue. Bags and bags of human waste of one flavor or another. And of course, American flags. It's all among the stuff that the dozen astronauts who walked on the moon between 1969 ...

It's 2019. Why Haven't Humans Gone Back to the Moon Since the Apollo Missions?

Google Science Feeds - 9 hours 33 min ago
In retrospect, Apollo 11 was even more exceptional than we thought. NASA put two astronauts on the moon on July 20, 1969, just eight years after President John F. Kennedy announced the audacious goal and a mere 12 years after the dawn of the Space ...

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