The budget for mankind’s first manned mission to the moon was about $25.4 billion. Buried within the countless lines of expense details is the cost for one of the most memorable aspects […]
Golf Balls, a Feather, and Bags of Poop: What Have We Left on the Moon?
If you imagine the moon as a barren landscape, completely untouched by man, you would be mistaken. Perhaps you realize that it does have a couple of manmade items, such as an […]
Cleopatra Lived Closer in Time to the Moon Landing than the Construction of the Great Pyramid
When you look at the building of the Great Pyramid of Giza, the life of Cleopatra, and Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon, which of those is the most out of […]
One Giant Leak for Mankind
Neil Armstrong may have been the first man to go to the moon, but it was Buzz Aldrin who has the honor of being the first man to go on the moon. Yes, history […]
The Moon Landing and the Prophetic Home Run
Gaylord Perry developed a reputation as a world-class professional baseball player. His skills earned him a place in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Those skills did not include a penchant for hitting […]
Neil Armstrong and the 400-Year-Old Law That Required His Hanging
When Neil Armstrong became the first man to set foot on the moon, he instantly gained celebrity status and became welcome almost everywhere on earth. Much to his surprise — and alarm […]
How Did a 10-Year-Old Boy Help Save Apollo 11?
Neil Armstrong. Buzz Aldrin. Michael Collins. The names of the Apollo 11 astronauts who were the first to journey to the moon are rightfully remembered and honored. How many remember Greg Force, […]
Betting the Moon on NASA’s Success
On May 25, 1961, President John F. Kennedy announced the United States’ goal of landing a man on the moon and bringing him safely home before the decade’s end. Three years later, […]
A Correction 49 Years in the Making
On July 17, 1969, as Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins were en route to the Moon, a curious item appeared in the pages of the New York Times: […]
The Wright Brothers Fly to the Moon
The first airplane flight covered a mere 852 feet, but a part of that plane ultimately flew nearly half a million miles.
Humor — It Really Is Rocket Science
A lot of brains are needed to get a man to the moon and back, but a little bit of humor doesn’t hurt, either. The computer program used to guide the first […]
Hoping for the Best; Preparing for the Worst
When the Apollo 11 astronauts left earth for the moon in July 1969, it was the culmination of the best efforts to make good on President John Kennedy’s pledge to send a […]