Photo of astronaut Neil Armstrong reflected in the helmet of Buzz Aldrin

Here’s a Fact: We Went to the Moon in 1969

NEW YORK — Fifty years after Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon, some people insist it never happened and was all a big hoax by the U.S. government. The suspicions arose even as the lunar landing was taking place in 1969, said Roger Launius, ...
Photo of SpaceX Falcon9 launch in Cape Canaveral, FL.

Israel Flying to Moon After SpaceX Launch

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — An Israeli spacecraft rocketed toward the moon for the country's first attempted lunar landing, following a launch Thursday night by SpaceX. "We thought it's about time for a change, a...
Photo of Buzz Aldrin with American flag on the moon, 1969

US Planted Flag on the Moon. Does This Mean We Own It?

Most likely, this is the best-known picture of a flag ever taken: Buzz Aldrin standing next to the first U.S. flag planted on the Moon. For those who knew their world history, it also rang some alarm bells. Only less than a century ago, back on Earth, plant...