Photo of astronaut Buzz Aldrin posing for a photo beside the US flag on the moon

Rediscovering America: A Quiz on the Space Race

By Josh Moser July 20 marks the 50th anniversary of U.S. astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin’s historic Apollo 11 walk on the moon. “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind,” Armstrong famously said, as an esti...
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 land...
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...