The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera captured this two image mosaic of the lunar south pole.
In late August, the St. Louis Cardinals took NASA Astronaut Sandra Magnus to the ball game to throw out the first pitch. Magnus isn’t part of the Cardinals’ starting line-up, but she is a hometown hero.
Four months after the success of Apollo 11, NASA launched Apollo 12 in November 1969. Almost exactly 40 years later, LRO has seen the landing site.
NASA Astronaut Greg H. Johnson returned to his home state of Ohio on a mission to increase awareness and excitement for two major space exploration milestones.
Astronaut Tracy Caldwell cannot tell you where she was when man first stepped on the moon, since she was born after Apollo 11 landed, but she can tell you where she was on the 40th anniversary. She threw out the first pitch at a San Diego Padres baseball game.
Fifty years ago the first powered X-15 flight occurred in Edwards, California. Read more historical facts in This Month in Exploration.
NASA researchers finds that African mangrove forests are being destroyed by worsening pollution, encroaching real estate development, and deforestation.
Three sisters make work at Kennedy a family affair.
NASA astronaut John Grunsfeld spent a whirlwind two days in Chicago talking to kids and the public about the importance of space exploration.
One hundred years ago the Army bought its first airplane from the Wright brothers. Read more historical facts in This Month in Exploration.