• The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera captured this two image mosaic of the lunar south pole.

    Lunar South Pole -- Out of the Shadows

    The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera captured this two image mosaic of the lunar south pole.

  • JSC2002-E-16084 -- Astronaut Sandra H. Magnus

    St. Louis Cardinals Honor Sandra Magnus

    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.

  • LRO image of Apollo 12 LM descent stage

    Apollo 12 and Surveyor 3

    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.

  • Greg H. Johson

    Tradition Continues for Ohio Aviation Heroes

    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.

  • NASA Astronaut Brings Some Heat to San Diego

    NASA Astronaut Brings Some Heat to San Diego

    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.

  • The X-15 aircraft.

    This Month in Exploration - September

    Fifty years ago the first powered X-15 flight occurred in Edwards, California. Read more historical facts in This Month in Exploration.

  • NASA researcher Lola Fatoyinbo seen here in June 2005 on the site where she conducted some of her field measurements.

    First Measure of Africa's Coastal Forests

    NASA researchers finds that African mangrove forests are being destroyed by worsening pollution, encroaching real estate development, and deforestation.

  • Sharon Lane, Teresa Strobush and Karon Buchner

    All in the Family

    Three sisters make work at Kennedy a family affair.

  • Grunsfeld Takes the Windy City by Storm

    Grunsfeld Takes the Windy City by Storm

    NASA astronaut John Grunsfeld spent a whirlwind two days in Chicago talking to kids and the public about the importance of space exploration.

  • The Wright Flyer at Kitty Hawk.

    This Month in Exploration - August

    One hundred years ago the Army bought its first airplane from the Wright brothers. Read more historical facts in This Month in Exploration.