Remembering Apollo 11
40 years ago, three human beings - with the help of many thousands of others - left our planet on a successful journey to our Moon, setting foot on another world for the first time. Tomorrow marks the 40th anniversary of the July 16, 1969 launch of Apollo 11 with astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin Jr. aboard. The entire trip lasted only 8 days, the time spent on the surface was less than one day, the entire time spent walking on the moon, a mere 2 1/2…
NASA's First Orion Spacecraft Test Flight Explained (Infographic)
The capsule will travel about 3,600 miles (5,800 kilometers) from Earth, then zoom back again at high speeds in order to test various systems, including its heat shielding and resistance to radiation.
San Francisco Rocketship
San Francisco Rocketship The 40-foot "Raygun Gothic Rocket Ship" along San Francisco's Embarcadero, near Pier 14. I miss the giant spider that was here, but I have to admit this has quickly become my favorite work of art along the Embarcadero! The rocket is supposed to be here through October 2011.
Space Launch System: NASA's Giant Rocket Explained (Infographic)
NASA's new Space Launch System is a giant rocket that builds on proven technologies. See how the SLS will help NASA send astronauts to asteroids, Mars and deep space.
SpaceX's Dragon V2 Manned Spacecraft: How it Works (Infographic)
SpaceX's Dragon Version 2 capsule will carry seven astronauts to the International Space Station. See how it works in this Space.com infographic.