Latest Apollo 17 Stories
My Positive Perspective airs episode to honor and thank our military with Vietnam Veteran Art Schmitt.
A piece of NASA history will be available for purchase next month, as the only camera purported to travel to the moon as part of the Apollo program will be auctioned off in Vienna, Austria on March 22.
It took nine years, but NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has finally surpassed a record set by Apollo 17 astronauts over 40 years ago.
NASA scientists describe using new calculations just how odd the surface of the moon really is, saying dust on the moon can actually leap from the dark side, to the light sight.
Forty years ago, man stepped out onto the surface of the moon for the last time during the Apollo 17 mission. On December 11, 1972, astronauts unloaded the lunar rover for a drive around on the moon's surface, beginning the end of the final Apollo missions.
Today marks the 40th anniversary when astronauts hopped onboard the Apollo 17 spacecraft and made a historic launch towards the moon.
On Thursday NASA announced that 40 years after the last Apollo spacecraft launched and headed to the moon the scientific research from those missions continues.
Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, received a sendoff worthy of his accomplishments on Friday, as his ashes were committed to sea during a service which included full military honors.
A Houston lawyer is on a mission to identify and possibly recover moon rocks that were brought back to Earth and then subsequently lost after being loaned to scientists, museums and agencies throughout the world.
A team of Dutch scientists believe that they have discovered why there are no active volcanoes on the Moon, even though recent seismic activity suggests that there is a good amount of magma below the surface.
Ronald Ellwin Evans, Jr. was an astronaut that worked with NASA on the Apollo missions and served as a Captain in the United States Navy. Evans is one of the twenty-four astronauts to fly to the moon. . Evans was born on November 10, 1933 in St. Francis, Kansas. He graduated from Highland Park High School in Topeka, Kansas. Boy Scouts of America played a huge role in Evans youth as he attained the highest level of Life Scout. Evans then went on to study at the University of Kansas...
John Young was a NASA astronaut and engineer. He was born as John Watts Young on September 24, 1930 in San Francisco, California but was raised in Orlando, Florida. After high school, Young went to the Georgia Institute of Technology and graduated in 1952 with a Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical engineering. After his graduation, he entered the United States Navy and served as a Fire Control Officer on the USS Laws. He also completed a tour in the Korean Seas. About ten years...
Harrison Schmitt was a NASA astronaut, and is also an American geologist. He was born Harrison Hagan "Jack" Schmitt on July 3, 1935 in Santa Rita, New Mexico. After high school, he went to the California Institute of Technology and received a B.S. degree in science in 1957. He then went to Norway to study geology at the University of Oslo. In 1964, Schmitt earned a Ph.D. in geology from Harvard University. After receiving his doctorate, he worked at the U.S. Geological Survey's...
Edgar Mitchell was an American pilot, engineer, and astronaut. He was also the sixth person to have walked on the moon. He was born Edgar Dean Mitchell, D.Sc. on born September 17, 1930 in Hereford, Texas. During his childhood, he was active in the Boy Scouts of America where he achieved its second highest rank, Life Scout. He attended Carnegie Institute of Technology and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial management in 1952. The following year he joined the US Navy and trained...
Charles Duke was a United States astronaut and engineer for NASA, as well as a retired USAF Brigadier General. He is also the youngest of twelve people who have walked on the moon. He was born Charles Moss Duke, Jr. on October 3, 1935 in Charlotte, North Carolina. He attended Lancaster High School and graduated as valedictorian from the Admiral Farragut Academy in St. Petersburg, Florida in 1953. He then went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Naval Sciences from the United States...
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