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The Downlink: Southern Sky from Space, Apollo Moon Sample Opened

Jason Davis • November 08, 2019

Planetary exploration news for busy people

Tourism: Apollo's Forgotten Legacy

Emily Margolis • September 30, 2019

Americans were deeply divided over the value of the Apollo program. One member of Congress had a radical idea: open Kennedy Space Center to the public.

Emily's Recommended Kids' Space Books: Special Apollo 11 Anniversary Edition for July 2019

Emily Lakdawalla • July 03, 2019

So many Apollo-related books have come out in the first half of 2019 that I decided to cover them in a special summer book-recommendation blog. I have 5 brand-new Apollo-related books to recommend for kids, and include others I've recommended in past years.

Reconstructing the Cost of the One Giant Leap

Casey Dreier • June 16, 2019 • 3

How much did Project Apollo cost? Planetary Society experts answered that question by revisiting primary sources and reconstructing Apollo's entire cost history from 1960 - 1973.

Apollo 11 Little West Crater Panorama

The Planetary Report • June Solstice 2019

Apollo 11’S landing on 20 July 1969 was the day humans first set foot on another world. For the risky, challenging endeavor, NASA sought a smooth landing site, one lacking craters or mountains.

A Joyless 'First Man'

Casey Dreier • October 15, 2018 • 6

Space fans will enjoy the movie for its depictions of early spaceflight itself. But it avoids the richness and complexity of human experience, leaving behind awe and joy in favor of an emotional landscape as uninviting as the Moon.

Beyond Apollo: Where Next in Space?

The Planetary Report • July/August 2009

Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin and Planetary Society founder Lou Friedman argue that it is time for humans to go beyond the Moon.

While We Weren't Watching: Apollo's Scientific Exploration of the Moon

The Planetary Report • May/June 1994

Apollo gave us our money's worth. The Apollo lunar samples, totaling 381 kilograms (838 pounds), along with thousands of photographs and other data, are still yielding clues to the world that has been our Rosetta stone for deciphering planetary evolution.

The Gift of Apollo

The Planetary Report • May/June 1994

Carl Sagan writes that once upon a time, we soared into the solar system. For a few years. Then we hurried back. Why? What happened? What was Apollo really about?

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