Latest NASA Apollo 11 moon landing News

Buzz Aldrin flight-to-moon jacket sells at auction for $2.8M

Jul. 26, 2022 17:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Buzz Aldrin's jacket worn on his historic first mission to the moon's surface in 1969 has been auctioned off to a bidder for nearly $2.8 million. The $2,772,500 paid for the Apollo 11 Inflight Coverall Jacket is the highest for any American space-flown artifact sold...

New lunar rover in the works as NASA moon mission advances

Jul. 21, 2022 11:51 AM EDT

A new lunar rover is under development by Lockheed Martin and Goodyear as NASA gears up for a return to the moon. Unlike the rover first used during the Apollo 15 mission in 1971, built to last only a few days and for short trips, the new lunar vehicle is being built for extended...

NASA aiming for late August test flight of giant moon rocket

Jul. 20, 2022 14:17 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — On the 53rd anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing, NASA announced Wednesday it’s shooting for a late August launch of its giant, new moon rocket. NASA will attempt the more than month-long lunar test flight with three mannequins, but no...

Scientists grow plants in lunar dirt, next stop moon

May. 12, 2022 13:40 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — For the first time, scientists have grown plants in soil from the moon collected by NASA’s Apollo astronauts. Researchers had no idea if anything would sprout in the harsh moon dirt and wanted to see if it could be used to grow food by the next...