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Earth Day

When the crew of Apollo 8 returned this image on Christmas Eve of 1968 they took turns reading the first ten verses from the book of Genesis, which is about life and creation. 61 more words

Apollo 8

Apollo 8 by Jeffrey Kluger

On Feb. 15, 2017, people paying attention to the US human space flight program were startled to learn NASA was considering putting a crew aboard the first flight of the SLS rocket system. 438 more words


Michael Bitsoff's Brief Discussion of Elon Musk's Proposed Civilian Moon Flights

(Photo: Rossbarranco at English Wikipedia-Public Domain)

With the NASA Space Shuttle circuit program long over, the Space Center in Houston recently unveiled NASA 905—the designator for the Boeing 747 that once ferried Shuttles on their backs across the country for decades. 239 more words

Elon Musk's Moon Mission Is Exciting, Audacious ... and Iffy

Elon Musk has been known to keep only few books on the shelf behind his desk at the SpaceX factory floor in Hawthorne, Calif. Most of them are basic books on rocket design. 1,128 more words

Fancy a Trip to The Moon?

Elon Musk, the owner of SpaceX, a private rocket company, announced on the 27th. February that they will be sending two private citizens on a round the moon trip late in 2018. 913 more words


NASA Just Got Real About Returning to the Moon

Americans can get awfully dreamy about the moon — and with good reason. The flags and footprints we left there in the 1960s and 1970s were symbols of what we can achieve when we just plain decide to achieve it. 990 more words

Genesis: The Story Of Apollo 8, The First Manned Flight To Another World by Robert Zimmerman


It was NASA’s most dangerous space mission. The chances of success were fifty-fifty. And three men would dare to fly farther and faster than ever before. 451 more words