Space Exploration

Explore the topics below to learn about Space Exploration through newspaper articles and clippings.

Buzz Aldrin salutes the U.S flag on the Moon

Apollo 11 Moon Landing

One of the most famous NASA missions, Apollo 11 took mankind to the surface of the moon for the first time. The astronauts who made that first moonwalk—Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin—have been household names ever since. Apollo 11 launched from the Kennedy Space Center on July 16, 1969, using a Saturn V rocket loaded …Read More

Apollo 13 liftoff, 11 April 1970

Apollo 13

Apollo 13 was the seventh manned mission in the Apollo space program and the third intended to land on the Moon. The craft was launched on April 11, 1970, at 14:13 EST (19:13 UTC) from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, but the lunar landing was aborted after an oxygen tank exploded two days later, crippling …Read More

Crew members of the Space Shuttle Challenger's final mission

Challenger Disaster

On January 28, 1986, the NASA shuttle orbiter mission STS-51-L and the tenth flight of Space Shuttle Challenger (OV-99) broke apart 73 seconds into its flight, killing all seven crew members, which consisted of five NASA astronauts and two payload specialists. The spacecraft disintegrated over the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Cape Canaveral, Florida, …Read More