These Metal Spiders Taught Astronauts to Land the Lunar Module on the Moon

October 30, 1964: What’s the best way to practice lunar landings when you’ve never been to the moon? With the Lunar Landing Research Vehicle, of course! Although decidedly inelegant in appearance, astronauts relied on these engineering marvels for their practice. »10/28/15 2:40pm10/28/15 2:40pm


Secret stash of Moon artifacts found hidden in Neil Armstrong's closet

These are the contents of a mysterious white bag found hidden in Neil Armstrong's closet: Weird looking lamps, wrenches, utility brackets, sights, and a film camera that later was identified as the one that captured the famous Apollo 11's descent on the Moon's surface. Nobody knew about it, including his widow. »2/07/15 6:59pm2/07/15 6:59pm

This Song's Rhythm Is Inspired by Neil Armstrong's Heartbeat on the Moon

Forty-five years ago, a man landed on the moon for the first time. Understandably, he was a little nervous. Neil Armstrong's heart raced to 160 beats per minute as the lunar vehicle touched down on the moon's surface. But as he made that great leap for mankind and walked around the moon, his heart steadied and slowed.… »7/19/14 8:00pm7/19/14 8:00pm

Stabilized video of the accident that almost killed Neil Armstrong

US Navy pilot, war veteran, aerospace engineer, astronaut and first man on the Moon Neil Armstrong was also an incredible test pilot, with 900 flights in experimental aircraft including the dangerous Lunar Landing Testing Vehicle. On May 6, 1968, he almost died flying one. This is the video of the crash. »6/11/14 8:43pm6/11/14 8:43pm