apollo

Lady Apollo: Margaret Hamilton

Half a century ago, MIT played a critical role in the development of the flight software for NASA’s Apollo program, which landed humans on the moon for the first time in 1969. One of the…


Michael Collins about his return to the Moon

Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins was part of the three-person crew that flew on mankind’s first mission to land on the moon, but he was the one who remained in orbit and never got to…


Let’s visit the museum on the Moon

As NASA turns away from the moon and towards sending astronauts to Mars (by way of an asteroid or two), two members of Congress have put forth a plan to protect the United States’ lunar…


Protective Moon bubbles to the rescue?

As any starship captain knows, should Klingons or Romulans ever attack your craft, the first thing you do is to raise the deflector shields. On Earth, scientists are busy trying to recreate this fictional concept,…


Museum on the Moon

The preservation of the Apollo landing sites, with particular emphasis on the Apollo 11 site at Tranquility Base, was taken up in a recent article at SPACE.com. That article discussed methods of preserving historically significant…


Gentlemen – angle up your engines!

The F1 is not a racing car, nor a sports event. It’s an engine alright, but one with two million pounds of thrust. And it rests on the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. It didn’t…


Apollo lands in New Mexico

When it comes to museum membership perks, a full-size spacecraft is hard to top. Just such a benefit landed at the New Mexico Museum of Space History Friday (March 1), signaling the Alamogordo institution, a…