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One-of-a-kind telephoto lens used on Apollo 15 moon landing up for auction

One-of-a-kind telephoto lens used on Apollo 15 moon landing up for auction It’s unlikely you’ll find a compatible lens mount for the Zeiss telephoto on modern cameras, but that’s hardly the reason you’d buy it.The lens was manufactured specifically for Hasselblad EDC (electric data camera), a camera designed to operate in the extreme conditions found on the moon.

No, a Chinese satellite probably isn’t falling out of the sky, and NASA isn’t hiding evidence of alien life

No, a Chinese satellite probably isn’t falling out of the sky, and NASA isn’t hiding evidence of alien life Then news broke that a Chinese satellite might be out of control and falling towards us, while NASA is probably hiding evidence of UFOs when it cut the ISS video feed earlier today.The Tiangong-1 was China’s first attempt to launch an orbital space station for conducting remote experiments and testing its own orbital docking and rendezvous capabilities.

Eugene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon, has passed away

Eugene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon, has passed away Yesterday, on Martin Luther King Day, the last man to set foot on the moon passed away.That left Cernan as the pilot and Thomas Stafford as the command pilot on Gemini 9A.

50 years ago, the Apollo program began with a deadly tragedy

50 years ago, the Apollo program began with a deadly tragedy On March 21, 1966, NASA announced its crew selection for the AS-204 mission — the first crewed mission in the program aimed at reaching the moon.21, 1967.

Remembering the Apollo I disaster, 50 years later

Remembering the Apollo I disaster, 50 years later Fifty years ago today, three American astronauts died in a sudden, uncontrollable cabin fire aboard the Apollo I space capsule.As Ars notes, in the fifty years since Apollo I, NASA has fielded just one new crewed spacecraft — the Space Shuttle.

The Apollo 11 space capsule is being prepped for another mission

The Apollo 11 space capsule is being prepped for another mission Nearly 50 years after it traveled to the moon and back, the Apollo 11 command capsule is being prepped for another mission, though this time on terra firma.The capsule, Columbia, is set to leave the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum for the first time in 46 years for a traveling exhibition called, “Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission.

Bill Paxton, actor in ‘Aliens,’ ‘Titanic,’ ‘Apollo 13,’ dies at 61

Bill Paxton, actor in ‘Aliens,’ ‘Titanic,’ ‘Apollo 13,’ dies at 61 We ask to please respect the family’s wish for privacy as they mourn the loss of their adored husband and father.” Originally born in Fort Worth, Texas, Paxton moved to Los Angeles at just 18 years old to pursue an acting career.

Drinks on the go: This Airstream trailer houses a full bar, and you can rent it

Drinks on the go: This Airstream trailer houses a full bar, and you can rent it A symbol of trailer travel for the better part of the last 50 years, an Airstream trailer is a timeless staple of road trips.It’s dubbed the Apollo 70 Airstream Bar.

Lego's awesome, big new Saturn V rocket set is a space nerd's dream

Lego's awesome, big new Saturn V rocket set is a space nerd's dream If you're a space nerd, there's never been a better time to get back into Lego, especially with a new, towering (literally) set about to hit shelves.Following the huge buzz around the Women of NASA set announced earlier this year, Lego has announced the release date from another user-submitted idea: a Lego set of the Apollo-era Saturn V rocket.

NASA Computers from Apollo Era Found in Pittsburgh Basement

NASA Computers from Apollo Era Found in Pittsburgh Basement In the case of a former engineer from Pittsburgh, his basement was home to a pair of NASA computers from the 1960s.That would have been in the era of the Pioneer missions and the early days of Apollo.

Meet the Space Launch System: NASA's Next Big-Ass Rocket

Meet the Space Launch System: NASA's Next Big-Ass Rocket With SpaceX making headline after headline, it’s easy to start wondering if NASA is doing much of anything these days.With the retirement of the Space Shuttle program, NASA has been left without any major rockets that can get to space.