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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.