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On the anniversary of Apollo 11, let us revisit the time Buzz Aldrin punched a moon landing denier

On the anniversary of Apollo 11, let us revisit the time Buzz Aldrin punched a moon landing denier Exactly 48 years ago Thursday — July 11, 1969 — Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin descended from the Apollo 11 capsule to become the first humans to ever walk on the moon.And while the video of Armstrong and Aldrin actually stepping foot on the moon is one of the greatest moments in history, one video that doesn't get enough love is the one you see above from 2002.

Google Maps adds 'Outer Space View' to Street View with stunning ISS photos

Google Maps adds 'Outer Space View' to Street View with stunning ISS photos You can now explore the International Space Station via Google's Street View.It's the first (but hopefully not the last) time Google has taken its Street View outside of Earth.

Swole Jeff Bezos joins Instagram to tease his new Rocket Factory

Swole Jeff Bezos joins Instagram to tease his new Rocket Factory Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is looking pretty jacked lately, and like so many other fitness buffs, Bezos decided to join Instagram to show off his assets — but his first post isn't quite what you might expect from a fitness guru.The private space company hopes to compete with SpaceX to send rockets to the moon (among other things) in the not-so-distant future.

The First Moon Landing Took Place 48 Years Ago Today

The First Moon Landing Took Place 48 Years Ago Today Still, none of those accomplishments have quite the same historical weight as the first time a person walked on the moon.That first moon walk took place exactly 48 years ago today.

17 lesser-known photos from the Apollo 11 mission

17 lesser-known photos from the Apollo 11 mission It's been 48 years since NASA's historic Apollo 11 mission in which Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to ever step foot on the lunar surface on July 20, 1969.Though NASA astronauts would reach the moon in five subsequent missions over the next three-and-a-half years (not including the aborted Apollo 13 mission), it's this very first moon landing that dominates the memories of Americans, one of the most significant moments in all of history.

Moon landing conspiracy theories are as old as the Apollo 11 mission itself

Moon landing conspiracy theories are as old as the Apollo 11 mission itself But almost immediately — in bars and homes around the country — people refused to believe it was real, and thus, the moon landing conspiracy was born.at the time also found that a small percentage of people questioned the moon landing, Launius added.

Buzz Aldrin tweets about how the iconic image of him on the moon was taken

Buzz Aldrin tweets about how the iconic image of him on the moon was taken Buzz "second man on the moon" Aldrin is back to his legendary form after pulling a mystified face at Donald Trump's weird speech about space.On the 48th anniversary of the moon landing, Aldrin recounted the story on Twitter behind one of the most iconic pictures of the 20th century.

Scientists Found Something Weird, But It's Not Aliens

Scientists Found Something Weird, But It's Not Aliens “It’s never aliens,” the saying goes.Of course, the excitement comes the fact that, if aliens exist are common enough for us to reasonably find them, then the saying should be: “it’s never aliens until it is.

Musk Says Falcon Heavy Rocket Might Explode During First Flight

Musk Says Falcon Heavy Rocket Might Explode During First Flight Soon the company will finally launch its ultra-heavy rocket, the Falcon Heavy.I would consider even that a win, to be honest,” Musk told NASA International Space Station program manager Kirk Shireman.

A moon of Mars photobombs the red planet in amazing timelapse video

A moon of Mars photobombs the red planet in amazing timelapse video A tiny moon of Mars is clearly tired of its planet hogging all of humanity's attention.A newly-released timelapse video taken by the Hubble Space Telescope shows Mars' moon Phobos peeking out from behind the planet as it orbited the red world in May 2016.

NASA Drops Decades of Archival Flight Research Footage on YouTube

NASA Drops Decades of Archival Flight Research Footage on YouTube Flying out of what would become Edwards AFB in California, Yeager became the first person to engage in supersonic flight.Now, a few decades later and with little prelude, NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California has been uploading hundreds of videos from decades of bleeding-edge aeronautics research onto YouTube.

5 weird, and very expensive, space artifacts sold at auction

5 weird, and very expensive, space artifacts sold at auction From a flight computer to a toy Snoopy, a space-themed auction on Thursday did not disappoint when it comes to strange outer space paraphernalia.The Sotheby’s auction had everything a space nerd could want, including the chance to bid online live through eBay.

Watch satellites launch into space from the viewpoint of... a satellite in space

Watch satellites launch into space from the viewpoint of... a satellite in space Watching things launch into space is awesome.Watching things launch into space from space is even more awesome.

Play Citizen Science During US Total Solar Eclipse

Play Citizen Science During US Total Solar Eclipse Calling all North American eclipse viewers: NASA wants you to participate in a nationwide science experiment next month.Fourteen states should experience complete darkness for approximately two minutes; other folks across the country will encounter at least a partial eclipse.

Your flight times could be cut in half, thanks to NASA's supersonic tech

Your flight times could be cut in half, thanks to NASA's supersonic tech The agency has a design for a new supersonic jet meant to reduce the effects of sonic booms to a much less noticeable "quiet thump.The phenomenon was one of the major reasons the super-fast transport was largely banned over U.