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Escape Pandemic Dread by Experiencing the Apollo 13 Mission in Real Time

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 13, NASA has launched an online experience in which you can relive the events of this harrowing mission as they happened in real time. Read More >>

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The Weird Ways NASA Thought Moon Dust Might Kill Apollo Astronauts

Prior to the first Moon landing, scientists had good reason to believe the lunar surface was covered in a fine layer of dust. While this might not sound like a big deal, it presented a host of concerns to the Apollo mission planners. Read More >>

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How Moon Landing Conspiracy Theories Spread Before the Internet

Conspiracy theories about the Moon landing have been around for years. Decades, in fact. And while it’s easier than ever to spread false stories thanks to the internet, the belief that humans never landed on the Moon is way older than the web. Read More >>

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Bill Gates Says Trump’s Ideas Are Like the Apollo Space Programme, Fails to Mention Americans Didn’t Support That Either

Bill Gates recently had a phone call with President-elect Donald Trump. And Gates was impressed. He even compared Trump to John F. Kennedy, explaining that JFK got the country to support the Apollo space programme. According to Gates, Trump will get people excited about his initiatives. One of the many problems with Gates’ argument? Kennedy didn’t actually succeed at getting the majority of Americans to support Apollo. Read More >>

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Apollo Astronauts are More Likely to Die of Heart Problems

Jim Irwin, Apollo 15. Donn Eisele, Apollo 7. Ronald Evans, Apollo 17. Wally Schirra, Apollo 7. Neil Armstrong, Apollo 11. These are all Apollo astronauts who died of heart attacks or related complications. All told, 43 per cent of deceased astronauts from the Apollo missions died from cardiovascular problems, according to a new study published in Nature’s Scientific Reports. Read More >>

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Most Americans Wouldn’t Take a Trip to Space, Even if it Was Free

If you grew up during the space race of the 1960s, you probably thought that tourist flights into space would be common by now. Sadly, nobody is honeymooning on the moon just yet. But a new poll shows that most Americans actually have no desire to go to space — even if the trip was free. Read More >>