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Irish Stamps Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Landing on Ireland

The Irish postal service joined in with the excitement surrounding the 50th anniversary of the Americans leaving a few bags of poo on the moon as a proto-metaphor for the US of 2019, and released some commemorative stamps featuring Neil Armstrong and everyone's favourite trivia answer Michael Collins. Sadly, a misspelling of the Irish word for "moon" resulted in the stamps celebrating it being 50 years since the developed world first landed on the Irish. Read More >>

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European Space Agency Chief Urges Humanity to Protect Apollo 11, Lunokhod 1 Landing Sites

July 20, 2019 was the 50th anniversary of the date when Apollo 11 crewmembers Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the lunar surface, and the chief of the European Space Agency (ESA) wants to give their landing site, Tranquility Base, special heritage status. Read More >>

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I Wish Lego’s Beautifully Detailed Moon Landing Set Also Included More Accurate Looking Astronauts

July marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission which successfully landed two astronauts on the moon, and Lego is one of countless companies hoping to cash in on the accomplishment with a new 1,087-piece set that recreates the Lunar Lander with an impressive amount of detailing. But I’m a little disappointed the included Lego minifigures look like astronauts transplanted from a futuristic sci-fi movie. Read More >>

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America Must Go to the Moon – And Bring Back Their Piss

US Vice President Mike Pence announced last week that the Trump administration wants NASA to put American astronauts on the moon no later than 2024. And here at Gizmodo we heartily endorse this idea. America must go to the moon. America must go to the moon and bring back their piss and their shit. Read More >>

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Manky 50-Year-Old Apollo Space Food up for Auction

This charming bit of plastic full of ancient brown stuff is one of the highlights of a forthcoming auction of a space enthusiast's entire collection, as it's an actual relic from the Apollo moon landing series. It's a grapefruit and pineapple drink designed to be casually consumed while in orbit around the moon. They think it'll sell for as much as £500 even though it's 50 years past its best. Read More >>

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This Beautiful Short Film Recreates the Moon Landing Using Thousands of NASA Photos

There’s no shortage of archival film footage of the moon landing—arguably one of humanity’s greatest achievements. But graphic designer Christian Stangl didn’t use any of it to create this short film. Instead, Lunar was created by animating thousands of still photos taken from NASA’s Apollo archives. Read More >>

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Live Out Your Astronaut Dreams With Lego’s Metre-Tall NASA Apollo Saturn V Rocket

To this day, the Saturn V remains the largest and most powerful rocket NASA has ever blasted into space, which is perfectly reflected in Lego’s new Apollo Saturn V model. That model stands a full metre in height, with the Apollo lunar lander, lunar orbiter, and astronauts, hidden away inside. Read More >>

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Blue Origin Will Soon Launch a Crew Capsule—and Then Crash It on Purpose

Blue Origin, the notoriously-secretive space company, is launching its New Shepherd crew capsule this weekend. And, for the first time, you’re going to be able to watch it happen—right up to a pretty probable crash-landing. Read More >>

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How the Apollo Astronauts Guided Their Ships With a Brilliantly Simple Telescope

One of the most impressive aspects of the Apollo space programme was how NASA worked around the limitations in computer power. The smartwatch on your wrist eclipses what the Apollo space craft’s computers were capable of, so NASA’s engineers often had to rely on clever ingenuity to solve difficult problems. Read More >>

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Smithsonian Uncovers Apollo 11 ‘Graffiti’ Not Seen in Decades

While building a 3D model of the Apollo 11 Command Module Columbia, archivists at the Smithsonian uncovered hand-written notes and markings in areas of the spacecraft not seen in more than 40 years. The remarkable etchings offer a new glimpse into what life was life on the way to the Moon. Read More >>

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What China’s Yutu Rover Learned On the Moon

A team of scientists has finished analysing rocks collected by the Chinese lunar rover Yutu in 2013 — the first geologic sampling effort to hit the Moon in forty years. The regolith is unlike any we’ve seen before, and it suggests that the Moon’s history is far more complex than we realised. Read More >>

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This Gorgeous Video Shows Just How Incredible the Apollo Missions Were

The Project Apollo Archive on Flickr is truly one of the great treasures available on the Internet. You can easily get lost in the stunning imagery and wonder about what exists beyond our world. Read More >>

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8,000 HD Apollo Moon Mission Photos Dumped on Flickr

A long-running project to archive all of the photos taken by astronauts on the Apollo launches has come to its natural modern concussion -- they're all on the internet for idiots to say are fake and repurpose for their shit memes. Read More >>

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Over 200 New “Moonquakes” Discovered in Apollo 16 Data

The Apollo moon missions ended over 40 years ago, but incredibly, scientists are still learning from them. Case in point: A team of researchers has unearthed 210 previously unknown “moonquakes” in a slew of seismic data collected by Apollo 16. Read More >>