Apollo

25th June 2024

One small step: the Apollo 11 moon landing

One small step: the Apollo 11 moon landing

As the first time humans walked on the moon, Apollo 11 is the Apollo mission you’ll hear most people talking about. In today’s post we’ll take a look at how Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin made it to the moon’s surface, and at what stayed behind when they left.

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12th June 2024

Apollo 9 and Apollo 10: preparing for landing

Apollo 9 and Apollo 10: preparing for landing

Our Apollo article series is getting closer to humanity’s first steps on the moon, taken during Apollo 11. Before that, though, we’re going to take a look at Apollo 9 and Apollo 10. These crewed missions tested the spacecraft’s lunar module, making sure that Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin would be able to land safely on the moon’s surface a few months later.

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23rd May 2024

Apollo 7 and Apollo 8: approaching the moon

Apollo 7 and Apollo 8: approaching the moon

We kicked off our series of Apollo articles with a general introduction to the Apollo moon missions and a look at the Apollo spacecraft. Before we get to the moon landings, we’re going to take a look at the earlier crewed missions that made the landings possible. In this article, we’re reflecting on Apollo 7 and Apollo 8, the first crewed Apollo missions to make it into space.

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5th September 2023

The Apollo spacecraft

The Apollo spacecraft

This is the second in our series of posts about the Apollo moon missions of the 1960s and 1970s: the first and, so far, the only time humans have been to the moon. In today’s post, we’re looking at the Apollo spacecraft, the roles of the people aboard and how the Apollo astronauts were able to return safely to Earth.

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22nd August 2023

Looking back at the Apollo moon landings

Looking back at the Apollo moon landings

The success of Artemis I means we’re looking at the exciting prospect of returning humans to the moon. If all goes to plan, humans may step onto the moon’s surface again as early as 2025, during the planned Artemis III mission.

With the moon once more within reach, it feels like an appropriate time to reflect on the last time humans really connected with it. This article is the first of a series looking at humanity’s first steps on the moon.

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