Apollo 11

A radio telescope dish at sunset.

How Australia helped show the world the live moon landing

It’s thanks to the Parkes Observatory in Australia that people around the world got to see the moon landing on television screens in 1969.

The Apollo 11 Lunar Module is shown in the nearground with the moon's surface below it and Earth shown in the distance.

12 lesser-known facts about the Apollo 11 mission

Quindar music

A pair of musicians uses Quindar tones to create a musical tribute to space travel

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin levels the Passive Seismic Experiments Package PSEP. Image taken at Tranquility Base during the Apollo 11 Mission. Credit: NASA

Should we be protecting historic sites in space?

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Neil Armstrong Finally Breaks His Silence to Talk About Moon

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We Have Liftoff: When Apollo 11 Left the Lunar Surface

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This week marks the 40th anniversary of the first moon landing. One of the biggest challenges that NASA scientists faced was the liftoff from the moon’s surface. On The Takeaway to talk about lunar liftoff challenges is planetary scientist Dan Durda.

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Beyond the Moon: The Next Generation of Astronauts


On the 40th anniversary of the first moon landing, The Takeaway talks to Kate Rubins, who has been accepted to NASA’s 2009 Astronaut Candidate Class, and Tina Druskins, a high school sophomore who just got back from Space Camp.

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Sky High: NASA Looks Back at the Moon Landing

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Four decades ago, Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin took off in Apollo 11, straight to the moon. To reflect on the moon landing and on NASA today, The Takeaway is joined by NASA’s current acting administrator, Christopher Scolese.