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Who Protects the Moon Site?

It Was July 20, 1969, and Way Past Pete Capelotti’s Bedtime. But as the nine-year-old sat in his family’s living room in Massachusetts watching the live broadcast of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin step out of the Apollo 11 lander and onto the lunar surface, sleep was the last thing on his mind. “I just

Celebrate the Moon Landing in LA

As the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing approaches Saturday, Los Angeles-area institutions are commemorating that extraordinary, defining moment in American history. It’s fitting, given that the aerospace industry was thriving here in Southern California during the 1960s and early 1970s. The Apollo command module (the one shaped like a cone) and the

Lego Celebrates Women of NASA to Inspire the Young During the 50th Anniversary of Apollo Landing

In 2017, seven and a half months after its selection, Lego unveiled a set of minifigures celebrating NASA women researchers and explorers, due to go on sale just in time for the holiday season. The toy set follows up on a suggestion from science writer Maia Weinstock, but one of Weinstock’s nominees wasn’t included: NASA mathematician

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