Lunar Outfitters

The design processes behind a giant leap for mankind   “Ayrey’s details fascinate. . . . Photos and engineering design diagrams add helpful visual detail to the text. This accessible, anecdote-packed history will please many an astronomy buff.”—Publishers Weekly “A space suit: a miniature space craft, so well designed for Apollo missions as described in … Continue reading Lunar Outfitters

Making and Preserving Space Flight History

Feature image credit: NASA Apollo 11 landed the first people on the moon on July 20, 1969. Forty-eight years ago today, at 02:56:15 UTC, those two men—Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin—became the first to set foot on the moon's surface. "Armstrong quickly scooped a small quantity of soil into his pocket as a 'contingency sample,' should … Continue reading Making and Preserving Space Flight History

Why We Need to Preserve the Archaeological Sites on the Moon

Written by Beth Laura O’Leary, coauthor of The Final Mission: Preserving NASA’s Apollo Sites   “Fly me to the moon and let me play among the stars.” —“Fly Me to the Moon” (1954) Lyrics and music by Bart Howard The moon is one of humanity’s oldest fascinations. It plays a part in all cultures around … Continue reading Why We Need to Preserve the Archaeological Sites on the Moon