NASA claims all ownership over lunar material, but a bizarre story of fraud, theft, and legal loopholes landed the moon dust in private hands.
The astonishing documentary Apollo 11 cobbles together forgotten footage shot by NASA employees and uncatalogued audio recordings from personnel who worked on the Apollo program.
The Moon 1968-1972, an attractive new book containing photos from NASA’s Apollo Program, which 47 years ago landed the first men on the moon, evokes the rich mixture of emotion, yearning and speculation that have long surrounded Earth’s mysterious companion and neighbor.
When the Apollo astronauts traveled beyond the atmosphere and to the moon in the 1960s and ’70s, they carried Hasselblad cameras to document the NASA missions.
On July 20, 1969, the world watched, and was transfixed, as American astronaut Neil Armstrong — rendered on television as a ghostly black-and-white figure — descended from the Lunar Module onto the surface of the moon.