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Fifty years ago, the Apollo 11 team travelled farther than humans had ever been before, using technology less sophisticated than the average smartphone. Our Sky Crew recalls the launch of Apollo 11, and some of N.H.'s connections to the Apollo voyage in the summer of 1969. They also consider NASA missions today, including efforts to return humans to the Moon and Mars.

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A new exhibit is set to open at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center in Concord to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. It opens Saturday, July 20.

It features a lunar colony, toddler space exploration center and 3-D Apollo landing site maps. The first 150 guests will receive a gold coin commemorating the first steps on the moon (with paid admission).

Sky Crew: The Universe Expands

May 3, 2019
EVENT HORIZON TELESCOPE COLLABORATION

Space scientists are still celebrating the first picture ever of a black hole.  The image was taken by ten telescopes on four continents working in concert to create an image many thought they would never see.  NASA is evaluating the threat of asteroids coming close to earth in the near future, and seeking solutions to help deflecting them.   And NASA reveals details for a moon-base with a broader goal of going to Mars.  

 


Davide De Col via flickr Creative Commons

As more and more countries plan their future lunar missions, the question becomes, who gets to decide what happens to the evidence of past missions that has remained perfectly preserved on the surface of the moon? We'll hear from a space law expert and an anthropologist about plans to preserve America's lunar legacy. Plus, a sociology professor thinks that men need to make more friends. A study published by the American Sociological Review found that white, heterosexual men have the fewest friends of any American demographic – which may be why the 'bro-mance' movies like I Love You, Man hit so close to home.

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The Man Who Owns The Moon...Maybe

Jan 6, 2014
Photo by Steve Jurvetson, courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons

Dennis M. Hope claims to own the moon.  He's been taking advantage of an obscure international treaty loophole since 1980, selling off lunar property, and declaring himself owner of the Lunar Embassy, and President of the Galactic Government.  Sound like a joke?  It's not. It's just business.