Apollo 11: The Mission That Unified America

Today marks 50 years since Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin made history by landing on the moon, beginning their mission with John F. Kennedy’s Rice speech and completed by his successor. Their accomplishment unified our nation. Reaching the Moon was no simple endeavor. Teasel Muir-Harmony, an historian, unearthed documents that revealed its associated political turmoil. […]

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The Apollo Mission

The Apollo program marked humanity’s first journey beyond Earth orbit and into another world. NASA astronauts made historic steps onto the Moon’s surface and collected samples from its soil. NASA designed its rocket to use a special descent engine that could be throttled for optimal power usage; more power was reserved for final plunge and

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