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John W Young (NASA Apollo X Portrait)

John Young (1930-2018)

John Young, one of only twelve humans to have walked on the Moon, has died. A native of San Francisco, Calif., Astronaut Young was 87 years old. He was the only astronaut to fly into space with three of NASA’s…


Gene Cernan - Aboard Apollo 17 LM (Photo)

Gene Cernan (1934-2017)

Gene Cernan, the last human (to date) to walk on the Moon, died on January 16. He was 82 years old. As a member of the Apollo 17 crew in December 1972 (along with Harrison Schmitt), Cernan became the last…


John Glenn (NASA Portrait, Circa 1962)

John Glenn (1921-2016)

8 Dec 2016 — John Glenn, the first United States astronaut to orbit Earth,  died today at the age of 95. Sen. Glenn made three orbits of Earth in his craft, Friendship 7, in 1962. He later served as a United…


NASA Moon Phase Sample (Photo)

A Handy Guide To Lunar Phases?

We regularly receive questions in regard to the best, or handiest, or easiest-to-understand guide to the Moon and its phases. We regularly point those inquiring to the NASA Scientific Visualization website, which contains a plethora of information, including animations of the…