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Apollo 15 astronaut Al Worden dies at 88

Retired astronaut Al Worden, who was once called the “loneliest human being” because of his role as Apollo 15’s command module pilot in 1971, died in his sleep in Houston on March 17 at the age of 88, his family … Continue reading

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Boeing-built moon buggies win landmark status

King County now has three landmarks that are out of this world. Literally. Tonight, the King County Landmarks Commission unanimously approved historic landmark designation for the Boeing-built rovers that were left behind on the moon by the Apollo 15, 16 … Continue reading

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Apollo anniversary brings tributes and questions

Fifty years after Apollo 11’s moonwalkers took one giant leap for humanity, luminaries including President Donald Trump and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos — the world’s richest individual — paid tribute to the achievement and looked forward to the future of … Continue reading

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Mission Control’s unsung heroes revisit Apollo

This episode of the GeekWire Podcast is part of the Destination Moon podcrawl, organized by Seattle’s Museum of Flight. Fifty years ago, it took a special kind of person to work in NASA’s Apollo Mission Control: Take Gerry Griffin and … Continue reading

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Moonshot tales highlight little-known twists

Even after 50 years, it’s still possible to find new angles on one of history’s most widely witnessed events — as this year’s retellings of the Apollo 11 moon saga demonstrate. The golden anniversary of the historic mission to the … Continue reading

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Experts share their visions for the moon in 2069

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Fifty years ago this month, NASA’s Apollo 11 mission transformed the idea of putting people on the moon from science fiction to historical fact. Not much has changed on the moon since Apollo, but if the visions … Continue reading

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Apollo 11 flight manual goes on the road

The Apollo 11 Lunar Module Timeline Book that sat between Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin for the moon landing 50 years ago is going up for auction, at a price that’s expected to amount to as much as $9 million — … Continue reading

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Spaced-out goodies mark Apollo 11 anniversary

Want a little space history in your beer? Or soda pop? Or chocolate? Seattle brands are banding together to mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, with the Museum of Flight leading the charge. You’ll find a … Continue reading

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Apollo anniversary inspires new blast of books

In the 50 years since Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong left humanity’s first bootprint on the moon, that “one small step” has launched one giant load of books. Basketfuls of books about space are now hitting store shelves — not … Continue reading

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Apollo moonshot exhibit touches on family history

“Destination Moon,” the traveling exhibit making its debut at Seattle’s Museum of Flight this month, puts some of the greatest treasures of the Space Race on display. But if you know where to look, you’ll also spot little treasures that shed … Continue reading

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