Tag Archives: Space History

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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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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Jeff Bezos sizes up the past and present space race

Back in 1962, President John F. Kennedy said he chose to have Americans go to the moon not because it was easy, but because it was hard. Today, billionaire Jeff Bezos said it’s still hard — and in some ways, it’s … 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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