apollo 11

The man behind Bezos’ next lunar guidance system talks future tech

Draper, the MIT spin-off engineering lab, is famed for developing the Apollo 11 Guidance Computer (not Draper Esprit, I hasten to add). Ken Gabriel, President and CEO, also recently made a major annou

Original Apollo 11 landing videotapes sell for $1.8M

VCRs didn't really exist when the first men walked on the moon, but NASA was ahead of the curve and recorded the event for posterity on videotapes — which just sold at auction for $1.8 million. The

Nvidia recreates the Apollo 11 landing with real-time ray tracing

It’s the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Apollo 11 Moon landing, and Nvidia is using the anniversary to show off the power of its current GPU technology, using the RTX real-time ray tracing, which

Google creates massive-scale tribute to Apollo 11 software lead Margaret Hamilton

Google has a number of different celebrations of the 50-year anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing going on right now, but one organized by the Maps team might be the most grandiose in terms of sc

NASA ‘Snoopy’ lunar module likely found 50 years after being jettisoned into space

NASA’s trip to the Moon’s surface in July 1969 was preceded by a lot of preparatory missions — including Apollo 10, which involved a mock mission with everything but the actual landi

LEGO celebrates Apollo 11 with a lovely, bricky Lunar Lander

The 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 and the first lunar landing is approaching, and there will be no shortage of fanfare — so why shouldn't LEGO get in on the fun? This Lunar Lander set looks like a g

“Space Music” Heard On The Far Side Of The Moon And The Science Behind It

Cernan: Boy, that sure is weird music. Young: We’re going to have to find out about that. Nobody will believe us. -Apollo 10 transcript This weekend, the Science Channel released the preview fo

Apollo 11 moon walks superimposed on a baseball diamond for scale

This is about the best illustration of the Apollo 11 moon walk I have ever seen. It clearly shows the small amount of ground that Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin covered during that first trip. Now how

Watch the Saturn V rocket blast the Apollo 11 crew into space "live"

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/ld_sr_01_080421_ssv.jpg">Hurry, open a new tab and direct your web browser to <a href="http://wechoosethemoon.org/">WeChooseTheMoon.org</

Follow the Apollo 11 landing on Twitter!

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/apollo11.jpg" />This is borderline neat, but my hatred for Twitter is so <i>powerful</i> these days that I can't be sure. Nature—yo