Apollo 11 astronauts reunite on 50th anniversary of moonshot

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Apollo 11 astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins reunited Friday on the eve of the 50th anniversary of humanity’s first moon landing. They gathered in the Oval Office with President Donald Trump, who got a rundown on his administration’s plans to get astronauts back on the moon by 2024 and […]

Apollo 11 astronaut returns to launch pad 50 years later

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins returned Tuesday to the exact spot where he flew to the moon 50 years ago with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. Collins had the spotlight to himself this time — Armstrong has been gone for seven years and Aldrin canceled. Collins said he wished his […]

Guest Reporter Bob Bagley: Remembering today is Flag Day

Guest Reporter Bob Bagley: Remembering today is Flag Day

Image: “Neil Armstrong is the man that planted the flag on the face of the moon,” President Trump said. “There was no kneeling, there was no nothing, there was no games, boom.” Apollo 11’s Commander, Neil Armstrong, placed the Flag on the Moon on July 20, 1969. By Bob Bagley, Guest Reporter to The Golden Hammer […]

SpaceX launches rocket from NASA’s historic moon pad 

MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A SpaceX rocket soared from NASA’s long-idled moonshot pad Sunday, sending up space station supplies from the exact spot where astronauts embarked on the lunar landings nearly a half-century ago. It was the first flight from NASA’s legendary Launch Complex 39A since the shuttle program […]