Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin complains about current U.S. lunar ability

When President Donald Trump asked Buzz Aldrin, the second human ever to walk on the moon, what he thought about the United States’ current ability to operate in space 50 years after the Apollo 11 mission, the ex-astronaut had a ready response.

Gulp! Jurassic mammal was the first one able to eat politely

A shrew-like primitive mammal that inhabited China 165 million years ago represents a milestone in mammalian evolution, scientists said on Thursday, boasting a key anatomical trait in its throat that helped usher in the era of polite table manners.

Explainer: NASA aims to build on moon as a way station for Mars

Unlike the Apollo program that put astronauts on the moon 50 years ago, NASA is gearing up for a long term presence on Earth’s satellite that the agency says will eventually enable humans to reach Mars.

India to launch second lunar mission on July 22 after delay

India’s space agency said on Thursday it would launch the country’s second lunar mission on July 22, after the original launch was called off due to a ‘technical snag’ earlier this week.

‘The Dish’ still beaming signals from Australia 50 years after moon walk

It’s known as “The Dish” and it soars above a nondescript paddock in rural Australia. Without it, hundreds of millions of people would never have seen all of the generation-defining footage of Neil Armstrong walking on the moon 50 years ago.

‘Artificial snow’ could save stricken Antarctic ice sheet – study

Governments could stop the West Antarctic Ice Sheet from sliding into the ocean and submerging coastal cities by launching a last-ditch engineering project to blanket its surface with “artificial snow”, according to a study released on Wednesday.

Apollo moon rocks shed new light on Earth’s volcanoes

Fifty years after humans first set foot on the moon, scientists believe rock samples collected by Apollo astronauts could help predict volcanic eruptions on Earth more accurately.