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Apollo 11 moon landing highlights from CBS News video

Apollo 11 moon landing highlights from CBS News video

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It's t minus 1 hour 29 minutes and 53 seconds and counting, just an hour and a half. If all goes well, Apollo 11 astronauts Armstrong, Aldrin, and Collins are to lift off from Planet 39A out there. On the voyage man always has dreamed about Next stop for them, the moon. 10, nine, ignition…
Apollo 11 moon landing: Neil Armstrong’s specifying minute

Apollo 11 moon landing: Neil Armstrong’s specifying minute

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The Apollo 11 crew NASA's Apollo 11 mission was a feat unlike any other in human history: After a rocket carried them 250,000 miles through space, two of these astronauts -- Neil Armstrong (left) and Buzz Aldrin (right) -- landed on the moon and spent two and a half hours out on the lunar surface.…
Moon Landing Video Would Have Been Difficult to Phony. Here’s Why.

Moon Landing Video Would Have Been Difficult to Phony. Here’s Why.

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It's been half a century since the magnificent Apollo 11 moon landing, yet many people still don't believe it actually happened. Conspiracy theories about the event dating back to the 1970s are in fact more popular than ever. A common theory is that film director Stanley Kubrick helped NASA fake the historic footage of its…
Moon touchdown 50th anniversary: How Apollo 11 fired up the house race

Moon touchdown 50th anniversary: How Apollo 11 fired up the house...

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Buzz Aldrin stands on the moon beside seismic measurement gear, part of the Early Apollo Scientific Experiments Package. To the right is the lunar module Eagle. NASA Even Neil Armstrong couldn't remember exactly what he said in the famous line he spoke during humanity's first-ever moon landing, NASA's Apollo 11 mission, as he stepped onto…
Riding NASA’s moon landing simulator with primary Jim Bridenstine

Riding NASA’s moon landing simulator with primary Jim Bridenstine

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Here's the Vertical Motion Simulator Lunar Lander configuration with Bonnie Andro-Avila (left) and Sumedha Garud "flying" the Lunar Lander simulation.  Dominic Hart As the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo moon landing approaches, NASA is readying itself to return to the lunar surface. The agency's best and brightest are hard at work to deliver on…
Israel’s Beresheet Spacecraft Crashes Into Moon Throughout Landing Effort

Israel’s Beresheet Spacecraft Crashes Into Moon Throughout Landing Effort

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Israel's first moon lander came up just short in its historic touchdown bid this afternoon (April 11). The robotic Beresheet spacecraft, built by SpaceIL and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), aimed to become the first Israeli craft, and the first privately funded mission, ever to land softly on the moon. But the little robot couldn't quite…
SpaceX Falcon Heavy rockets into historical past and nails the touchdown

SpaceX Falcon Heavy rockets into historical past and nails the touchdown

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The SpaceX Falcon Heavy sits on the launchpad in Florida. SpaceX The first time we watched a Falcon Heavy take off, over a year ago, it carried Elon Musk's personal Tesla Roadster into space. Now, with the delivery of Saudi Arabia's Arabsat-6A telecommunications satellite into orbit Thursday, Falcon Heavy is proving itself as a commercial…
Israel’s Beresheet moon touchdown try ends with a crash

Israel’s Beresheet moon touchdown try ends with a crash

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Beresheet snapped this partial selfie during its approach to the moon. SpaceIL/IAI Israel's Beresheet would have been the most unlikely lunar lander in history, but the spacecraft didn't survive its reach for the moon's surface Thursday. SpaceIL's live broadcast followed the tense maneuvers needed to get the lunar lander down to the Sea of Serenity…
View SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket nail a historical landing video

View SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket nail a historical landing video

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Following its second launch, the SpaceX Falcon Heavy completed a perfect landing of all three boosters. Also, Israel attempts its first moon landing, we check out the Cue 3 three-point-shooting robot, and Chinese scientists say they've made monkeys smarter using human genes.
Israel’s Beresheet moon objective stops working to stick lunar landing

Israel’s Beresheet moon objective stops working to stick lunar landing

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Beresheet snapped this partial selfie during its approach to the moon.  SpaceIL/IAI Israel's Beresheet would have been the most unlikely lunar lander in history, but the spacecraft didn't survive its reach for the moon's surface, SpaceIL announced Thursday. The failed mission will be remembered as a bittersweet experience. SpaceIL's live broadcast followed the tense maneuvers…

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