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LIVE NOW: A trio who launched from our home planet at 12:28pm ET is arriving to their new home aboard the ! Tune in to watch 🇺🇸 , 🇷🇺 Alexander Skvortsov and 🇮🇹 dock to our orbiting laboratory:
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Replying to @Butcher58 @HBO
The Program is the first step to begin the next era of exploration. We will establish a sustainable human presence on the Moon with the goal of sending humans to Mars. Learn more about Artemis:
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Replying to @Butcher58 @HBO
Following Apollo, interest in the Moon program waned with a shift in national priorities to other matters. Since then, we kept exploring around Earth & throughout the solar system. Now, we're working to return humans to the Moon and pave the path to Mars with our Program
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Replying to @Ericvanh1Eric @HBO
The Moon is composed of different layers with different compositions. The heaviest materials have sunken down into the Moon’s center, and the lightest materials have risen to the outermost layer. Learn about the inside of the Moon:
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Replying to @igno7777 @HBO
Right now, we're currently working to make it happen by investing in revolutionary tech to fuel tomorrow’s innovation & space economy. The next revolution will happen in space and be built on mining, tourism and scientific research that will power and empower future generations
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Replying to @lopez_natalina @HBO
The Moon has inspired stories since the 1st humans looked up at the sky & saw its grey, cratered surface. Some observers saw among the craters the shape of a person's face, so stories came to refer to a mysterious "man in the moon." Don't worry—the Moon remains arid and lifeless.
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Replying to @MichaelPrete78 @HBO
The leading theory of the Moon’s origin is that a Mars-sized body collided with Earth approximately 4.5 billion years ago, and the resulting debris from both Earth and the impactor accumulated to form the Moon. More on the lunar origins:
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Replying to @Fistossk @HBO
Early craters were filled in with lava billions of years ago, while these days a steady rain of asteroids, meteoroids & comets strikes the surface of the Moon. With each impact, the surface is reshaped & old craters get worn down from fresh impacts. More:
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Replying to @jfdubb1028 @HBO
It's not made of cheese. But the crust is made of oxygen, silicon, magnesium, iron, calcium and aluminum, with small amounts of titanium, uranium, thorium, potassium and hydrogen. Here's a great look at everything to know about the Moon:
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Replying to @pika556 @HBO @NASAMoon
Yes. Unfortunately, the 1st footprint got walked over as the astronauts worked on the lunar surface. Others are still seen by our orbiter. If you look closely in this 2012 orbital perspective, you can see the tracks that the astronauts walked:
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Replying to @thirdcoast123 @HBO
During , it was reported that the surface of the Moon had a wide swing in temperature between 180ºF in the Sun & -160ºF in the shadows. At one point, astronaut Buzz Aldrin reported being cool in his suit and had to turn up the temperature.
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NASA Moon 3h
Neil and Buzz landed in the Sea of Tranquility, a cooled lava plain on the near side of the Moon. For our first visit to the Moon, we wanted something nice and flat, with relatively few craters and boulders.
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NASA History Office 2h
As the Eagle landed at Tranquility Base , everyone in Mission Control held their breath- including the Apollo 12 crew. CAPCOM Charlie Duke: "Roger, Tranquility. We copy you on the ground. You got a bunch of guys about to turn blue. We're breathing again..."
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NASA 2h
"Eagle, Houston. You are Go for landing. Over." LIVE NOW: Watch special coverage of the original live broadcast of the Apollo 11 . Hear those familiar voices, feel the anticipation and experience the with us:
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Vice President Mike Pence 3h
Today, the world pays tribute to the three brave astronauts who sat atop the 360-foot Saturn 5 rocket that lifted off from Pad 39A 50 years ago. It was my great honor to celebrate that historic day and the Apollo 11 Moon Landing at !
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LEGO 5h
It started with one small brick...
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NASA 3h
Gather ‘round and experience history as it unfolded 50 years ago. Watch NASA TV at 4:02pm EDT for special coverage as we replay the original live broadcast of the Moon landing:
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NASA 3h
On July 20, 1969, a 16mm camera recorded the view from Buzz Aldrin's window as the lunar module landed. Now, thanks to 's reconstruction, you can see what Neil Armstrong would have seen from his window. Watch & compare:
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NASA 4h
Replying to @Google
You should see the real deal. Astronaut Michael Collins is seen here during the mission, where he was the Command Module Pilot that orbited above the Moon during the 1st Moonwalk. See this & more pics as we celebrate the anniversary:
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NASA 4h
On this historic anniversary occasion, we've achieved a critical milestone. The crew vehicle for the 1 mission is complete and ready to begin preps for its historic first flight, says Pence Watch:
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