Apollo 11 tends to steal the spotlight when it comes to lunar landings. But Apollo 12 was the first mission to make a precise pinpoint landing on the Moon - and without the aid of computers or GPS.
Despite a last-minute crash-landing, efforts behind India's moon mission should be applauded. The endeavor has set an example for emerging space programs across the globe.
Pan-African festival marked the emergence of a post-imperial world
The future of lunar exploration and space travel will be possible only through advances in robotic design and implementation.
When Neil Armstrong stepped on to the Moon 50 years ago this month, Australians saw the images first. Australia even defied bad weather to bring the historic images to the world.
Just 12 people stepped on the Moon during the Apollo missions, but they left more than just footprints. It's a legacy that needs protecting from damage by any future Moon missions.
Episode 3 of the To the moon and beyond podcast takes a look at who some of the key players are in the 21st century space race and what they are competing for.
While the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing is an opportunity to celebrate a remarkable technological achievement, it's worth reflecting upon the creative vision that made it possible.
Conspiracy theorists claim NASA used the Apollo special camera to stage the moon landings in a studio and then slowed down the footage to make it look like there was less gravity.
They reflect wider concerns about the US – and its leaders.
In episode 2 of The Conversation's new podcast series, we look at how people reacted to the moon landing – and why some still believe it was a hoax.
The technologies behind weather forecasting, GPS and even smartphones can trace their origins to the race to the Moon.
50 years after Apollo 11, a new exhibition considers artistic responses to our celestial neighbour. As we retreat from human space exploration, our relationship to the moon has become virtual.
The first episode of a brand new podcast series to mark the 50th anniversary of the moon landings looks back at what going to the moon taught us and why we stopped sending people there.
A new podcast series from The Conversation exploring the last 50 years of space exploration and the 50 years to come.
Tourism, mining and new settlements are possibilities for our Moon. But what rules and regulations should govern our behavior there?
The far side of the Moon sees its share of sunlight – it's dark only in the sense that it's mysterious because it's never visible from Earth. Here's why.
Israel's first moon mission failed to land successfully on the moon's surface.
There is currently no launch vehicle capable of launching astronauts to the moon in one go.
Objects left on the Moon are not just abandoned rockets and rovers. There is a lot of historic and sentimental memorabilia. Some of it hints at a mission that the first Moonwalkers almost forgot.