Join us in this special supersize issue of RocketSTEM as we celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing. We’ve got you covered with an expansive pictorial featuring many of the lesser known photos from the historic mission, as well as a number of anecdotes from those who were involved in the massive undertaking. Astronaut Buzz Aldrin shares his thoughts on the Moon landing and the events leading up to the mission, as well as his hopes to colonize Mars in the coming decades. We also speak to Jack King, the man known the world over as ‘The Voice of Apollo.’ We travel to Morehead Planetarium and learn how the early astronauts would travel there to learn to navigate by the stars. We take you behind the scenes of the Apollo space program and meet some of the unsung heroes of the race to the Moon.
But this issue is not all about Apollo. We bring you stories about the Morpheus test lander, the Google Lunar X Prize and one college team hoping to win the $20 million prize. We give you advice on observing and photographing the Earth’s nearest neighbor, the Moon. We go high up on the slopes of a Hawaiian volcano to discover a group of adventurers who are simulating a four-month stay on the Red Planet. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden updates us on the future of America’s space program, and we check out the latest progress on commercial crew efforts by Boeing and SpaceX.
All that – and more – in this issue of RocketSTEM magazine.
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Learning celestial navigation at Morehead Planetarium
RocketSTEM • July 2014 • Vol. 2 No. 4 Issue 8 (ISSN: 2326-0661) • © 2014 All Rights Reserved
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