These three astronauts are the prime crew of the Apollo 9 Earth-orbital space mission. Left to right, are Russell L. Schweickart, lunar module pilot; David R. Scott, command module pilot; and James A. McDivitt, commander. In the right background is the Apollo 9 space vehicle on Pad A, Launch Complex 39, Kennedy Space Center (KSC). They are pausing momentarily during training for their scheduled 10-day mission. (NASA)

50 Years On

“The Apollo Chronicles” by regional producer Rotfeld Productions premieres at The Franklin Institute next week at Night Skies ...

Air Date: June 8, 2019

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This composite image of the moon using Clementine data from 1994 is the view we are most likely to see when the moon is full. Credit: NASA


The moon has two distinct faces; gravity readings of the moon’s surface by a lunar orbiting satellite suggest that not long after forma ...

Air Date: May 25, 2019

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