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Buzz Aldrin's Memoir Reveals the Secret Struggles of a Space Race Hero

Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin explores the dark side of the Moon in this raw tale of depression and the complexities of celebrity.

By Carolyn Cox

5 Facts About Katherine Johnson, the Groundbreaking 'Human Computer'

Let's celebrate the achievements of one of NASA's most extraordinary pioneers. 

By Swapna Krishna

15 of the Weirdest Things People Have Left on the Moon

Golf balls, an original Warhol, and bags of poop — humans have left a lot of strange things on the lunar surface. 

By The Portalist Staff

13 Thrilling Space Movies

From sci-fi epics to incredible documentaries, these movies are out of this world.

By Aliza Polkes

Alan Shepard, the Apollo 1 Disaster, and the Race to the Moon

On January 27, 1967, a fire broke out during a launch simulation of the Apollo 1 aircraft, killing the men inside and changing NASA forever.

By Carolyn Cox

Colonizing Mars: Comparing the Facts and the Fiction

Here’s how the most popular of today’s Mars-set science fiction stories line up with today’s science.

By Mika McKinnon

The Voyager Golden Record: Humanity's Message to the Stars

In 1976, NASA and a crack team led by Carl Sagan had a message for aliens — and the people of Earth.

By Mika McKinnon

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