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Buzz Aldrin saves the day with a felt tip pen

Hear how Buzz Aldrin used a felt tip pen to assist with the ascent off the lunar surface during Apollo 11.


As the world watched the outcome of Apollo 11, the first attempted lunar landing, employees in the NASA Mission Control Center held their breaths during the entire descent.

During this special "Tell Me A Story: Astronaut Tales," astronaut Charlie Duke recalls the tense moments in Mission Control as Apollo 11 landed on the Moon with less than a minute of descent fuel remaining.


Astronaut Al Worden receiving his Guiness World Records for being the lonliest man and the first spacewalk.

In this edition of “Tell Me a Story,” astronaut Al Worden talks about the time he received two Guinness World Records, but no beer?


Apollo astronaut playing a game of baseball against the Apollo launch teams.

During this throwback “Untold Stories from the Rocket Ranch,” hear about a softball game between Apollo astronauts and the support crew…and what the scoreboard said!


Terry White discusses what it was like being neighbors with astronauts JohnYoung and Alan Bean.

In this edition of “Untold Stories from the Rocket Ranch,” space shuttle program technician Terry White remembers growing up with some iconic space heroes as neighbors.