Payload Blog
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.


Witnessing history on Florida's Space Coast

Imagine what Titusville, Florida looked like the day of the Apollo 11 launch. An Apollo test project engineer explains the community’s outpouring of excitement.


The exterior of the newly transformed Apollo/Saturn V Center

From touch-screen interactives to 3D holograms, check out what’s new at the Apollo/Saturn V Center.


Saturn 1B rocket, NASA's Last Remaining Flight-Configured Saturn IB Rocket

The restoration of the Saturn 1B rocket is complete! Hear about the steps taken to ensure the historic vehicle is preserved for future generations.