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6 Results for Tag Race to the Moon

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.


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.


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!


Watch as the lunar module 'lands' at the Apollo/Saturn V Center.

The Lunar Module (LM-9) has come in for a landing at the Apollo/Saturn V Center! Learn more about this artifact and its future at the visitor complex.


Saturn V Rocket launching from Kennedy Space Center.

50 years ago, Apollo 9 tested the lunar module, Spider, for the first time. See why this mission was so important to landing on the Moon.