Space crew blast off for ISS on moon landing anniversary | AFP

US, Italian and Russian astronauts blast off into space in a launch coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. IMAGES

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Record launch of 5,000 Estes rockets at US Space & Rocket Center | AFP

5,000 model rockets blast off in an attempt at a Guinness world record for the most rockets launched at once. The record attempt at the US Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama, is part of commemorations marking the launch of Apollo 11, 50 years ago. IMAGES

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Apollo 11 controller was lone woman in sea of men

Amid the room full of men inside NASA’s firing room for the liftoff of Apollo 11 sat JoAnn Morgan. Morgan, 78, who began working for NASA in 1958 while in college, made her prime-time debut as the first female launch controller on July 16, 1969. (July 15)

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New doc provides insight into Apollo 11 moon landing

As the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing draws near, a new documentary, “Moon Landing: The Lost Tapes,” tells the incredible story of mankind’s greatest leap. (July 10)

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A 3.6 billion-year-old moon rock shines in Washington National Cathedral | AFP

Visitors wandering along the nave of Washington National Cathedral can be treated to an unusual sight: a 3.6 billion-year-old moon rock, encased in one of the cathedral’s windows. The Apollo 11 astronauts brought back to Earth this piece of the moon, which weighs 7.18 grams and was donated to the cathedral in 1974. Their historic moon landing marks its 50th anniversary on July 20th of this year.

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Start Bidding: Neil Armstrong’s personal items to go under the hammer

Items range from childhood mementos to objects from Apollo 11

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Today in History for July 19th

(19 Jul 2018) Highlights of this day in history: Women’s rights activists meet at Seneca Falls; The ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy on gays in the U.S. military; Apollo 11 enters lunar orbit; Baseball’s Pete Rose gets jail time; Moscow Olympics begins. (July 19)

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