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Moon

Neil Armstrong smiles inside the lunar lander on July 20, 1969. (NASA/Newsmakers)

NASA Names Building For Moonwalker Neil Armstrong

Building where astronauts suited up for space renamed for the famous astronaut.

CBS Tampa–07/22/2014

The far side of the moon lacks the large dark areas that we see in the night sky. (NASA/Goddard/Arizona State University)

Moon Mystery Solved

Science answers 55-year-old question of why the far side of the moon looks different.

CBS Tampa–06/10/2014

An artist's concept of NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft seen orbiting near the surface of the moon.
(Image Credit: NASA Ames/Dana Berry)

Farewell LADEE, NASA Crashes Spacecraft Into The Moon

Lunar orbiter had finished its 100-day mission last month and was on overtime.

CBS Tampa–04/18/2014

NASA mission to capture an asteroid is just a prelude to a manned mission to Mars. (Getty Images)

NASA Chief: Ultimate Goal Is “Boots On The Ground On Mars”

Bolden says ambitious plan to capture an asteroid is just another step towards landing humans on the Red Planet.

CBS Tampa–03/28/2014

Artist interpretation of the rings around the remote asteroid Chariklo. (Credit: European Southern Observatory)

Icy Rings Discovered Around Asteroid

Astronomers stunned to find two icy rings around a non-planetary object.

CBS Tampa–03/27/2014

Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking poses for a picture ahead of a gala screening of the documentary "Hawking," a film about the scientist's life, at the opening night of the Cambridge Film Festival in Cambridge, eastern England on Sept. 19, 2013. (credit: ANDREW COWIE/AFP/Getty Images)

Hawking: ‘I Truly Hope Humans Will Be Living On Mars’ By The End Of The Century

British cosmologist Stephen Hawking believes humans will colonize the moon in 50 years and hopes people will be living on Mars by the end of the century.

CBS Tampa–03/17/2014

A full-size mockup of the Orion crew exploration vehicle is displayed by NASA on the National Mall March 30, 2009 in Washington, DC.

NASA Launches Robotic Explorer To Moon From Va.

NASA is headed back to the moon, this time to explore its thin atmosphere and rough dust.

CBS Tampa–09/05/2013

Astronaut Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin poses next to the U.S. flag July 20, 1969 on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission. (Photo by NASA/Liaison)

Amazon CEO Recovers Apollo Engines From Atlantic

Rusted pieces of two Apollo-era rocket engines that helped boost astronauts to the moon have been fished out of the murky depths of the Atlantic, Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos and NASA said Wednesday.

03/20/2013

A full-size mockup of the Orion crew exploration vehicle is displayed by NASA on the National Mall March 30, 2009 in Washington, DC.

NASA, Europeans Uniting To Send Spaceship To Moon

NASA is teaming up with the European Space Agency to get astronauts beyond Earth’s orbit.

01/16/2013

The Moon enters a total eclipse as seen in Bangkok on December 10, 2011. The total eclipse of the Moon turned the lunar surface into a shade of red. (Photo credit: NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty Images)

Moon Countdown: Hours until 1st NASA Probe Arrives

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Revelers in Times Square and other places around the globe aren’t the only ones anticipating the new year.

CBS Tampa–12/31/2011