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Priceless Space Artifact Accidentally Sold at Government Auction

It's now the center of a legal fight

(Newser) - A priceless bag used during the first moon walk was accidentally sold at a government auction, and is now the center of a legal dispute, the AP reports. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin tucked moon rocks into the white sack they took with them during the Apollo 11 mission in... More »

Buzz Aldrin's Moon Walk Cost Him $33

The former astronaut has been tweeting old documents

(Newser) - After the Apollo 11 crew got done taking their steps and leaps on the moon, they had a few hoops to jump through back on Earth—specifically, customs and a 21-day quarantine to be sure they weren't carrying any unknown pathogens. This and more is coming to light now... More »

Buzz Aldrin Sends Message in Epic Stonehenge Pic

It's 'get your ass to Mars'

(Newser) - Buzz Aldrin may have just topped his selfie from space . While visiting Stonehenge on Sunday, the 85-year-old astronaut and second man to walk on the moon channeled Superman to pose for an epic tourist photo, in which he opens his jacket to reveal a shirt reading, "Get your ass... More »

America Bids Farewell to Neil Armstrong

First man on moon praised at DC memorial service

(Newser) - Astronauts, politicians, and members of the public crowded Washington National Cathedral yesterday to say a final farewell to Neil Armstrong, who will be buried at sea today. "He's now slipped the bonds of Earth once again, but what a legacy he left," former Treasury Secretary John Snow... More »

Neil Armstrong Dead at 82

Astronaut was first man to walk on the moon

(Newser) - Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon and possibly the most famous astronaut in history, died today at age 82, NBC News reports. He had undergone heart surgery just a few weeks ago. Armstrong led the Apollo 11 team that reached the moon on July 20, 1969,... More »

Buzz Aldrin Falls in Love Again ... Scandalously

Soon-to-be-ex-wife calls astronaut's galpal a 'predator'

(Newser) - The good news: At 81, it’s still possible to find love again, at least if you’re Buzz Aldrin. The bad news: If said love is found with a woman 30 years your junior, after a messy divorce that isn’t quite finalized yet, your ex-wife is likely to... More »

Buzz Aldrin Sues Over Trading Card's Moon Image

He accuses Topps of unfairly profiting from his historic walk

(Newser) - Buzz Aldrin doesn't mess around with his image as a moon-walker. The second man to set foot up there is suing Topps over its "American Heroes" series of trading cards, which features an image of the big moment without permission, reports the Los Angeles Times . The astronaut's lawyers helpfully... More »

Tonight's DWTS Casualty Is ...

Nope, not Kate Gosselin; ex-astronaut Buzz Aldrin gets boot

(Newser) - Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon, but he won't be spending any more time on the dance floor. The 80-year-old astronaut was eliminated tonight from ABC's Dancing With the Stars. Aldrin and his professional partner, Ashly Costa, consistently finished in last place during the ABC show's three weeks of competition.... More »

Kate Channels 'Superbitch From Hell'

Gosselin once again near bottom on Dancing With the Stars

(Newser) - Kate Gosselin once again found herself in second-to-last place on Dancing With the Stars last night, but at least this time judge Bruno Tonioli had some kind words for her…sort of. “I think, for once, you played the character!” he said of her paso doble, which told... More »

Kate Gosselin's DWTS Partner: I Quit

Fortunately (or unfortunately), they still performed

(Newser) - Kate Gosselin kept up her diva-licious behavior on last night's episode of Dancing With the Stars, this time frustrating her partner so much that he said, “I quit,” and walked out of rehearsals. But don’t worry: Tony Dovolani later came back and apologized, meaning he and Kate... More »

Kate 'Terrible' on DWTS Debut

Watch performances by Gosselin, Doherty, and more

(Newser) - Kate Gosselin made her debut on Dancing With the Stars last night, and if you were hoping she’d score sweet revenge on Jon by wowing the world, don’t hold your breath. Judge Bruno Tonioli called her technique “terrible,” adding, “It looked like Tony was pushing... More »

Here's Who to Root for on DWTS

Why watch when you can choose based entirely on your demographic?

(Newser) - If you can't be bothered to watch Dancing With the Stars—and who can, really?— New York has picked your fave for you based on an easy matchup of superficial qualities. If you're:
  • Over 65: Astronaut Buzz Aldrin is your man.
  • A woman between 25 and 35: Shannen Doherty, natch.
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Moon Trash Declared National Treasure

Calif. aims to preserve Apollo urine containers, space boots

(Newser) - California has named the remains of the Apollo 11 mission—including urine containers and space boots—a state historical resource. Experts in the nascent field of space archeology worry that, without preservation, what they call a "sacred site of world history" might be looted by future missions or space... More »

Pam Anderson, Erin Andrews to Heat Up DWTS

Plus, 80-year-old astronaut Buzz Aldrin joins the fray

(Newser) - We’re all very excited that Kate Gosselin will be back in our lives on a weekly basis thanks to Dancing With the Stars—but who else is joining her, and what do all these people have in common? Fellow contestants for season 10 are mostly “public figures improving... More »

California May Claim Moon as 'Historical Resource'

Space fans want to protect landing site

(Newser) - California wants to protect the junk the Apollo 11 astronauts left behind from careless future visitors to the moon. If a state panel approves a proposal to declare the landing site an official historical resource, California would become the first state to protect the location. New Mexico and Texas are... More »

Apollo 11 Crew Cleared Customs After Splashdown

(Newser) - What do you do when you’re the first men back from the moon and you have a cargo of moon rocks and other lunar specimens? Make a customs declaration, of course. Well, not really, reports. A customs form, filed in Honolulu and released by NASA to commemorate... More »

Moon-Landing Denier Exposed as a Cheat

Buzz Aldrin punched out man who claimed landings were faked

(Newser) - A filmmaker who persistently claims the moon landings were a hoax is beginning to look like a hoaxer himself, the Examiner reports. Bart Sibrel has produced documentaries labeling the Apollo landing a fake, but a new video has surfaced proving he deliberately mismatched NASA's audio and video footage to mislead... More »

Obama: Apollo 11 Crew 'American Heroes'

(Newser) - President Barack Obama today hailed the Apollo 11 astronauts as "three American heroes," and claimed such exploration spurs ingenuity and inspires students in math and science. Obama commemorated the moment, 40 years ago today, when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took man's first steps on the moon. Obama... More »

40 Years On, Armstrong Remains an Enigma

(Newser) - Forty years ago today Neil Armstrong strode across the surface of the moon and became the most famous man in the galaxy. Then he disappeared—leaving NASA for a university job, attending almost no public functions, and refusing nearly all interview requests. "Neil was very much the same person... More »

NASA: Oops, We Erased the Moon Landing Tapes

Footage likely recorded over when tape supply was low

(Newser) - After searching 3 years for the original tapes of the 1969 moon landing, NASA officials realized they’d spaced: The footage had most likely been taped over, NPR reports. They picked through “racks of documents, tapes, all kinds of things from NASA and other agencies,” says a searcher,... More »

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