The Moon is our constant companion in the Solar System and the only place in the universe where humans have visited. Despite this, there's still much to discover about our closest neighbour.
Moon facts and trivia
History of the Apollo Moon landings
Color-Full Moon © Nicolas Lefaudeux
Do we really need the Moon in the night sky? What is its actual purpose?
A Titanium Moon © Miguel Claro
Check the dates for every full Moon throughout the year, and learn about lunar phases, 'supermoons' and more below.
Apollo 11 moon footprint
The Moon landings were faked. Apollo 11 didn't happen. Humans never set foot on the Moon. Heard all this before?
Le Voyage Dans la Lune
The Moon has been a destination in the human imagination long before we could travel there, from the 'first science fiction narrative' by Lucian of Samosata in the 2nd century CE to the sci-fi movies of the early 20th century.
Apollo 10 command module
Used for communication in crewed spaceflights, spacecraft call signs have interesting histories.
Apollo 14 Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr. assembles equipment on the lunar surface in Feburary 1971.jpg
The first crewed lunar landing in 1969 was a historic triumph for the USA and humankind. Including the Apollo 11 mission, 12 men have walked on the Moon. But who were they?