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Step inside the hometown of the first human in space loading...
Step inside the hometown of the first human in space
West of Moscow, the small provincial town of Gagarin is a shrine to beloved Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin.
First-ever picture of a black hole unveiled loading...
First-ever picture of a black hole unveiled
Using a telescope the size of the planet, astronomers have captured the first image of this space oddity. Here's why that matters.
Meet the newest known moon of Neptune loading...
Meet the newest known moon of Neptune
The wee world, named after a mythical sea creature, has a surprisingly brutal past.
Moon photos from the 1960s were developed in space—here's how loading...
Moon photos from the 1960s were developed in space—here's how
To find safe places for Apollo astronauts to land, NASA designed five survey satellites carrying classified defence technology.
About Starstruck

From the very dawn of the space age, National Geographic has covered the science, mystery and adventures of space exploration with unrivaled access, in-depth news reporting and cutting-edge science and technology. National Geographic launches StarStruck; a yearlong celebration of space. Culminating with the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 moon landing next July we embark on a new storytelling odyssey, exploring the past, present and future of space. 

 

 

 

 

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