Apollo 11 projected onto Washington Monument (© Carolyn Kaster/AP Images)

Apollo 50 Festival brings moon landing to Washington

The Apollo 11 Saturn V rocket is being projected onto the Washington Monument to celebrate 50 years since the moon landing.
Person carrying large tuna on a dock (© Ezra Acayan/NurPhoto/Corbis/Getty Images)

U.S. and Philippines combat illegal fishing

For decades the U.S. has supported the Philippines' marine conservation efforts, resulting in more fish, bigger fish and a sustainable fishing industry.

U.S. universities top latest worldwide patent count

With heavy investments in research, U.S. universities are outpacing their international counterparts in receiving U.S. patents for new inventions.
Exploding star system (NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope)

Cosmic fireworks in red, white and blue

NASA celebrates the 4th of July with new images of the double-star Eta Carinae erupting like a fireworks display 7,500 light years away.
Illustration of fireworks on the National Mall (State Dept./D. Thompson)

A lot of history happened on July 4

On July 4, 1776, America's Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence. Do you know about other events in U.S. history that fell on the Fourth?
Images of Taj Majal and Statue of Liberty

Pompeo calls India and U.S. natural partners

Leaders of the world's two largest democracies will meet June 25–27, when Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visits New Delhi.
Astronaut and lunar module on the moon (NASA)

From NASA to Star Trek: One scientist’s space odyssey

Egyptian-American geologist Farouk El-Baz has had a diverse career, from serving as a science adviser to Anwar Sadat to training U.S. astronauts.
ShareAmerica Apollo XI 50th Anniversary poster

50th anniversary of the first moon landing [poster]

Fifty years ago brave American astronauts were the first humans to land on the moon. Download a free poster celebrating the Apollo 11 lunar landing.
Drawing of student using diploma as megaphone (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Study in the U.S. … and speak out

What rights do international students have? The right to free speech lets every student in the U.S. ask big questions in and out of the classroom.