Then, Now and Beyond

From exploring the moon to exploring the universe.

  • Saturn V Rocket: How It Achieved Lift-Off
  • F1 Motors: Escaped Earth’s surface
  • Five J-2 Engines: Reached 114 miles altitude
  • Single J-2 motor: Achieved translunar trajectory

Our Future

"Across the sea of space, the stars are other suns." — Carl Sagan

Apollo 11 marked a new era in exploration. Today, Northrop Grumman is developing the next generation of space exploration technologies. The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has already discovered new exoplanets and supernovae, while the soon-to-launch James Webb Space Telescope will study every phase in the history of our universe — from the Big Bang to the formation of life-supporting solar systems.

From the Sea of Tranquility to the origins of the universe, we're pushing the boundaries of space exploration. Discover your future with Northrop Grumman.

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Milestones to Moonshots

Rick Robinson

Cotton-Candy Exoplanet Mystery

Exoplanet research, the study of planets orbiting distant stars, has discovered thousands of planets. Some are...

Rick Robinson

Where Is Planet X?

Where is Planet X? Dimly lit by a far distant sun, a world much larger than...

Albert McKeon

The Future of Space Travel

Public-private partnerships, cooperation among nations and economic benefits should advance the technology that will shape the...

Rick Robinson

What Is a Brown Dwarf?

With the help of the James Webb Space Telescope, scientists hope to answer the enigma: What...