Tag: Moon Missions

Poll Reveals Americans Are More Interested In Monitoring Asteroids Than Going To Mars

Evidently, Americans are quite concerned about asteroids. It was revealed in a poll that Americans prefer to focus on monitoring asteroids and comets than going back to the moon or going to Mars.

Space June 21, 2019

The Moon Is A Part Of Mars? President Trump's Space Policy Tweet Sparks Confusion

The moon is a part of Mars? President Trump criticizes NASA over moon mission plan, saying they should focus on going to Mars instead, and sparks confusion with a tweet.

Feature | Science June 9, 2019

India To Launch Chandrayaan-2 Spacecraft In July For Historic Moon Mission

Dates are finally set for the launch of India’s Chandrayaan-2 for their moon mission. Will India be the next nation to send a spacecraft to the moon?

Space May 4, 2019

Image Of Moon Surface Is The Last Photo Beresheet Took Before Crashing

SpaceIL shared the last photo that Beresheet took before it crash-landed on the lunar surface. The SpaceIL team continues to move forward as they prepare for Beresheet 2.0.

Space April 18, 2019

Israeli Beresheet Spacecraft Snaps Photo Of Dark Side Of The Moon

The time is drawing near for SpaceIL's Beresheet spacecraft to make its landing on the moon. Even before the historic event, it has send back stunning images of the far side of the moon.

Space April 6, 2019

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine Says US Agency Needs More Funding For 2024 Moon Mission

The Space Launch System is key for NASA to meet the target of sending people back to the moon by 2024, according to agency chief Jim Bridenstine. Production of the megarocket has reportedly been delayed due to budget requests.

Space April 2, 2019

Israel's Beresheet Lunar Lander Back On Course For The Moon After Computer Glitch

Israel's Beresheet experienced a computer glitch while on its way to the moon. The issue was resolved, and Israel's bet to the space race is back on track.

Space March 1, 2019

China's Chang'e Rover And Lander Survive First Frigid Night On Far Side Of The Moon

China's Chang'e rover and lander survived the first night on the dark side of the moon, and it's apparently colder than expected. Scientists noted temperatures of -310 degrees Fahrenheit (-190 degrees Celsius).

Space February 3, 2019

India To Launch Chandrayaan-2 Mission That Will Hunt For Nuclear Fusion Fuel On The Moon

ISRO will launch the new moon mission Chandrayaan-2 to find traces of water and helium-3 on the lunar surface. The mission will make India the first country to visit the south side of the moon.

Space June 30, 2018

NASA Chief Bridenstine Sees Moon Missions As Railroad In Space

During the Humans to Mars Summit in Washington D.C., Jim Bridenstine, NASA’s new administrator, explained to Mars mission supporters the agency’s vision of the return to the surface of the moon. Bridenstine also spoke about InSight and Mars 2020 rover missions.

Space May 10, 2018

NASA Successfully Demonstrates Nuclear Fission Reactor Power System

NASA successfully demonstrated the new Kilopower Reactor Using Stirling Technology or KRUSTY during a news conference on Wednesday. The agency said that KRUSTY will help astronauts during long hauled missions to Mars and to the Moon.

Space May 3, 2018

China To Send 4 More Probes Into Space Before Year 2021

China's first X-ray space telescope was launched into space last week. The country will send four more major probes before 2021 in an effort to develop space science.

Space June 18, 2017

Illinois Woman Legal Owner Of Apollo 11 Moon Rock Bag, Not NASA: Judge

A lunar bag used during the Apollo 11 mission was mistakenly sold during a government auction. A judge ruled the buyer is the rightful owner of the artifact and not NASA.

Space December 19, 2016

German Lunar X-Prize Team Lunar Mission Could Debunk Apollo Moon Landing Conspiracy Theories

Part-Time Scientists' plan to send a pair of rovers to the Apollo 17 landing site may finally put an end to the moon landing conspiracy theories. The German team is one of the 16 teams that compete for the $30 million Google Lunar X-Prize.

Space November 30, 2016

Camera Lens Used In Apollo 15 Moon Mission May Fetch $600,000 At Auction

Former NASA astronaut Dave Scott's camera lens, which was extensively used during the 1971 Apollo 15 Moon Mission, is up for sale by the RR Auction in Boston starting Thursday. The camera lens is expected to rake up around $600,000 or more.

Space April 16, 2016

If There Are Lava Tubes On The Moon, Could We Live Inside Them?

Giant lava tubes under the surface of the moon might be able to house lunar cities, researchers suggest. Living underground could protect humans from the Moon's harsh surface environment, they say.

Space March 19, 2015

Lunar Mission One to Bring Time Capsule to Moon Raises $1 Million on Kickstarter

Space missions are fascinating and the Lunar Mission One is the ordinary man's chance to participate. Having reached more than half of its goal with 22 days left in the campaign, the Kickstarter project is progressing nicely.

Space November 26, 2014

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