ILOA and Moon Express, Inc. announced Thursday that they will send the world's first mission to the south pole of the Moon to open the possibility that the public will be able to access images from the Moon online.
Skywatchers in western North American who rise early on Saturday will get a chance to see this month’s total lunar eclipse. A total lunar eclipse will be visible in the early morning hours on Saturday, Dec. 10.
Tours, multi-media events, and education programs for the youth are nothing new for NASA. Science is relevant to the entire world; NASA’s desire to incorporate it into the everyday lives of children and youth from the United States is commendable.
China has been aggressively showing its ambition for space exploration over the past two years. After launching the nation's first lunar probe -- Chang'E-1 -- in 2007, now a giant radio telescope is being built in Shanghai for space data collection.
NASA is getting ready to test an inflatable structure that may one day be used as an outpost on the moon. The tests will be conducted at the Langley Research Center in Virginia. The structure was "created by NASA contractor ILC Dover LP".
Rising from fire and smoke, NASA's twin Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission launches atop a United Launch Alliance Delta 2 Heavy rocket. Leaving from Space Launch Complex 17B on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, the spacecraft launched at 9:08:52 EDT Sept.10, 2011.
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The Grail probes will slip into the moon's orbit to study its uneven lunar gravity field
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Artist's concept of a lunar base
NASA/Dennis M. Davidson
Aligning his camera on the same star for nine successive exposures, Sky & Telescope contributing photographer Akira Fujii captured this record of the Moon’s progress dead center through the Earth’s shadow in July 2000. Credit: Sky & Telescope / Akira Fujii
Sky & Telescope / Akira Fujii
Representation of a Russian Moon space ship at the margin in the Moon's orbit