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Successful test for NASA's giant Moon rocket

Washington - NASA successfully carried out a key static test of its troubled Space Launch System rocket on Thursday, a win for the agency as it prepares to return to the Moon.

Fly me to the Moon: Japan billionaire offers space seats

Apo - It's the sort of chance that comes along just once in a blue Moon: a Japanese billionaire is throwing open a private lunar expedition to eight people from around the world.

NASA seeks solutions for lunar loads

NASA has launched its crowdsourcing challenge, “Lunar Delivery.” With NASA’s recent discovery of water on the moon, the ability to take goods off of rovers and put them onto the lunar surface is more critical than ever.

Is the Moon showing signs of rusting?

Scientists are investigating whether the Moon is showing signs of rusting as a result of oxygen from Earth. This is due to the detection of the oxidized iron mineral hematite, located at areas of high latitudes on the Moon's surface.

Building on the Moon using moon dust and astronaut urine

If humans want to build a Moon base then there will be a limit on the number of materials that can be transported into space. This means that some of the Moon's own resources will be needed, with a little help from the occupants.

Q&A: NASA to explore Moon habitability Special

NASA Tournament Lab (NTL) has launched the 'Honey, I Shrunk the NASA Payload' challenge on thecrowdsourcing site, HeroX. The aim is for on innovators across the world to help solve one of their biggest challenges: Moon habitability.

India locates missing Moon lander

New Delhi - Indian space scientists were desperately trying Tuesday to establish communication with their broken Moon lander, having located the probe that went silent moments before it was due to make a historic soft landing.

India space agency loses communication with Moon-landing craft

Bangalore - India's space agency on Saturday lost communication with its spacecraft just before it was due to land near the South Pole of the Moon, in a blow to the nation's lunar ambitions.

India loses contact with Moon lander

Bangalore - India's space programme suffered a huge setback Saturday after losing contact with an unmanned spacecraft moments before it was due to make a historic soft landing on the Moon.

Destination Moon: Exploring our relationship with our satellite Special

London - A new exhibition at London's National Maritime Museum celebrates humanities relationship with the Earth's only satellite and the historic Apollo mission Moon landings. The displays show how the Moon has exerted a powerful pull on human imagination.

India's Moon probe enters lunar orbit

Bangalore - India's Chandrayaan 2 spacecraft entered lunar orbit on Tuesday, executing one of the trickiest manoeuvres on its historic mission to the Moon.

Proud India launches historic bid to put spacecraft on Moon

Koradi - India on Monday launched a low-cost rocket on a historic bid to put a landing craft on the surface of the Moon and join an elite space force.

India counts down to new bid to launch Moon mission

Koradi - Thousands gathered to witness India's second attempt to send a landmark spacecraft to the Moon on Monday, a week after a fuel leak forced the launch to be postponed.

'Stronger than ever': India set for fresh Moon launch attempt

Koradi - India will make a second attempt Monday to send a landmark spacecraft to the Moon after an apparent fuel leak forced last week's launch to be aborted.

India to make new bid to launch Moon rocket on Monday

New Delhi - India will make a new bid to launch a landmark mission to the Moon on Monday, a week after aborting lift-off at the last minute because of a fuel leak, officials said.

Fuel leak halted blastoff for Indian rocket: reports

Koradi - A fuel leak in the rocket engine forced India to abort the launch of its landmark Moon mission less than one hour before liftoff, media reports said Tuesday.

50th anniversary gala for Apollo 11 held at Ronald Reagan Library

Simi Valley - On July 15, it was announced that a 50th-anniversary gala that celebrates the Apollo 11 moon landing is held at the Ronald Reagan Library.

India races for launch fix after Moon mission aborted

Koradi - Indian space chiefs pressed to quickly set a new date to launch a landmark moon mission after aborting one liftoff Monday just 56 minutes ahead of schedule, media reports said.

India calls off Moon mission launch 56 minutes before blast-off

Koradi - India on Monday dramatically scrapped the launch of a rocket that was aiming to land a probe on the Moon less than one hour before blast-off because of a "technical" problem.

The machine that made the Moon missions possible

Washington - We've all been there: you're working on something important, your PC crashes, and you lose all your progress.

Apollo astronaut Charles Duke talks about 'Apollo 11' live show Special

Apollo astronaut Charles Duke chatted with Digital Journal about the "Apollo 11- The Immersive Live Show" and his aeronautical career.

Man's first steps on the Moon, reported live by AFP

Paris - It was 10:56 pm at mission control in Houston on July 20, 1969 when Neil Armstrong became the first person to step onto the Moon.

Israeli spacecraft crashes during moon landing: mission control

Jerusalem - Israel's attempt at a moon landing failed at the last minute Thursday when the craft suffered an engine failure as it prepared to land and apparently crashed onto the lunar surface.

Israel set to land spacecraft on the moon in first

Jerusalem - Israel's first spacecraft to the moon was expected to make its historic landing there Thursday, making the Jewish state the fourth and smallest country to complete the trip.The landing is scheduled for around 10:25 pm (1925 GMT).

Trump floats idea of third North Korea summit

Washington - US President Donald Trump said Thursday he is considering a potential third nuclear summit with North Korea's leader.

After the Moon in 2024, NASA wants to reach Mars by 2033

Washington - NASA has made it clear they want astronauts back on the Moon in 2024, and now, they are zeroing in on the Red Planet -- the US space agency confirmed that it wants humans to reach Mars by 2033.

US to speed up astronaut return to Moon: target 2024

Washington - Donald Trump's administration announced Tuesday it was speeding up plans to send US astronauts back to the Moon, from 2028 to 2024, calling for a "spark of urgency" to prevail over delays that have plagued NASA's lunar return plans.

Chinese rover finds lunar nights 'colder than expected'

Bejing - China's lunar lander has woken from a freezing fortnight-long hibernation to find night-time temperatures on the moon's dark side are colder than previously thought, the national space agency said Thursday.

Cottoning on: Chinese seed sprouts on moon

Bejing - A small green shoot is growing on the moon in an out-of-this-world first after a cotton seed germinated on board a Chinese lunar lander, scientists said Tuesday.

Chinese rover 'Jade Rabbit' drives on far side of the moon

Bejing - A Chinese lunar rover has driven on the far side of the moon, the national space agency announced on Friday, hailing the development as a "big step for the Chinese people".
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International Observe the Moon Night
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Astronaut at Station 2 on Apollo 17 mission.
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Apollo 15 landing site.
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Chandrayaan-2 rover
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Wollastonite image with coin to indicate color
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