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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".

China lands probe on far side of moon in world first

Bejing - A Chinese lunar rover landed on the far side of the moon on Thursday, in a global first that boosts Beijing's ambitions to become a space superpower.

NASA's 3-part plan to send humans to Mars

NASA has unveiled an ambitious three-stage plan, outlining the agencies next phases for human pace missions. The National Space Exploration Plan, backed by President Trump, includes visits to the Moon and to Mars.

Yusaku Maezawa: Japanese spaceman with a taste for art

Apo - Billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, confirmed as SpaceX's first Moon tourist, is a former wannabe rock star now worth $3 billion with a penchant for pricey modern art as well as space travel.

NASA administrator sees lunar water as key to returning to moon

NASA chiefs are excited about the possibility of “exploiting” the recently discovered water on the Moon, stating it will help humanity’s bid for a lunar settlement and space exploration.

'Blood moon' eclipse delights young Kenyans

"Mars, Pluto, Saturn, Jupiter, Venus -- Mercury, that's the one I really wanted to see," said Chu Owen as he used an app on his mobile phone to locate planets above."It's the planets I'm really excited to see.

China satellite heralds first mission to dark side of Moon

Bejing - China launched on Monday a relay satellite that will allow a rover to communicate with the Earth from the far side of the Moon during an unprecedented mission later this year.
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A man looks through a telescope set up to let the local community at Lake Magadi in Kenya watch the lunar eclipse on Friday.
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The Mare Mare Serenitatis or Sea of Serenity on the Moon as it really is below layers of dust accumulated over billions of years.
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A screengrab shows China s first moon rover  Yutu  or Jade Rabbit  separating from Chang e-3 moon la...
A screengrab shows China's first moon rover, Yutu, or Jade Rabbit, separating from Chang'e-3 moon lander early Dec. 15, 2013. The six-wheeled rover separated from the lander early on Sunday, several hours after the Chang'e-3 probe soft-landed on the lunar surface
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International Observe the Moon Night
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Artist's representation of the Moon being formed from debris generated when a Mars-size object collided with Earth.
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Titan is the largest moon of Saturn. It is the only moon known to have a dense atmosphere, and the only object in space other than Earth where clear evidence of stable bodies of surface liquid has been found.
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Full Moon, views of the craters.
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Buzz Aldrin was the Lunar Module pilot on Apollo 11. On July 20, 1969, he was the second human being to set foot on the Moon, following mission commander Neil Armstrong.
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Cabeus Crater on the surface of the moon
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Apollo 15 landing site.
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A key question going forwards - who owns the Moon and who has the right to exploit the resources?
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LROC WAC color shaded relief of the lunar farside.
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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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Full Moon photograph taken 10-22-2010 from Madison, Alabama, USA. Photographed with a Celestron 9.25 Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope
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The Chandrayaan-1 launcher, ISRO's PSLV-C11, is an upgraded version of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV). It is visible here on the launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota, India.
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Titan s surface is marked by broad regions of bright and dark terrain.
Titan's surface is marked by broad regions of bright and dark terrain.
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