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India prepares for launch of Chandrayaan-2 moon mission

India is preparing for the launch on Sunday of its second unmanned lunar mission -Chandrayaan 2. The mission aims to land a rover near the moon's south pole for the first time ever.

Op-Ed: White House explains Trump's tweet about NASA's moon mission

A day after President Donald Trump appeared to cast doubt on NASA’s plans to send humans to the moon, a White House official said the moon remained a goal of the agency’s programs as a step towards Mars.

India's complex Chandrayaan-2 Mission set to launch in July

Dehli - The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is gearing up for the July launch of Chandrayaan-2, a robotic lunar orbiter/lander/rover combo that is scheduled to touch down at a predetermined site close to the lunar south pole.

NASA official quits weeks after being chosen to lead moon mission

Washington - A top NASA official appointed the head of strategy for the space agency’s planned mission to the moon in 2024 quit his role on Wednesday, just weeks after starting the job.

NASA requests $1.6 billion for upcoming Artemis Mission

Washington - NASA’s ambitious plan to put the first woman on the surface of the Moon by 2024 is now officially named Artemis, after the Greek goddess of the Moon and twin sister of the god Apollo. NASA also needs some money, about $1.6 billion.

ESA and ArianeGroup sign contract to study planned moon mission

The European Space Agency (ESA) on Monday awarded a one-year contract to ArianeGroup to study and prepare for a mission to the Moon with the aim of mining regolith.

Cornell team develops water-powered satellite for lunar orbit

A tiny satellite, about the size of a cereal box and powered by water, is in the running to become the first CubeSat to orbit the moon.

NASA's Orion spacecraft being prepared for its first big mission

NASA's Orion crew module pressure vessel has arrived and is now ensconced in an upgraded version of a test stand called the "birdcage" inside the Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout (O and C) Building high bay at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

President's Budget axes moon mission, focus is on middle class

The release of the President's Budget has confirmed the rumours that NASA's moon mission would be scrubbed. With millions of other cuts and reductions to control the deficit, the budget was unveiled Monday.

Is NASA thumbing nose at Augustine Committee with test launch?

NASA rolled the Ares 1-X out for a trial launch, scheduled for next week, just days before a final report examining the financial feasibility of manned space travel was due to be issued.

India's Chandrayaan-1 moon mission finds evidence of water

One week after NASA reported the probability of water on the moon, an Indian satellite, Chandrayaan-1, has found evidence water does indeed exist on Earth's moon.

Op-Ed: India heads to the Moon, for $80 million

India’s Moon mission has launched safely, and is on course for a date with history. It’s also on course for reopening the debate about costing space missions, with a price tag like this. For $80mil at NASA since 1990, you’d get a polite smile.

more than half way to moon by indians

today indian scientists became successful in bringing space capsule from space to earth

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Launcher family from the Vega to Ariane 64.
Launcher family from the Vega to Ariane 64.
A selection of images from the Apollo Moon missions  on show at the National Maritime Museum  London...
A selection of images from the Apollo Moon missions, on show at the National Maritime Museum, London.
Leto with the infants Apollo and Artemis  by Francesco Pozzi (1824) in the Sculpture Gallery  Chatsw...
Leto with the infants Apollo and Artemis, by Francesco Pozzi (1824) in the Sculpture Gallery, Chatsworth House - Derbyshire, England.
Apollo 8  the first manned mission to the moon  entered lunar orbit on Christmas Eve  Dec. 24  1968....
Apollo 8, the first manned mission to the moon, entered lunar orbit on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 1968. That evening, the astronauts-Commander Frank Borman, Command Module Pilot Jim Lovell, and Lunar Module Pilot William Anders-held a live broadcast from lunar orbit, in which they showed pictures of the Earth and moon as seen from their spacecraft.
Diagram of expected lunar mission
Diagram of expected lunar mission
Mark Sirangelo speaking at NASA Future Forum being held at Seattle s Museum of Flight on Friday  Dec...
Mark Sirangelo speaking at NASA Future Forum being held at Seattle's Museum of Flight on Friday, Dec. 9, 2011.
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