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September 04, 2015
Russia Eyes Moon for Hi-Tech Lunar Base
Moscow (Sputnik) Sep 04, 2015
More than four decades after humans last walked on the moon, Russian space agency Roscosmos is sending a robotic spacecraft to the moon to scope out potential locations for a planned lunar base. The high-tech base would feature living quarters for cosmonauts, laboratories, a launching and landing port for spacecraft, and even an astronomy observatory, Tech Insider reported. The reconnaissance spacecraft, called Luna 25, will land on the moon's south pole in 2024, Roscosmos announced. C ... read more
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Annoying? US 'That Kissed the Moon' Has to Pay Russia for Space Flights
A retired NASA astronaut has wrote an article lamenting that the US, "the country that kissed the moon and is roving Mars" has to pay Russia to be able to get to the International Space Station due ... more

ASU chosen to lead lunar CubeSat mission
A spacecraft the size of a shoebox with Arizona origins will soon be orbiting our nearest neighbor to create a map of water-ice on the moon. The NASA-selected CubeSat will be designed, built a ... more

Russia Gets Ready for New Moon Landing
Russia's Space Research Institute is building a space probe to send to the Moon, which will allow Russian scientists to carry out scientific research on the Moon's surface for the first time since u ... more
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Research May Solve Lunar Fire Fountain Mystery
Tiny beads of volcanic glass found on the lunar surface during the Apollo missions are a sign that fire fountain eruptions took place on the Moon's surface. Now, scientists from Brown University and ... more


Russia's moon landing plan hindered by financial distress
Russia's moon landing project among other space programs will face further budget cuts and even risk of closure following the government's austerity measures, a senior official of Russia's space ind ... more
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Cassini's Final Breathtaking Close Views of Dione
A pockmarked, icy landscape looms beneath NASA's Cassini spacecraft in new images of Saturn's moon Dione taken during the mission's last close approach to the small, icy world. Two of the new images ... more

Crowdfunding raises $720,000 to restore Neil Armstrong spacesuit
The Smithsonian's first shot at online crowdfunding ended Wednesday after raising a hefty $719,779 to restore the spacesuit that Neil Armstrong wore when he walked on the moon. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Tale of two parades as ordinary Chinese barred from display

China lauds power, proclaims peace at military spectacular

China's anti-ship missile and troop cuts highlight shifting power

White House clinches support for Iran nuclear deal

Five Chinese naval ships spotted in Bering Sea: Pentagon

Philippines, Vietnam to sign partnership deal by year-end

Tu-160 Heavy Strategic Bomber Undergoes Major Upgrade


LADEE spacecraft finds neon in lunar atmosphere
The moon's thin atmosphere contains neon, a gas commonly used in electric signs on Earth because of its intense glow. While scientists have speculated on the presence of neon in the lunar atmosphere ... more

Japanese Company to Advertise Soft Drink on Moon
A new age in advertising has already begun, as a Japanese company has kicked off its campaign to promote the beverage Pocari Sweat...on the moon! Pocari Sweat, a beverage produced by Otsuka Pharmace ... more

China tests carrier rocket's power system
Chinese scientists on Monday successfully tested the power system of a Long March-5 carrier rocket scheduled to serve the Chang'e-5 lunar mission around 2017. Using non-toxic and non-polluting ... more
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China Tests New Rocket
It looks like the Chinese are going to the dark side of the moon, as their scientists have successfully tested the power system of a Long March-5 carrier rocket on Monday that will serve the Chang'e ... more

Orion Begins Critical Design Review Milestone
NASA's Orion Program kicked off its critical design review at the agency's Johnson Space Center in Houston the week of Aug. 3, a major program milestone that will ensure the spacecraft's design is r ... more
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Cassini to Make Last Close Flyby of Saturn Moon Dione
NASA's Cassini spacecraft will zip past Saturn's moon Dione on Monday, Aug. 17 - the final close flyby of this icy satellite during the spacecraft's long mission. Cassini's closest approach, w ... more

Cassini to Make Last Close Flyby of Saturn Moon Dione
NASA's Cassini spacecraft will zip past Saturn's moon Dione on Monday, Aug. 17 - the final close flyby of this icy satellite during the spacecraft's long mission. Cassini's closest approach, w ... more

NASA's Europa Mission Team Joins Forces for the First Time
They're united by a lofty goal - to investigate whether Jupiter's moon Europa could harbor primitive life under its icy shell. Last week, a team of scientists and engineers for NASA's planned missio ... more

Russia to conduct simulated flight program to Moon, Mars over 4 years
Russia will conduct a series of international experiments with simulated flights to the Moon, Mars and other planets between 2016 and 2020, the first deputy head of the Institute of Biomedical Probl ... more

From a million miles away, NASA camera shows moon crossing face of Earth
A NASA camera aboard the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite captured a unique view of the moon as it moved in front of the sunlit side of Earth last month. The series of test images s ... more
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New Names and Insights at Ceres
Colorful new maps of Ceres, based on data from NASA's Dawn spacecraft, showcase a diverse topography, with height differences between crater bottoms and mountain peaks as great as 9 miles (15 kilome ... more

Unusual Red Arcs Spotted on Icy Saturn Moon
Like graffiti sprayed by an unknown artist, unexplained arc-shaped, reddish streaks are visible on the surface of Saturn's icy moon Tethys in new, enhanced-color images from NASA's Cassini spacecraf ... more
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Water heals a bioplastic

G20 seeks to smooth economic shock waves from China

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Bright Basin on Tethys


'Bathtub Rings' Suggest Titan's Dynamic Seas


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NASA Could Return Humans to the Moon by 2021


New Horizons 'Captures' Two of Pluto's Smaller Moons


NASA Sets Sights on Robot-Built Moon Colony


Technique may reveal the age of moon rocks during spaceflight


Smithsonian embraces crowdfunding to preserve lunar spacesuit


Charon's Surprising Youthful and Varied Terrain


Solving the gravitational N-body problem in general relativity

Early Titan Was a Cold, Hostile Place For Life

Advances in Robots Needed to Explore Icy Moons

Russia to Launch Large-Scale Space Projects With China

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