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February 08, 2016
The forgotten moon landing that paved the way for today's space adventures
Birmingham UK (SPX) Feb 07, 2016
Crashing into a planet is seldom a good idea. If you're trying to travel to another world, you're likely to land at tens of kilometres per second unless you do something serious to slow down. When Neil Armstrong famously became the first man on the moon in 1969, he piloted a lunar module onto the surface using thrusters that slowed the craft's descent. But far less remembered is that the Soviet Union had managed the same journey three years earlier with an unmanned craft. Now 50 years ago, the Rus ... read more
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Edgar Mitchell, astronaut who walked on Moon, dead at 85
US astronaut Edgar Mitchell, one of just 12 people to have walked on the Moon, has died aged 85, his family and NASA said Friday, calling him a "pioneer." ... more

ASU satellite selected for NASA Space Launch System's first flight
The first flight of NASA's new rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS), will carry 13 low-cost CubeSats, including one from Arizona State University, to test innovative ideas along with an uncrewed Or ... more

Lunar Flashlight selected to fly as secondary payload on Exploration Mission-1
NASA's Advanced Exploration Systems Division recently selected the Lunar Flashlight CubeSat as a secondary payload to fly aboard the Space Launch System's Exploration Mission-1 (EM-1) flight. Lunar ... more
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Russia postpones manned Lunar mission to 2035
Russia initially planned to launch a manned aircraft to the moon atop an Angara heavy rocket carrier from its Vostochny space port in 2025. The earlier version of the state space program - worth som ... more

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Audi joins Google Lunar XPrize competition
Audi is lending its engineering talents to a team of scientists in the Google Lunar XPrize competition. Together, the German auto makers and the "Part-Time Scientists" are optimizing a moon rover called the "Audi lunar quattro." ... more

Lunar mission moves a step closer
China has developed the manufacturing techniques for a key part to be used on its super-heavy rocket that will fulfill the nation's manned missions to the moon. The China Academy of Launch Veh ... more
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Momentum builds for creation of 'moon villages'
Villages on the moon, constructed through cooperation between astronauts and robotic systems on the lunar surface, could become a reality as early as 2030. That's the consensus of a recent internati ... more

Chang'e-3 landing site named "Guang Han Gong"
The landing site of China's first moon lander Chang'e-3 has been named "Guang Han Gong" or "Moon Palace", more than two years after the spacecraft made a successful soft-landing on the moon in Decem ... more

South Korea to launch lunar exploration in 2016, land by 2020
South Korea plans to launch a lunar exploration project next year with a 2020 timeframe of landing a lunar vessel, the country's Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning said as quoted by local ... more
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Death rumors of Russian lunar program 'greatly exaggerated' - Deputy PM
Russia's deputy prime minister refuted rumors that the country's lunar program is in a crisis, saying that it in fact is far from being cut. Russia has not dropped its lunar program and rumors ... more

Russia Postpones Plans on Extensive Moon Exploration Until 2025
The Russian space agency Roscosmos will give up on manned flights to the Moon and related activities at least until 2025, the Russian Izvestia newspaper reported Tuesday, citing the updated version ... more
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