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June 16, 2016
Fifty Years of Moon Dust
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jun 06, 2016
Before humans could take their first steps on the moon, that mysterious and forbidding surface had to be reconnoitered by robots. When President John Kennedy set a goal of landing astronauts on the lunar surface in 1961, little was known of that world, beyond what could be gleaned from observations by telescopes. We knew it was rocky, bleak and heavily cratered - how might these conditions affect the landing of a spacecraft there? Was the surface sufficiently solid to support the 33,500-pound Apol ... read more

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Russian Firm Develops Project of Reusable Spacecraft for Lunar Missions
Russia's state company Energia has developed a project of reusable manned Ryvok spacecraft for delivery of cargo and cosmonauts to the Moon, the company's representative Yuri Makushenko said Wednesd ... more
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SwRI scientists discover fresh lunar craters
A Southwest Research Institute-led team of scientists discovered two geologically young craters - one 16 million, the other between 75 and 420 million, years old - in the Moon's darkest regions. ... more
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NASA research gives new insights into how the Moon got inked
A powerful combination of observations and computer simulations is giving new clues to how the moon got its mysterious "tattoos" - swirling patterns of light and dark found at over a hundred locatio ... more
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First rocket made ready for launch at Vostochny spaceport
A Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket has been installed at Russia's new Vostochny Cosmodrome's launch site ahead of its first space launch, Russia's Federal Space Agency Roscosmos said Saturday in a statemen ... more
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Russia to shift all Lunar launches to Vostochny Cosmodrome
Russia will stop using the Soviet-era Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan for lunar launches, according to Russian-based Rocket and Space Corporation (RSC Energia). Moscow made the decision to s ... more
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Supernova iron found on the moon
A dying star ends its life in a cataclysmic explosion, shooting the majority of the star's material, primarily new chemical elements created during the explosion, out into space. One or more such su ... more
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Lunar lava tubes could help pave way for human colony
Scientists have found evidence that the Moon's underground could have long tunnels of volcanic origin, which could potentially be repurposed to house human colonies. These channels (also called "lav ... more
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The Moon thought to play a major role in maintaining Earth's magnetic field
The Earth's magnetic field permanently protects us from the charged particles and radiation that originate in the Sun. This shield is produced by the geodynamo, the rapid motion of huge quantities o ... more
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Moon Mission: A Blueprint for the Red Planet
A human colony of astronauts could be living on the Moon by 2022, thanks to modern technology making missions cheaper, according to NASA scientists. The Apollo program that lead to the first h ... more
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Earth's moon wandered off axis billions of years ago
A new study published in Nature reports discovery of a rare event - that Earth's moon slowly moved from its original axis roughly 3 billion years ago. Planetary scienti ... more
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The Lunar Race That Isn't
Politics, lobbyists, and corruption set back US space program to pre-1960s capacity despite scientific and technological advances that should lead to advances to new frontiers. On Thursday, pr ... more
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Ancient Polar Ice Reveals Tilting of Earth's Moon
New NASA-funded research provides evidence that the spin axis of Earth's moon shifted by about five degrees roughly three billion years ago. The evidence of this motion is recorded in the distributi ... more
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Permanent Lunar Colony Possible in 10 Years
Living on the Moon may become a reality sooner than anticipated as astrophysicists have assessed that a permanent lunar base is logistically feasible for humans - and could be built in less than a d ... more
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China to use data relay satellite to explore dark side of moon
China will launch a data relay satellite to ensure communication between Earth and the lunar probe during an expedition to the far side of the moon, Ye Peijian, chief scientist with China's lunar ex ... more
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NASA May Return to Moon, But Only After Cutting Off ISS
In responding to criticism that NASA has lost its direction under the Obama administration, space policy expert John Logson still believes that while mistake were made, a mission to Mars during the ... more
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Lunar love: When science meets artistry
ASU professor hopes Smithsonian exhibition of LROC team's striking images gets people excited about returning to the moon. Sometimes you get the party started by accidentally crashing someone else's ... more
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New Lunar Exhibit Features NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Imagery
Images from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) will be on display at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. beginning Feb. 26 The new exhibit, "A New Moon Rises: New View ... more
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NASA releases strange 'music' heard by 1969 astronauts
NASA has made public a recording of strange "music" that astronauts reported hearing in 1969 while on the far side of the Moon, out of radio contact with the Earth. ... more
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NASA chooses ASU to design and operate special satellite
It's difficult to imagine a shoebox on the forefront of scientific discovery. However, that's exactly what a group of researchers at ASU's School of Earth and Space Exploration is doing. The team is ... more
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Chinese scientists invent leak detection system for moon exploration
Chinese scientists have developed a system to measure the leak rate for a vacuum environment which will be used in the country's third step moon exploration program. According to scientists at ... more
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Aldrin recounts successes and challenges of historic space journey
History remembers the two American astronauts who first walked on the moon on July 20, 1969. One of those astronauts, Buzz Aldrin, told a crowd in Lee Hall's Bettersworth Auditorium at Mississippi S ... more
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The forgotten moon landing that paved the way for today's space adventures
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 N ... 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
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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
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