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NASA looks into quicker trip beyond the moon

NASA and its commercial partners say they’re studying the possibility of sending astronauts beyond the moon years earlier than planned, by putting a crew on the first flight of the space agency’s heavy-lift Space Launch System. The NASA study, sparked in … Continue reading

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How to spot a lunar eclipse and that comet

Tonight’s the night when a lunar eclipse dims the full moon, and when a recently discovered green comet comes closest to our planet. But unless you know what’s coming, you’re almost certain to miss them. You may miss them anyway, … Continue reading

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Five teams cleared for X Prize moon race

The organizers of the Google Lunar X Prize competition confirmed that five teams have been cleared to go after the $20 million grand prize, and doled out a total of $1 million to all 16 teams that entered. These five … Continue reading

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Last man on the moon leaves a dying wish

Apollo 17 commander Gene Cernan, the last human to leave footprints on the moon, passed away today – but his family says his dying wish remains to be fulfilled. “Even at the age of 82, Gene was passionate about sharing his desire … Continue reading

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Moon Express’ moonshot is ‘go with funding’

An executive at Moon Express has been widely quoted as saying his company has reached its funding goal for this year’s planned commercial mission to the lunar surface, thanks to $20 million in new investment. “We now have all the resources … Continue reading

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How China plans to put rover on moon’s far side

China’s latest white paper on space exploration confirms the country’s plans to send a rover to the moon’s far side in 2018 and put a rover on Mars in 2020. Today’s white paper, released by the State Council Information Office, says the … Continue reading

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XPRIZE clears Japanese mission to the moon

The rocketeers on Japan’s Team Hakuto say they’ve gotten the Google Lunar XPRIZE’s seal of approval on its plans for a mission to the moon. The XPRIZE verification of Team Hakuto’s launch agreement with India’s Team Indus boosts the number of … Continue reading

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