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How China is getting set to build a moon base

Flush from the success of the world’s first rover mission to the moon’s far side, Chinese space officials said today that they’re planning robotic trips to the lunar south pole to prepare the way for a crewed moon base. The … Continue reading

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It’s a first! Chinese probe lands on moon’s far side

Official Chinese media confirmed that the nation’s robotic Chang’e-4 probe made the first-ever landing on the far side of the moon — but not before issuing, and then withdrawing, an initial set of announcements. The honest-to-goodness announcement came via several state-run media … Continue reading

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Moon questions earn sports star a NASA invite

One way to get an tour of Johnson Space Center’s high-security Lunar Sample Laboratory Facility is to question whether people landed on the moon at all. At least that strategy works if you’re an NBA basketball star like Golden State Warriors point … Continue reading

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China sends out probe to moon’s far side

China’s space effort launched its most ambitious robotic lunar mission to date, taking aim at a crater near the south pole on the moon’s far side. The Chang’e-4 combination lander and rover were sent into space atop a Long March … Continue reading

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NASA picks nine teams for moon deliveries

NASA says it’s partnering on lunar delivery services with nine commercial teams, headed by companies that run the gamut from the space industry’s heavyweights to startups. The lineup, announced today by NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine at the space agency’s headquarters … Continue reading

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Mars maverick touts low-cost plan for moon bases

For decades, rocket scientist Robert Zubrin has been a voice crying in the Martian wilderness. But now the president of the Mars Society is pleading the case for a cause that’s much closer than the Red Planet: low-cost lunar exploration and settlement. … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding effort offers faux moon dirt

Wanna buy some fake moon dirt? Off Planet Research, which manufactures loads of the stuff, is making it available for public consumption — but make sure you don’t eat it or breathe it in. The research facility in Lacey, Wash., specializes in … Continue reading

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