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Elon Musk shows off Starship on moon and Mars

New renderings of SpaceX’s next-generation Starship rocket, shared by CEO Elon Musk on Twitter early today, show the shiny spaceship sitting on bare ground on the moon and Mars. The artwork is similar to less shiny renderings that came out a couple … Continue reading

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Blue Origin’s enigmatic tweet hints at moon mission

Is Jeff Bezos planning to send a lander to the moon’s south pole? It’s possible to leap to that conclusion, based on an enigmatic tweet from Blue Origin, the Amazon CEO’s private space venture. The tweet consists of a photograph taken … Continue reading

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Did a bad command cause moon lander’s crash?

A manually entered command apparently set off a chain reaction of events that led to last week’s crash of an Israeli-built lunar lander during its attempt to touch down on the moon, the mission’s managers said today. Preliminary results of … Continue reading

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Israeli-built lander crashes on moon

An Israeli-built lander crashed onto the moon today during its final descent, bringing an unfortunate end to the first privately funded lunar mission. “We had a failure on the spacecraft,” Opher Doron, general manager of Israel Aerospace Industries’ space division, … Continue reading

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Apollo moonshot exhibit touches on family history

“Destination Moon,” the traveling exhibit making its debut at Seattle’s Museum of Flight this month, puts some of the greatest treasures of the Space Race on display. But if you know where to look, you’ll also spot little treasures that shed … Continue reading

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Israel’s lunar lander goes from Earth to moon orbit

The Israeli-built Beresheet lander successfully started orbiting the moon today, marking a crucial step toward next week’s scheduled lunar touchdown. Today’s maneuver changed the orbit for Beresheet (Hebrew for “In the Beginning”) from a highly elliptical Earth orbit to a … Continue reading

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VP Pence sets 5-year deadline for moon landing

Vice President Mike Pence today called for American astronauts to return to the moon in five years, laying down a challenge comparable to the 1960s Space Race. “We’re in a space race today, just as we were in the 1960s, … Continue reading

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