Moon

Watchdog Criticizes Rising Costs, Delays Of Nasa’s Next Moon Rocket

The giant rocket NASA plans to use to return to the Moon by 2024 has been beset by delays and spending has overrun by almost 30 percent, an official audit said Wednesday. The delays threaten the timetable set by President Donald Trump’s...
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Scientists Discovered Table Salt On Jupiter’s Moon, Europa

Europa, a frozen moon around Jupiter, is believed to be one of the most habitable worlds in the solar system. It was first imaged in detail by the Voyager 1 probe in 1979, revealing a surface almost devoid of large craters. This suggested that water...
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Secrets Of The Sun’s Past Might Be Buried In Moon’s Crust, Scientists Say

The sun’s rotation rate during its first billion years still remains a mystery, yet this spin rate impacted solar eruptions and sparked life on Earth. Now, a group of NASA scientists are suggesting […] The post Secrets of the Sun’s...
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Ion Beams And Atom Smashers: Secrets Of Moon Rocks

Moon samples collected by the Apollo astronauts a half-century ago hold answers to questions that weren't even on scientists' minds at the time, as new technological tools provide insight into some of the oldest mysteries about the moon, the earth...
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*one Giant Leap*

The author is Charles Fishman, and the subtitle is The Impossible Mission That Flew us to the Moon.  Here is one excerpt: It [NASA’s Mission Control] was the first real-time computing facility IBM had ever installed. And: …the Apollo...
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Manufacturing New Connectors For The Apollo Guidance Computer

The fiftieth anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission – the flight that first took man to the surface of the moon — is coming up. By the time this post is published, some YouTube channel will invariably be running a...
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This Prominent Mit Scientist Wanted To Bet His Life By Flying To The Moon

The legendary scientist who helped design the navigation system that got us to the Moon wanted to be among the astronauts who made sure it got us there. This is the 19th in an exclusive series of 50 articles, one published each day until July 20,...
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A Record Of The Sun Left On The Moon

From NASA Goddard: Summary: The Sun’s rotation rate in its first billion years is unknown. Yet, this spin rate affected solar eruptions, influencing the evolution of life. A team of NASA scientists think they’ve figured it out by using the Moon...
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Apollo 11 Astronaut Tweets Unseen Moon Landing Crew Photo Found ‘in A Box’

The social media-savvy astronaut published his discovery as the world prepares to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first human landing on the lunar surface this July.
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Amazing Moon Photos From Nasa's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter

See the latest images of the moon from NASA's LRO spacecraft.
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See Saturn Near The Moon In The Night Sky Tonight! Here's How

Saturn has been looking stunning lately, and it's preparing to dance close to the moon to display an incredible celestial illusion.
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The Most Expensive Hyphen In History

NASA’s computing required perfection. Anything less had serious consequences. This is the 18th in an exclusive series of 50 articles, one published each day until July 20, exploring the 50th anniversary of the first-ever Moon landing. You...
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A New Space Race, For Lawyers

Rachel Riederer writes about the new space race, fifty years after the Apollo 11 mission to the moon, in which private space companies are raising questions about the rules governing space.
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What Price The Moon? Tips From The Past Might Save The Present

Also: The Bennu Thrill Show - coming to an asteroid near you Roundup  What price a boot on the Moon? Or maybe six robot wheels? There's a number for the former in this week's round-up of all things spacey.…
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Nasa Is Going To Fire An Atomic Clock Into Space So Astronauts Know Where They’re Going

As NASA and other organizations begin to lay the groundwork for crewed missions to places other than an orbiting space station or even the Moon, they're beginning to better understand the potential challenges such missions will pose. Keeping a crew...
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Sun's History Found Buried In Moon's Crust

The Sun's rotation rate in its first billion years is unknown. Yet, this spin rate affected solar eruptions, influencing the evolution of life. Scientists think they've figured it out by using the Moon as critical evidence.
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'ready Jet Go!' Takes Kids To The Moon Today On Pbs To Celebrate Apollo 11

PBS KIDS is celebrating this summer's Apollo 11 anniversary today (June 17) with a special program "Ready Jet Go!: One Small Step," which celebrates and explores the lunar landing.
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What's So Special About Our Moon, Anyway?

Moonrise over the Wasatch Mountains. NASA. This summer is really the summer of the Moon. As we approach the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing, many people are thinking about our past and future relationship with our celestial partner. It...
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Nasa Taps Cmu To Develop Robots To Help Turn Pits On The Moon Into Potential Habitats

Lunar rovers are cool – but imagine how much cooler they’d be if they could also rappel. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University will try to make rappelling robots a reality, after having been selected by NASA as the recipient of a new $2...
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The One Statistic That Shows That Going To The Moon Is The Hardest Thing We’ve Ever Done

Imagine how much work it took everyone who worked on Apollo on Earth to get those astronauts into space. This is the 17th in an exclusive series of 50 articles, one published each day until July 20, exploring the 50th anniversary of the first-ever...
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