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NASA launches LCROSS Lunar Impactor

NASA launched its first moon shot in a decade Thursday, sending up a pair of unmanned science probes that will help determine where astronauts could land and set up camp in years to come.

dateJun 19, 2009 in Space Exploration
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Apollo 8: Christmas on the moon

Christmas Eve, 1968. As one of the most turbulent, tragic years in American history drew to a close, millions around the world were watching and listening as the Apollo 8 astronauts -- Frank Borman, Jim Lovell ...

dateDec 22, 2010 in Space Exploration
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Four Out of Six Apollos

(PhysOrg.com) -- Their names are now part of exploration history - Sea of Tranquility, Ocean of Storms, Frau Mauro, Hadley Rille, Descartes and Taurus-Littrow. They are the sites on the lunar surface visited ...

dateDec 24, 2008 in Space Exploration
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‘Seeing’ cosmic rays in space

Astronauts have long reported the experience of seeing flashes while they are in space, even when their eyes are closed. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin both reported these flashes during the Apollo 11 mission, ...

dateApr 20, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Image: Apollo 16: Footsteps Under High Sun

(PhysOrg.com) -- The lunar module Orion landed in the Descartes Highlands of the moon on April 21, 1972. The Apollo 16 mission targeted a highland region. Originally thought to be a volcanic site, the samples ...

dateJul 08, 2010 in Space Exploration
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Finding fingerprints in sea level rise

It was used to help Apollo astronauts navigate in space, and has since been applied to problems as diverse as economics and weather forecasting, but Harvard scientists are now using a powerful statistical tool to not only ...

dateMay 18, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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