Going up? Kickstarter hopefuls raise space elevator cash
World's first mission to the Moon's south pole announced
(Phys.org) —The world's first mission to the South Pole of the Moon was announced today by the International Lunar Observatory Association (ILOA) and Moon Express, Inc. The private enterprise mission will ...
Engineers building hard-working mining robot
(Phys.org)—After decades of designing and operating robots full of scientific gear to study other worlds, NASA is working on a prototype that leaves the delicate instruments at home in exchange for a sturdy ...
First 360-degree color panorama from China's Chang'e-3 lunar lander
Chinese space officials have at last released much higher quality versions of the 1st color imagery captured by China's first spacecraft to soft land on the surface of the Earth's Moon; Chang'e-3.
What is lunar regolith?
When you're walking around on soft ground, do you notice how your feet leave impressions? Perhaps you've tracked some of the looser earth in your yard into the house on occasion? If you were to pick up some ...
China's success means October wasn't all bad news for space exploration
The final week in October was widely reported as having been disastrous for space exploration. First we had the explosion of the crewless Antares launcher as it lifted off to take provisions to the International ...
'Look Ma, No Parachute!' Lunar Lander Floats on Electric-blue Jets
How do you fly on a world with no atmosphere? Wings won't work and neither do propellers. And don't even try that parachute!
Water on Moon is bad news for China's lunar telescope
The discovery of water on the Moon could affect a telescope that will be installed on China's first lunar lander, scheduled in 2013, a Chinese astronomer was quoted as saying on Tuesday.
China's lunar lander spotted by orbiting spacecraft
Not much on the Moon escapes the eyes of NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, and China's Chang'e-3 lander and Yutu rover are no exception! The pair touched down on the lunar surface on Dec. 14, and just ov ...
China's lunar lander snaps first landing site panorama
China's inaugural Chang'e-3 lunar lander has snapped the missions first panoramic view of the touchdown spot at Mare Imbrium.
Rockets vie in simulated lunar landing contest
(AP) -- A privately built rocket vying for NASA prize money lifted off in the Mojave Desert and flew half of a simulated lunar lander mission Wednesday before an engine problem forced its developers to call ...
The mission to find the missing lunar module
Where is the Apollo 10 Lunar lander module? Its somewhere out there orbiting the Sun and theres a new initiative to try and find it!
Europe's plans to visit the Moon in 2018
The European Space Agency is aiming for the Moon with their Lunar Lander mission, anticipated to arrive on the lunar surface in 2018. Although ESA successfully put a lander on the surface of Titan with the ...
LADEE Mission to Study the Moon's Fragile Atmosphere
Right now, the Moon is a ghost town. Nothing stirs. Here and there, an abandoned Apollo rover — or the dusty base of a lunar lander — linger as silent testimony to past human activity. But these days, ...