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Space Exploration Jun 28, 2019

NASA to land first woman on the moon. 'It would be out of this world.'

From 1969 to 1972, six NASA missions named for the Greek god Apollo successfully landed 12 men on the surface of the moon; Neil, "Buzz," two men named Alan, two men named Charles, Edgar, David, James, John, Jack and Eugene.

Space Exploration Jul 12, 2019

India prepares to land rover on moon in global space race

India is looking to take a giant leap in its space program and solidify its place among the world's spacefaring nations with its second unmanned mission to the moon, this one aimed at landing a rover near the unexplored south ...

Astronomy Jul 12, 2019

Ploonets: Exiled moons may explain astronomical mysteries

Moons ejected from orbits around gas giant exoplanets could explain several astronomical mysteries, an international team of astronomers suggests.

Space Exploration Jul 12, 2019

Ahead of 2nd moon shot, a timeline of India's space program

Amid a new global space race, India is preparing to launch a second mission to the moon. Here is a timeline of its space program:

Space Exploration Jul 03, 2019

Four surprising technological innovations that came out of the Apollo moon landings

NASA's Apollo programme was one of the most challenging technological achievements in the 20th century. Beyond the space race and exploration, it contributed to several inventions and innovations that are still having an ...

Space Exploration Jun 29, 2019

Guardians of Apollo: the curators preserving the Moon mission's legacy

Lying on a workshop counter that is closed to the public at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum's annex near Washington Dulles airport, Neil Armstrong's gloves look almost as good as new.

Space Exploration Jul 12, 2019

Fifty years after the Apollo 11 moon walk, a vexillologist looks at the challenge of planting the flag on the moon

When Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin planted the United States flag on the moon 50 years ago this month—July 20, 1969, to be exact—it was a team effort.

Space Exploration Jul 14, 2019

To the Moon and back: 50 years on, a giant leap into the unknown

The first four days of Apollo 11's journey to the Moon had gone according to plan, but just twenty minutes before landing, the atmosphere grew tense as the crew encountered a series of problems.

Space Exploration Jul 10, 2019

Apollo 11 moon mission drew space-related companies to Central Florida

On May 25, 1961, President John F. Kennedy announced that the U.S. would land astronauts on the moon "before the decade is out."

Space Exploration Jul 11, 2019

The Moon now has hundreds of artifacts. Should they be protected?

Three rovers, six US flags, dozens of probes that either landed successfully or crashed, tools, cameras and trash: the Moon is dotted with hundreds of objects as a result of space exploration.

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