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LRO Retraces Apollo 8's Footsteps

Video courtesy of NASA

It had been a bad year for the United States. The U.S. was fighting the unpopular Vietnam War. Back on the home front, both Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. were assassinated. Then, just before the end of the year NASA pulled ahead of Russia in the race to the [...]

Lunar Mining Data Sought, As LRO Finds Lost Moon Rover


Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter sensor detects south polar temperature differences during the day (left) and at night where some areas were found to be nearly -400F below zero–colder than measured so far on Pluto. Photo Credit: NASA

The first extraterrestrial mining project will be announced today as part of a new commercial space company, [...]

Russian Space Mystery Solved, Spacecraft Found Toppled On Moon

Graphic illustrates the planned mission of Luna 23. Use large sampling arm to drill into surface then swing the sample up to fill Earth reentry vehicle for ascent stage blastoff back to Earth. Photo Credit: Lavochkin

A nearly 40-year-old mystery about a major Soviet Moon mission failure has been solved by the NASA Lunar [...]