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Opinion: Awakening the Sleeping Satellite—The Value of Human Lunar Exploration

A photo of the Moon from Earth orbit, taken by the crew of the International Space Station. Will our natural satellite harbor humanity’s next outpost in space following the retirement of the ISS? Image Credit: NASA

I blame you for the moonlit nights when I wonder why are the seas still dry? don’t blame [...]

China's Jade Rabbit Hops Across Lunar Surface Following Country's First Moon Landing

Yutu, aka Jade Rabbit, departs China’s Chang’e 3 lander for its first steps on the surface of the Moon. Image Credit: CNSA / CCTV

Today, exactly 41 years after the last human footprint was made on the Moon by Gene Cernan, China became the third nation to touch the lunar surface, joining an exclusive [...]

NASA Conducts Mission Simulations In Hawaii

NASA is testing out ways to cultivate lunar resources by training using similar equipment in Hilo, Hawaii. Image Credit: NASA

Astronaut Eugene Cernan, the commander of Apollo 17, was the last man who walked on the Moon in December 1972. NASA is currently conducting a nine-day field test outside Hilo, Hawaii, so they can [...]

NASA Strengthens its RESOLVE

NASA is collaborating with the European and Canadian Space Agencies to develop technologies that could, one day, be used to manufacture oxygen and other vital resources out of the lunar regolith (soil). Photo Credit: NASA

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Those that say NASA has forgotten the Moon – haven’t heard about RESOLVE or more [...]

Design It, Build It, Dig It: The 2012 Lunabotics Competition

The 2012 Lunabotics Competition was held at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex from May 21-26. Photo Credit: Julian Leek

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — This year’s Lunabotics Mining Competition had a simple, yet accurate motto: “Design it, Build it, Dig it!” This event is held annually among college-aged students from points across the globe. Starting [...]

Historic Asteroid Mining To Return Space Resources To Global Economy

This false color image of the asteroid Eros illustrates the apparent density of the regulth on the surface. Red is the most dense material, while blue is less so and green pertains to uniform distribution of material. Such information derived from NEAR spacecraft images before it landed on the asteroid can provide compositional clues. [...]

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, [...]