The Moon
House stopgap funding bill includes no extra NASA funding  SPACE NEWS · 3 hours
A House version of a stopgap spending bill does not include any special provisions for NASA, which threatens... more
Gateway development remains on track  SPACE NEWS · 1 day
With one module under contract and a second soon to be formally awarded, NASA says development of the lunar Gateway, a key element of its Artemis... more
Lunar lander failures offer a warning to commercial missions  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
The apparent failure of an Indian spacecraft to land on the moon this month is providing a reminder... more
NASA funds CubeSat Pathfinder mission to unique lunar orbit  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The pathfinder mission represents a rapid lunar flight demonstration and could launch as early as December 2020. CAPSTONE will demonstrate how to enter into and operate in this orbit as... more
NASA cubesat to test lunar Gateway orbit  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
NASA has awarded a contract to a small business for the development of a cubesat designed to demonstrate the use of the... more
Ohio senators propose renaming NASA site for Neil Armstrong  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Ohio's U.S. senators want Congress to rename a NASA research facility in Ohio after astronaut Neil Armstrong. more
Why Is It So Hard to Land on the Moon?  LIVE SCIENCE · 5 days
Despite the fact that humans landed on the moon many times during the Apollo missions half a century ago, doing so remains a tough business. more
A new journey into Earth for space exploration  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Six astronauts, five space agencies and a fresh start into underground worlds to help prepare for living on other planets. ESA's latest training adventure will equip an international crew with skills to... more
A new journey into Earth for space exploration  ESA · 1 week
Six astronauts, five space agencies and a fresh start into underground worlds to help prepare for living on other planets.... more
India locates lander lost on final approach to moon  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The lander module from India's moon mission was located on the lunar surface on Sunday, one day after it lost contact with the space station, and efforts are underway to... more
India loses contact with spacecraft on mission to the moon  REUTERS · 2 weeks
India lost contact with a spacecraft it was attempting to land on the moon on Saturday,... more
India Loses Contact with Lunar Lander During Historic Mission  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
India's daring moon mission, Chandrayaan-2, lost contact just above the lunar surface, dashing Indian dreams of becoming just the fourth country to successfully land on the moon. more
India loses contact with Chandrayaan-2 moon mission  REUTERS · 2 weeks
The Indian space agency lost communication with its Chandrayaan-2 lunar mission on Saturday, the chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation said,... more
Image: Subsea scouting with NEEMO NXT  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
That is not the ESA Kids mascot Paxi's ship on the right. Nor is that a vintage diving suit on the left. It is lunar exploration with an aquatic twist. more
Lunar plant pot  ESA · 2 weeks
Technology image of the week: ESA's lunar 3D printing competition winner with a printed version of her design more
Plant pot for the Moon  ESA · 2 weeks
Technology image of the week: ESA's lunar 3D printing competition winner with a printed version of her design more
A concrete advantage for space explorers  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
When humans go to the Moon or Mars to stay, they will need to construct safe places in which to live and work. The most widely used building material on Earth, concrete, may be the answer.... more
NASA refines plans for Artemis lunar lander  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
NASA has updated a draft solicitation for crewed lunar landers, adjusting details about how it plans to procure landers to meet the... more
Subsea scouting  ESA · 2 weeks
Human and robotic exploration image of the week: Lunar exploration goes to the next level in the NEEMO NXT mission more
China's Lunar Rover Just Found Something Weird on the Far Side of the Moon  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
China's Chang'e-4 lunar rover has discovered an unusually colored, 'gel-like' substance during its exploration activities on the far side of... more
PTScientists acquired, to continue lunar lander work  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
German lunar lander company PTScientists, which filed for bankruptcy in July, announced it has been acquired by an unidentified aerospace company, allowing... more
Impulsiveness in Adolescence is Not Uniquely Human  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
Human and non-human primate studies show that in adolescence, a time of increased reactive behavior, self control is limited. “As is widely... more
ISS partners endorse modified Gateway plans  SPACE NEWS · 3 weeks
NASA’s partners in the International Space Station remain committed to participating in the lunar Gateway despite changes to the program earlier this year that... more
By continuously watching the moon, we could detect interstellar meteorites  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
When "Oumuamua crossed Earth's orbit on October 19th, 2017, it became the first interstellar object ever to be observed by humans. These and subsequent observations, rather than dispelling... more
NASA dangles $7 billion carrot for next moon landing  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The agency that sent humans to the moon 50 years ago is offering $7 billion to take the first steps for a U.S. return to the lunar surface within five... more
Astronomers Detect Propadiene on Saturn’s Moon Titan  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
Astronomers using the NASA Infrared Telescope Facility (IRTF) have spotted propadiene — a colorless, flammable gas, best known as a fuel for... more
Enabling Longer Space Missions  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
The 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing has reignited interest in space travel. However, almost any mission beyond the moon, whether manned or unmanned, will require... more
Commercial lunar lander companies update mission plans  SPACE NEWS · 4 weeks
Days after Astrobotic announced its selection of United Launch Alliance to launch its first lunar lander, Japanese lunar lander company ispace says... more
Jupiter mission takes first images of destination from Earth  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
As part of preparations for the launch of ESA's Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer, its navigation camera has been given a unique test: imaging its destination from Earth. more
Jupiter mission takes first images of destination – from Earth!  ESA · 4 weeks
As part of preparations for the launch of ESA’s Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer, its navigation camera... more
Seeking innovative ideas for exploring lunar caves  ESA · 4 weeks
How would you design a system to detect, map and explore caves on the Moon? Our latest hunt for ideas is seeking novel initiatives... more
Origin of massive methane reservoir identified  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
New research from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) published Aug. 19, 2019, in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science provides evidence of the formation and abundance of abiotic methane—methane formed by chemical reactions that... more
Origin of massive methane reservoir identified  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
New research provides evidence of the formation and abundance of abiotic methane -- methane formed by chemical reactions that don't involve organic matter -- on Earth and shows how the gases could have a similar origin... more
Thomas Pesquet on a new underwater lunar adventure  ESA · 4 weeks
Over the next two weeks ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet, NASA astronaut Drew Feustel and Japanese astronaut Norishige Kanai will take... more
Enabling longer space missions  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing has reignited interest in space travel. However, almost any mission beyond the moon, whether manned or unmanned, will require the spacecraft to remain fully operational for at least several years. The... more
Space station's data rate increase supports future exploration  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
NASA recently doubled the rate at which data from the International Space Station returns to Earth, paving the way for similar future upgrades on Gateway, NASA's upcoming outpost in lunar orbit, and... more
India's Moon probe enters lunar orbit  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
India's Chandrayaan 2 spacecraft entered lunar orbit on Tuesday, executing one of the trickiest manoeuvres on its historic mission to the Moon. more
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