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  • Lunar South Pole
    Russia plans to land Luna 25 probe on the moon's south pole by 2024
    While Russian ambitions to land a cosmonaut on the moon by 2030 has become beset by lack of money, the country that lost the Apollo moon race in the 1960s is still attempting to turn its focus to Earth’s nearest neighbor in the 21st Century....
  • Blood moon prophecies
    Blood moon prophecies: Christian fundamentalists predict world will end in Sept.
    Is the blood moon a herald of the end days? The upcoming blood moon has once again ramped up speculation among certain Christian fundamentalist groups, armchair prophets and Jewish mystics that the forthcoming astrological moon event is connected...
  • Moon and Earth, dark sides as photographed by NASA
    Now you can memorialize your deceased loved ones on the moon
    It is now possible for humans to go straight to the moon, but there are some catches. While it will probably be possible for humans to live on the moon within the next 30-40 years, the first moon inhabitants will be sent there by way of burial...
  • Astronaut Buzz Aldrin reveals new moon landing information
    New insight by astronaut Buzz Aldrin provided 46 years after 1969 moon landing
    Over 46 years ago earth celebrated one of the most historical milestones in history as United States astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin explored the moon for 21 hours. Many Baby Boomers and space enthusiasts today recall Armstrong’s...
  • Buzz Aldrin expense report
    Buzz Aldrin spent $33 to go to the Moon
    How much would you pay to be the second man to set foot on the moon? A million dollars? A billion? A bazillion?! Well, if you’re Buzz Aldrin, you would have only paid $33 and some change. That’s what the forms he filed claiming...
  • Mars moon Phobos
    NASA leans toward going to Phobos before going to Mars
    According to a Friday story in NASASpaceflight.com, NASA is started to lean toward a precursor mission to Mars orbit and the moon Phobos in advance of a Mars surface expedition in the 2030s. In the meantime, the Asteroid Redirect Mission is...
  • 'Moonstruck' is very funny
    'Moonstruck' is very funny
    While some stories share views of their characters over time, others tell their stories by giving the audience quick but intense snapshots, restricting the action to a very small amount of time. Yesterday, this column reviewed "Rachel Getting...
  • The moon rises above Glastonbury Tor
    Is NASA planning to 'terraform' part of the moon? Not quite
    A Tuesday story in Popular Science suggested that NASA is mulling a plan to “terraform” part of the moon. The term is more than a little misleading, as it implies making a portion of the moon livable for humans. The actual plan, being...
  • Moon lit night
    Greater Philadelphia: Four for your moonlit summer nights
    Summery breezes, under a shimmering moon, are made extraordinarily fun at these four spots. For those of you naturally nocturnal, or especially so in the summer when nightfall arrives at its latest hour, these single night and full summer events...
  • Moon from Apollo 12
    Audi partners with Part Time Scientists to land a rover on the moon
    According to a Friday story in Engadget, Part Time Scientists, the German team that is going after the Google Lunar X Prize, has formed a partnership with the Audi AG to build the final version of the rover that it proposes to land on the lunar...
  • Simply: Moon
    Permanent moon cloud studied
    The moon is engulfed in a permanent but lopsided dust cloud that increases in density when annual events like the Geminids spew shooting stars, according to a new study led by University of Colorado Boulder.The cloud is made up primarily of tiny...
  • Buzz Aldrin on the Moon
    MIT engineers are working on a 'lunar tent' for future moonwalkers
    When the Apollo astronauts were making history by exploring the moon, their range was limited by how far they could walk or, during the last three missions, how far their lunar rover could go before they had to go back to the lunar module to sleep...
  • June 2015 sky charts
    Stargazing events of interest for June 2015
    June is named after Roman goddess Juno, wife of Jupiter. Juno is known as a protector and special counselor of the state. She is associated with the Greek goddess Hera. June is the sixth month of the year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars...
  • The House passes the Space Act covering commercial space mining
    The House passes the Space Act covering commercial space mining
    The Washington Post noted on Friday that the House has passed the Space Act, a bill that sets out the regulatory regime for commercial space mining activities. Congress has dealt with this matter before, ever since the Challenger accident alerted...
  • foot print on the moon
    India ends Russian space partnership and will land on the moon alone
    The Russian space program has been beset with a number of accidents and delays, calling into question its long term viability. That fact seems to have been a factor in India’s decision to pull out of a partnership with Russia for a mission...
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