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50 Years Ago We Got Our First Picture from the Moon

On this date half a century ago the Soviet Luna 9 spacecraft made humanity's first-ever soft landing on the surface of…

6 years ago

NASA Receives Significant Budget Boost for Fiscal Year 2016

NASA has just received a significant boost in the agency’s current budget after both chambers of Congress passed the $1.1…

6 years ago

Earthrise Like You’ve Never Seen It Before

It’s been 47 years since Apollo 8 captured the famous Earthrise photo. Now the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter’s version is out.…

6 years ago

You’ve Never Seen the Phases of the Moon from This Perspective: The Far Side

Sometimes, it seems to be a cosmic misfortune that we only get to view the universe from a singular vantage…

7 years ago

Obama Administration Proposes $18.5 Billion Budget for NASA – Bolden

The Obama Administration today (Feb. 2) proposed a NASA budget allocation of $18.5 Billion for the new Fiscal Year 2016,…

7 years ago

Here’s What it Looks Like When a Refrigerator Hits the Moon

Ever wonder what your refrigerator's impacting at the speed of a tank artillery shell would do to the Moon? The…

7 years ago

Earth and Mars Captured Together in One Photo from Lunar Orbit

Wow, this doesn't happen very often: Earth and Mars together in one photo. To make the image even more unique,…

7 years ago

Which Of These Moon Pictures Catches Your Eye? NASA Asks You To Pick The Best

If you're a fan of moon observation, it's lucky for you that spacecraft such as the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter exist.…

8 years ago

The Newest ‘Earthrise’ Image, Courtesy of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter

That’s Earth. That’s us. Way off in the distance as a fairly small, blue and swirly white sphere. This is…

8 years ago

Weekly Space Hangout – April 18, 2014: Another Earth, Dragon Launch, LADEE Impact

Host: Fraser Cain Guests: Casey Dreier, Brian Koberlein, Jason Major, Sondy Springmann, David Dickinson (more…)

8 years ago