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Here’s Where China’s Sample Return Mission is Headed

Humanity got its first look at the other side of the Moon in 1959 when the USSR's Luna 3 probe…

1 month ago

China is Going Back to the Moon Again With Chang'e-6

On Friday, May 3rd, the sixth mission in the Chinese Lunar Exploration Program (Chang'e-6) launched from the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch…

1 month ago

China's Relay Satellite is in Lunar Orbit

On March 20th, China's Queqiao-2 ("Magpie Bridge-2") satellite launched from the Wenchang Space Launch Site LC-2 on the island of…

3 months ago

China and Russia Announce their Future Plans for the Moon, Including a Human Base

China and Russia have released a Guide that details their plans for a lunar base that will rival NASA's, and…

3 years ago

The Largest Crater on the Moon Reveals Secrets About its Early History

One of the oldest, deepest, and largest impact craters on the Moon provides a window into the history and makeup…

3 years ago

NASA Has a New Challenge to Bring Frozen Samples of the Moon Back to Earth

The NASA Lunar Deep Freeze Challenge is looking for innovative ideas on how to bring back ice samples from the…

4 years ago

Artemis Missions Should Bring Ice Home From the Moon Too

In a recent white paper, a team of scientists proposed that NASA's Artemis astronauts should also bring back samples of…

4 years ago

Lunar Landings Will Make it Harder to Study the Moon’s Ice Deposits

A new study led by researchers from the JHUAPL indicates that future missions to the Moon could contaminate the lunar…

4 years ago

NASA Chooses 10 Projects that Will Help it Live Off the Land… on the Moon

NASA has announced that it is investing in ten small business concepts that will allow astronauts to explore the Moon…

4 years ago

China Releases New Pictures From the Surface of the Moon

China's Chang'e-4 mission just released a trove of data collected by the lander and rover during its year-long exploration of…

4 years ago