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China First Lunar Rover December Launchc
2013-11-26 10:27:46

According to a report from China’s state-run media agency Xinhua, the world’s most populous nation will launch a rocket in early December carrying its first lunar rover.

NASA Orbiter To Begin Collecting Atmospheric Data After Lunar Arrival
2013-11-22 10:05:42

NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) successfully entered orbit around the moon’s equator earlier this week and is now set to begin collecting atmospheric data, the US space agency has announced.

Apollo Data On Lunar Dust
2013-11-21 04:12:52

n 1969, Neil Armstrong took man's first otherworldly steps onto the lunar surface. He had no idea what a nuisance the soil beneath his feet would prove to be at the time. Scratchy lunar dust clung to everything it touched.

SpaceX Hits Safety Milestone For NASA Joint Venture
2013-11-15 17:46:06

Officials from NASA and Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) announced the successful safety review of the Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket that are slated to launch humans into low-Earth orbit later this decade.

NASA Looks To Private Partners For Future Exploration
2013-11-13 13:59:13

According to a report released by the space agency on Tuesday, companies want to partner with NASA on future space endeavors, but will want property rights in exchange.

LADEE Laser Advancing Space Communications
2013-11-04 18:16:41

NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer orbiter is working with the European Space Agency’s ground station on the island of Tenerife to deliver data like never before about the Moon.

SpaceX Completes Review Of 2014 Commercial Crew Abort Test
2013-10-25 07:00:17

In preparation for a summer 2014 test, NASA partner Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) recently laid out its plan to demonstrate the Dragon spacecraft's ability to carry astronauts to safety in the event of an in-flight emergency.


Latest Exploration of the Moon Reference Libraries

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2010-10-29 20:38:34

Jack Swigert was a NASA astronaut and one of only 24 people to have flown to the Moon. He was born as John Leonard 'Jack' Swigert, Jr. on August 30, 1931 in Denver, Colorado. He attended the Blessed Sacrament School, Regis Jesuit High School, and East High School to complete his primary education. He then went to the University of Colorado at Boulder and played varsity football. He received a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering, and then went on to earn a master of science...

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