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Copernicus crater
2013-04-03 04:40:58

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Large impacts on the Moon produce unimaginable amounts of energy; however, they may not wipe the mineralogical slate clean. New research, led by Brown University geoscientists, has discovered a rock body with a distinct mineralogy snaking 18 miles across the floor of Copernicus crater — a 60-mile-wide feature on the Moon's near side. Mineralogical signatures of rock present before the impact that created the crater appear to...

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Detects Hydrogen, Mercury From Twin GRAIL Impacts
2013-03-27 12:00:36

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Using instruments on board the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), NASA officials were able to detect mercury and hydrogen in the gas plumes that arose following the impact of the twin Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) spacecraft last December, the US space agency announced on Tuesday. The LRO´s Lyman Alpha Mapping Project (LAMP) also measured the time evolution of those gases as they rapidly expanded into the...

SpaceX Completes Second Successful Resupply Mission As Dragon Splashes Down In Pacific
2013-03-26 13:04:43

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Dragon completed another successful resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) on Tuesday. SpaceX's resupply spacecraft took off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on March 1 atop the Falcon 9 rocket. A few hours into flight SpaceX announced its Dragon capsule was having difficulty with its thruster pods, causing Dragon to delay its arrival to the orbiting lab. Two days later, Dragon was captured...

Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos Recovers Apollo-Era F-1 Engines From Atlantic Ocean
2013-03-21 09:22:10

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos last year announced that he would send a team of explorers to hunt out and recover F-1 engines from the historic Apollo 11 moon launch. Just yesterday (Mar 20), Bezos made a new announcement that the team had recovered several engine parts from the bottom of the Atlantic off the coast of Cape Canaveral, yet it is too early to tell if the F-1 engine parts are from the famed Apollo 11 mission. The...

NASA Lunar Orbiter Captures Stunning Images Of Twin GRAIL Impacts
2013-03-21 07:24:08

WATCH VIDEO: [LAMP Observes GRAIL Impact] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After spending nearly a year in lunar orbit studying the moon´s interior, two NASA spacecraft, known as GRAIL A (Ebb) and GRAIL B (Flow), were ordered to embark on a final mission that would hopefully give scientists one last bit of data about the moon´s composition. The twin spacecraft, which were launched in September 2011 and arrived in lunar orbit in late December 2011 and...

Lunarcy Documentary Full Of Lunar Dreams
2013-03-15 22:48:20

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The concept of a trip to the moon is becoming more of a reality over the years recently, and some lunar colony enthusiasts are actively trying to do whatever they can to speed up the process. This is the subject matter of the very entertaining, and a little quirky, documentary "Lunarcy!" Christopher Carson is one of the stars of the show, complete with massive "chop" sideburns and a mustache that is on its way to rivaling Ron...

First Laser Communication System Integrated By NASA, Ready for Launch
2013-03-15 12:25:20

NASA A new NASA-developed, laser-based space communication system will enable higher rates of satellite communications similar in capability to high-speed fiber optic networks on Earth. The space terminal for the Lunar Laser Communication Demonstration (LLCD), NASA's first high-data-rate laser communication system, was recently integrated onto the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft at NASA's Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif. LLCD will demonstrate...

SpaceX's Grasshopper Still Making Big Leaps
2013-03-11 20:25:56

[ Watch the Video: Grasshopper Reaching New Heights ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online SpaceX, one of the best-known commercial space companies in the industry, is continuing to make strides with its new vertical space vehicle, Grasshopper. The company's Grasshopper spacecraft is a vertical takeoff and landing (VTVL) vehicle meant to be reused so it can help dramatically reduce cost. Engineers have been testing the launch vehicle by performing "leaps," which...

2013-03-11 20:20:13

HOUSTON, March 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA researchers and other scientists will present scientific results and contributions from current and past Mars and moon missions during the 44th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference March 18-22. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The conference will take place at the Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center at 1601 Lake Robbins Drive in The Woodlands, Texas, near Houston. Presentations will...

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk Talks Rockets, Dragon And Mars At SXSW
2013-03-10 09:03:01

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The future of the US space program depends upon the development and use of booster rockets that can be used more than once, SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk told attendees of the annual South by Southwest Interactive (SXSW) event on Saturday (Mar 9). Musk, a keynote speaker at the Austin, Texas event, demonstrated his company´s first foray into such a rocket by showing a video of their experimental Grasshopper booster. The...


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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