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2012-12-13 16:20:19

PASADENA, Calif., Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Twin lunar-orbiting NASA spacecraft that have allowed scientists to learn more about the internal structure and composition of the moon are being prepared for their controlled descent and impact on a mountain near the moon's north pole at about 2:28 p.m. PST (5:28 p.m. EST) Monday, Dec. 17. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Ebb and Flow, the Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission probes,...

Apollo 17 Moonwalk - 40 Years Later
2012-12-11 12:02:07

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Forty years ago, man stepped out onto the surface of the moon for the last time during the Apollo 17 mission. On December 11, 1972, astronauts unloaded the lunar rover for a drive around on the moon's surface, beginning the end of the final Apollo missions. Astronaut Eugene A. Cernan, commander of the mission, drove around the rover during the first extravehicular activity. A photo released by NASA of the rover shows Cernan...

Apollo 17 Launched 40 Years Ago Today
2012-12-07 12:10:28

[ Watch the Video: What Is The Moon ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Today marks the 40th anniversary when astronauts hopped onboard the Apollo 17 spacecraft and made a historic launch towards the moon. On December 7, 1972, astronauts Eugene A. Cernan and Ronald E. Evans, along with scientist-astronaut Harrison H. Schmitt took flight to begin the sixth Apollo lunar landing. Initially, the launch was delayed two hours and forty minutes due to an automatic...

Golden Spike To Send Tourists To The Moon
2012-12-06 19:01:09

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Former NASA executives are launching a private company to send people up to the moon and back for $1.5 billion. The new business is offering countries a two-person trip to the moon, whether it is for scientific research or just to get a taste of a stellar view of Earth. The last man stepped foot on the moon 40 years ago and the United States has remained the only country to accomplish that feat. Also, NASA's eyes are now set...

NASA Restoring Dust Data From Apollo Missions
2012-12-06 17:07:11

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Our modern society is typically removing dust; including dust in the air, dust on surfaces and of course dust in our electronics. While most dust is considered just something that gathers on old books and other flat surfaces, some dust is apparently worth preserving and even restoring. On Thursday NASA announced that 40 years after the last Apollo spacecraft launched and headed to the moon the scientific research from those...

Report Gives Suggestions To Enhance NASA's Future
2012-12-06 05:59:44

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new report by the National Research Council (NRC) claims that NASA cannot be expected to work toward achieving long-term priorities without a national consensus on strategic goals and objectives. The report also says there is a mismatch between the portfolio of programs and activities assigned to the space agency, and the budget allocated by Congress. NASA is also being inhibited from efficiently managing its personnel and...

2012-12-05 16:21:09

GREENBELT, Md., Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The public is invited to a free event in December to experience "Asking What Was Once Unthinkable," by Dr. Noah Petro, research scientist and team member for the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) mission at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The talk is part of the Gerald Soffen Lecture Series and will be held at the Visitor Center at NASA Goddard on...

2012-12-05 12:20:53

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Twin NASA probes orbiting the moon have generated the highest resolution gravity field map of any celestial body. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The new map, created by the Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission, is allowing scientists to learn about the moon's internal structure and composition in unprecedented detail. Data from the two washing machine-sized spacecraft also will provide a...

US Reportedly Had Plans To Blow Up The Moon
2012-11-27 11:38:48

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online There's something particularly “Le Voyage dans la lune” about this next story. According to Asian News International and the Associated Press (AP) , The United States of America had planned a mission to blow up the moon in the 1950s. The intention was, apparently, to spook the Soviet Union and have them believe that we could do much worse to them. According to these reports, this project was called “A...

Minnesota’s Apollo 11 Moon Rocks Found In National Guard Storage Unit
2012-11-27 08:17:26

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Hundreds of moon rocks that have been handed out to state governments and foreign countries through the years have gone missing, according to a NASA audit last December. Though some have been recovered, most are still missing. On a good note, another set of lunar pebbles were found this week in a government storage area in St. Paul, Minnesota. The rocks were part of the Apollo 11 lunar landing mission on July 20, 1969 in which...


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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