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2013-12-19 08:20:44

Galaxy Imaging with Lunar Ultraviolet Telescope To Be First USA-Based Activity On Lunar Surface Since 1972 Apollo 17 KAMUELA, Hawaii, Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- International Lunar Observatory Association is participating in the Chang'e-3 Moon lander mission. This great feat of engineering is the first Moon landing in almost 40 years, and could very well, with a rising tide of interest and imperative for lunar development, mark the beginning of permanent operations on the Moon....

2013-12-04 00:20:13

Moon Express Commercial Lunar Mission Creates Global "Citizen Science" Collaboration Opportunity for the International Lunar Observatory Association SILICON VALLEY, Calif., Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Lunar Observatory Association (ILOA), a 501(c)3 organization based in Hawaii and led by American businessman and educator Steve Durst, is sending the first private telescope to the lunar surface in 2015 with Moon Express, Inc., a U.S. commercial lunar company based in...

2013-12-01 16:20:07

Moon Express Commercial Lunar Mission Creates Scientific Collaboration Opportunity between International Lunar Observatory Association and China on Chang'e-3 Mission SILICON VALLEY, Calif., Dec. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Moon Express, a U.S. commercial lunar enterprise, is enabling scientific collaboration between the International Lunar Observatory Association (ILOA) and China's Chang'e-3 Moon mission successfully launched today from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan...

Moon Express Mission To Moon's South Pole
2013-07-19 16:04:13

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The International Lunar Observatory Association (ILOA) and Moon Express have just announced not only the first private enterprise mission to the Moon but also the first mission to the Moon's South Pole. The mission will be exploring the Moon's South Pole for mineral resources and water. Lunar probes have provided evidence of mineral and volatile deposits in the Moon's southern polar region where energy and resources may be...

2013-07-18 20:20:20

The ILO and ILO-X lunar telescopes delivered by a Moon Express lander will pioneer a new frontier and open a new era of global space research and citizen science with access for educators and the general public to innovative space observation & communication technology on the Moon. KAMUELA, Hawaii and SILICON VALLEY, July 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The world's first mission to the South Pole of the Moon was announced today by the International Lunar Observatory Association (ILOA) and...

Moon Express Announces Private Lunar Mission
2013-05-29 11:44:00

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Silicon Valley-based Moon Express has announced plans to send its International Lunar Observatory precursor (ILO-X) to the lunar surface by 2015 and make its observations publicly available through the Internet. "It's citizen science on the moon and it's really a new model of public participation," said Moon Express CEO Bob Richards. "This will be a small, but very high-performance telescope on the moon that the public and scientists...

2013-05-28 16:20:28

The ILO-X lunar telescope will pioneer a new era of global space research and citizen science with access for educators and the general public to innovative space observation & communication technology on the Moon VANCOUVER, British Columbia and SILICON VALLEY, Calif., May 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Lunar Observatory Association (ILOA), based in Hawai`i and led by American businessman and educator Steve Durst, today unveiled flight test hardware for the first...

2012-09-07 02:20:12

KAMUELA, Hawaii, Sept. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Lunar Observatory Association signs historic MOU with NAOC - National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences. In the first such USA / China collaboration, the parties agree to establish a cooperative program to conduct Galaxy, Astronomical Imaging for Global 21st Century Education using the Lunar Telescope of China's Chang'e-3 Moon Lander (scheduled for launch in 2013). With an exchange in kind, NAOC will...

2011-12-20 15:59:00

WAIMEA, Hawai'i, Dec. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Lunar Observatory Association (ILOA), led by American businessman / educator Steve Durst, plans to place an astronomical observatory on the Moon by 2014 that will capture never before seen images of the Galaxy, Stars, Moon and Earth. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111220/SF25939) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110723/SF40417LOGO) On December 18th-20th, a Global Demonstration of the International Lunar...