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Latest Luna programme Stories

chinese moon
2015-03-14 09:11:05

A radar sounder aboard China’s Yutu lunar lander has detected evidence of at least nine distinct layers of subsurface rock, indicating the moon is more complex than previously believed.

2015-03-13 23:04:12

"To the Moon, Alice, to the Moon!" - fans of the Honeymooners TV show remember those words whenever Ralph Kramden got irked at his wife Alice.

Google Lunar Xprize
2015-02-24 12:30:53

Two rival teams competing for a share of $30 million in the Google Lunar XPrize competition are calling a temporary truce and joining forces to share a rocket ride to the moon next year.

lunar footprint
2014-12-18 10:09:55

What kind of lunar "footprint" would you leave?

2014-12-11 12:20:59

Program to Send Mementos to the Moon PITTSBURGH, Dec. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In time for the holiday and gift giving season, Astrobotic Technology Inc.

lunar mission one
2014-11-20 05:03:16

On Tuesday, a team of UK scientists and engineers announced the start of a crowd-funded campaign designed to fund an expedition to the Moon called Lunar Mission One.

moon
2014-11-03 04:35:40

An unmanned Chinese orbiter known as the “Little Flyer” returned to Earth this past weekend after successfully circumnavigating the Moon, becoming the first spacecraft in nearly four decades to make the journey to the planet’s natural satellite and back.

china moon
2014-10-25 04:45:42

On Friday, China launched its first mission intended to travel to the Moon and return intact. While the current mission is unmanned, it does set the stage for the Asian country to put a man on the Moon in the near future.

moon outline
2014-10-02 04:53:01

Analysis of a massive rectangular feature buried just below the lunar surface by NASA’s GRAIL spacecraft has revealed that the giant basin on the moon’s near side was likely created by ancient lava flows and not a massive asteroid collision.