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China Lander Has Lunar Touchdown, First Landing In Nearly 40 Years
2013-12-14 19:32:30

China has announced it has successfully soft-landed its Chang'e-3 lunar rover on the surface of the moon. It is the first time the Asian country has landed on an alien world and only the third country to have a presence on the lunar surface.

China Suffers Huge Setback With Satellite Launch Failure
2013-12-09 14:11:33

China’s space program was dealt another setback on Monday when it lost a $250 million Earth observation satellite just days after successfully launching its first lunar rover.

MOON EXPRESS, INC. SPACECRAFT
2013-12-06 11:03:21

The privately-held company Moon Express has revealed the small exploratory craft it has scheduled to land on the Moon by 2015, which would mark the first American landing on the lunar surface since 1972.

2013-12-02 23:25:10

Following the launch of Chang’e-3 lunar probe, the Camera Pointing System jointly developed by researchers of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and China Academy of Space Technology is now

China's Lunar Mission Lifts Off
2013-12-02 04:19:28

China’s first lunar rover mission is underway, as the rocket carrying the six-wheeled robot known as Yutu lifted-off from Xichang at 01:30 Monday morning local time, various media outlets have reported.

Japanese Firm Wants To Build 'Solar Belt' Around Moon's Equator
2013-11-29 14:30:57

A Japanese civil engineering and construction firm says it wants to construct a massive "solar belt" around the equator of the moon that would act as a giant solar panel.

NASA Project Looks To Grow Turnips And Basil On The Moon
2013-11-29 13:09:16

NASA is planning to take its exploration of the moon to a new level by sowing the first seeds on the lunar surface by 2015. The space agency said it plans to develop a very simple sealed growth chamber that can support germination over a five to 10 day period in a spacecraft on the moon.

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 Lunar Explorer Now In Orbit Around The Moon
2013-10-10 04:07:32

NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) probe successfully achieved orbit around the moon on Sunday, officials from the US space agency confirmed earlier this week.

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera Continues Imaging On The Moon
2013-09-25 10:32:57

Repeat imaging of anthropogenic (human-made) targets on the Moon remains a Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) priority as the LRO Extended Science Mission continues.


Word of the Day
pudic
  • Easily ashamed, having a strong sense of shame; modest; chaste.
  • Of or pertaining to the external organs of generation.
The word 'pudic' comes from French pudique, from Latin pudīcus, from pudet ("it shames"). (Wiktionary)
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