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The 4th International Workshop on Lunar and Planetary Compact and Cryogenic Science and Technology Applications (LSA 4) will be held April 8-11, 2014 at the Courtyard by Marriott in Cocoa Beach,
China’s lunar landing on Saturday is not just a big step for the Chinese space agency; it also offers opportunities for NASA to gather even more data about our moon.
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’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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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