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NASA Missing Hundreds Of Moon Rocks
2011-12-09 12:07:29

An audit of NASA has turned up evidence that hundreds of moon rocks and other space matter are apparently missing, many of which have been loaned out by the space agency. NASA Inspector General Paul Martin on Thursday issued a report stating that more than 500 pieces of moon rocks, meteorites, and other debris from space were either stolen or have been missing since 1970. That includes 218 moon samples that were stolen and later returned and about two dozen moon rocks and pieces of moon...

Apollo Moon Rock On Public Display At Arizona State University
2011-11-04 03:19:12

A lunar sample from a rock that once sat on the surface of the moon will be on public display at Arizona State University (ASU) in Tempe, AZ beginning November 5, 2011. The golf ball-sized moon rock, on a long-term loan to ASU from NASA, will be on display in the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) Visitor Gallery on ASU´s Tempe campus. Weighing 77 grams, or about 2.7 ounces, the lunar sample comes from a larger moon rock that was collected by Apollo 15 astronauts. The...

Astronauts Could Lose Sight During Long Space Trips
2011-09-22 08:26:52

  NASA is looking into a possible eye condition that could blind astronauts if they were to undertake a multiyear mission to the Red Planet, reports the Los Angeles Times (LA Times). The space agency discovered that some astronauts who have been living aboard the International Space Station for many months at a time have developed the vision problem, concerning them that future missions to Mars and beyond could blind their astronauts. Research by the American Academy of...

2011-09-01 07:05:00

RR Auction, an Amherst, NH-based company, is offering a treasure trove of more than 800 unique and amazing historical objects in a Space and Aviation Artifacts auction this September 15-22. Amherst, NH (PRWEB) September 01, 2011 The uncertain future of the NASA space program may mark the end of the greatest era of innovation and exploration that the country has known. Until we choose again to reach for the stars, most will need to settle for the next best thingâ”to...

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2011-06-24 13:25:00

NASA has recovered moon dust that was stolen from the space agency after the 1969 Apollo 11 mission just before it was about to be sold at auction. Officials said the dust was smuggled out of NASA by a staff photographer who gathered it from a camera the astronauts used on the lunar surface. NASA investigators discovered the dust at a St. Louis auction house this month. It is illegal in the U.S. to possess moon rocks or moon dust. "It wasn't much to look at, but I will never be that close...

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2011-05-23 05:50:00

A California woman is being questioned about her claims that she had a sample from the lunar surface for sale, BBC News reports. "It's possible this is a moon rock, but it has to be tested first," said Gail Robinson, deputy inspector general at NASA. The woman, who has not been identified, was taken into custody on Thursday morning as part of an undercover sting conducted by NASA investigators and aided by local police. She was not arrested, Robinson said. In an investigation several months...

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2011-03-14 07:16:50

Dr. James Garvin, chief scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, answers your questions about the 'supermoon' phenomenon. Question: What is the definition of a supermoon and why is it called that? 'Supermoon' is a situation when the moon is slightly closer to Earth in its orbit than on average, and this effect is most noticeable when it occurs at the same time as a full moon. So, the moon may seem bigger although the difference in its distance from Earth is only a few percent at such...

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2009-10-23 06:25:00

A special independent panel is encouraging the White House to reconsider plans for having NASA send astronauts back for another walk on the moon. On Thursday, the panel's chairman stated that NASA has picked the wrong destination with the wrong rocket. Ares, the test-flight version of the new rocket, is sitting and waiting for this month's lift-off on a launch pad at Cape Canaveral. The panel members said NASA should start focusing on larger rockets, The Associated Press reported. Chairman...

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2009-08-12 09:10:00

Germany is making plans for its unmanned lunar mission which will begin around 2015, a senior German government official said on Wednesday. Economy Ministry State Secretary Peter Hintze said it would be possible to have a German moon landing "within the next decade, around 2015," in an interview with ZDF television. He also encouraged cooperation with other European countries and the United States. The venture is expected to rack up $2.12 billion over five years and could encourage the...


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