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Lunar Lander Thrusters Go Through Testing
2012-03-06 05:04:43

[ Watch the Video ] Europe´s ambition of touching down at the Moon´s south pole by 2018 has been boosted by recent test firings of the craft´s thrusters. The robot lander will prove new techniques for sending humans to the Moon and assess lunar hazards. With no atmosphere on the Moon, Lunar Lander cannot rely on parachutes to slow its descent. Instead, the craft will need to fire its engines in a rather unconventional way. One of these thrusters was recently put...

Xombie Rocket's First Free-Flight Test Successful
2012-02-16 11:53:51

[ Watch the Video ] Draper Laboratory has performed its first free-flight test of Masten Space Systems' "Xombie" rocket using the Guidance Embedded Navigator Integration Environment System (GENIE), reports the Associated Press The rocket is being developed for a NASA program to help explore vertical landing systems for solar system exploration. The Xombie suborbital rocket hovered about 164 feet off the ground, and safely landed back onto the platform. Draper said the testing...

The New Moon Race
2012-02-13 06:02:57

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com On October 4, 1957, the Soviet Union changed the night sky, and struck a chord in the competitive hearts of Americans as they launched Sputnik 1 into space. The satellite launch became a monumental moment for the history of space exploration, but at the time was seen almost as a threat by the American people during a time the Soviet Union and U.S. were in the midst of the Cold War. That ambition to explore and create may have been mostly driven by rivalry...

Lunar Probes To Reach Destination Over The Weekend
2011-12-27 05:31:49

Two spacecraft set to study the moon will enter our celestial neighbor's orbit over New Year's weekend. NASA's twin lunar Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) probes have been independently traveling to their destination since launching in September and will arrive 24 hours apart from each other. The paths of the spacecrafts are right on target, making it unnecessary for engineers to move them into position. "Both spacecraft have performed essentially flawlessly since...

2011-11-29 12:00:00

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Moon Express, a Google Lunar X PRIZE contender, announced today that it has selected Autodesk design software to develop commercial lander and robotic systems for lunar exploration. (Logo: <font size="2" face="Arial">http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110723/SF40417LOGO</font>) Taking the main stage before more than 8,000 attendees at Autodesk University 2011, Edwin "EJ" Sabathia of the "Moon Express Robotics Lab for Innovation"...

NASA Invites Students To Name Moon-Bound Spacecraft
2011-10-04 04:26:07

NASA has a class assignment for U.S. students: help the agency give the twin spacecraft headed to orbit around the moon new names. The naming contest is open to students in kindergarten through 12th grade at schools in the United States. Entries must be submitted by teachers using an online entry form. Length of submissions can range from a short paragraph to a 500-word essay. The entry deadline is Nov. 11. NASA's solar-powered Gravity Recovery And Interior Laboratory (GRAIL)-A and...

2011-10-03 14:34:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has a class assignment for U.S. students: help the agency give the twin spacecraft headed to orbit around the moon new names. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The naming contest is open to students in kindergarten through 12th grade at schools in the United States. Entries must be submitted by teachers using an online entry form. Length of submissions can range from a short paragraph to a 500-word...

Astronomy Team Looking For Lost 'Snoopy' Module From Apollo 10
2011-09-29 11:38:08

A team of amateur astronomers have teamed up with scientists at the University of Glamorgan to search for a Lunar Module known as "Snoopy" sent off during Apollo 10 in May 1969. Snoopy was sent off in an orbit around the Sun, and it is still traveling through space somewhere. The Faulkes Telescope team is working with other astronomers and schools to try and find Snoopy. “The whole history of Apollo is remarkable and include some of the most inspiring scientific and explorative...

Image 1 - The Mystery Of The Missing Moon
2011-09-08 06:52:06

  As early as Sept. 8th, NASA's GRAIL mission will blast off to uncover some of the mysteries beneath the surface of the Moon. That cratered gray exterior hides some tantalizing things — even, perhaps, a long-lost companion. If a paper published recently in the journal Nature* is right, two moons once graced our night skies. The proposition has not been proven, but has drawn widespread attention. "It's an intriguing idea," says David Smith, GRAIL's deputy principal...

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...


Latest Moon landing Reference Libraries

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2010-11-17 15:43:04

John Young was a NASA astronaut and engineer. He was born as John Watts Young on September 24, 1930 in San Francisco, California but was raised in Orlando, Florida. After high school, Young went to the Georgia Institute of Technology and graduated in 1952 with a Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical engineering. After his graduation, he entered the United States Navy and served as a Fire Control Officer on the USS Laws. He also completed a tour in the Korean Seas. About ten years...

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2010-10-29 20:07:02

David Scott was a NASA astronaut who was the seventh person to walk on the Moon and the first person to drive on the Moon. He was born David Randolph Scott on June 6, 1932 on Randolph Air Force Base near San Antonio, Texas. As a child, he was active in the Boy Scouts of America and graduated from The Western High School in Washington, D.C. in June 1949, as an honor student and a record setting swimmer. After his first year of college, he received an invitation to attend West Point where he...

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