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2009-04-09 07:30:00

The flight computer onboard the Lunar Excursion Module, which landed on the Moon during the Apollo program, had a whopping 4 kilobytes of RAM and a 74 KB "hard drive." In places, the craft's outer skin was as thin as two sheets of aluminum foil.

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2009-01-13 11:20:00

Dwellings in colonies on the moon one day may be built with new, highly durable bricks developed by students from the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech.

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2009-01-08 10:30:00

Sledgehammer-toting scientists are "bustin' rocks" to make the finest possible simulated lunar regolith (a.k.a. fake moondust) in support of NASA's return to the Moon.

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2008-11-13 15:55:11

NASA has concluded nearly two weeks of testing equipment and lunar rover concepts on Hawaii's volcanic soil.

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2008-10-14 13:35:00

The cool, rocky slopes of Mauna Kea will serve as a stand-in for the moon as researchers from Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute, NASA and other organizations test a robot designed for lunar prospecting.

2008-10-03 18:00:24

GILLA INC. (OTCBB: GLLA) ("Gilla"), has entered into a definitive agreement effective October 3, 2008 to acquire all the shares of Terra Merchant Resources Corporation ("Terra"), a private company incorporated in Ontario, Canada.

2008-10-01 09:00:31

TORONTO, CANADA--(Marketwire - Oct. 1, 2008) - Shoreham Resources Ltd.

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2008-09-30 13:43:10

A new NASA contest challenges college-level students to design tools or instrument packages that could be used on the next generation of human-driven moon rovers.

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2008-09-28 09:15:00

Houston meeting highlights Phoenix's probe and the challenges of working on the surface of Mars.

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2008-08-11 13:50:00

There are places on the Moon where the sun hasn't shined for millions of years. Dark polar craters too deep for sunlight to penetrate are luna incognita, the realm of the unknown, and in their inky depths, researchers believe, may lie a treasure of great value.


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The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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