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Russia and China may cooperate in a lunar exploration program that would culminate with a manned moon mission within less than two decades, the Interfax news agency quoted a Russian space official as saying Monday.
ESAâ€™s SMART-1 mission in orbit around the Moon has had its scientific lifetime extended by ingenious use of its solar-electric propulsion system (or â€˜ion engineâ€™).
An advisory panel recommended that Japan build a new launch pad for its space program overseas because its current one is restricted by local fishing concerns, a report said Wednesday.
BEIJING (Reuters) - China plans to launch its first unmanned lunar flight by 2007 in a three-phase mission that aims to bring back rock samples, state media said on Tuesday.
China plans to launch its first unmanned lunar flight by 2007 in a three-phase mission that aims to bring back rock samples, state media said on Tuesday.
Thanks to measurements by the D-CIXS X-ray spectrometer, ESAâ€™s SMART-1 spacecraft has made the first ever unambiguous remote-sensing detection of calcium on the Moon.
According to NASA's Vision for Space Exploration, astronauts will return to the Moon as early as 2015. This is a key step en route to Mars and beyond. On the Moon, astronauts can learn how to live on an alien world before attempting longer voyages to other planets. However, our current maps of the Moon are not very precise.
Japan's space agency said Wednesday it plans to launch a satellite carrying X-ray telescopes into Earth's orbit as early as next month to study black holes and far-flung galaxies.
Japan's space agency mapped out a new, ambitious plan for manned flights to the moon by 2025 as a first step to explore the solar system's farflung planets, but said decisions about whether it would go it alone or collaborate with other nations won't be made for another decade.
"Walking on the moon" is a song evoking one of mankind's earliest dreams. In July 1969 it became reality when, stepping out of his Lunar Module, Neil Armstrong pronounced the now historic words: 'One small step for man but a giant leap for mankind.'
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