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NASA Goddard Creates CGI Moon Kit as a Form of Visual Storytelling

September 7, 2019

A new NASA out-of-this-world animation allows humanity to experience their closest galactic neighbor as never before through an…
NASA Science Experiments to be Delivered to Moon by Commercial Landers

September 6, 2019

After sitting in a vacuum chamber for 15 years, a gas-sniffing instrument will finally get its chance to…
Moon Glows Brighter Than Sun in Images From NASA’s Fermi

August 16, 2019

If our eyes could see high-energy radiation called gamma rays, the Moon would appear brighter than the Sun!…
Space Samples Link NASA’s Apollo 11 and Mars 2020

August 14, 2019

On July 24, 1969, Apollo 11 command module Columbia splashed down in the Pacific, fulfilling President Kennedy’s goal…
The Moon and Mercury May Have Thick Ice Deposits

August 3, 2019

Earth’s Moon and Mercury, the closest planet to the Sun, may contain significantly more water ice than previously…
What is Artemis?

July 26, 2019

NASA is committed to landing American astronauts, including the first woman and the next man, on the Moon…
Astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. moves toward a position to deploy two components of the Early Apollo Scientific Experiments Package (EASEP) on the surface of the Moon during the Apollo 11 extravehicular activity. The Passive Seismic Experiments Package (PSEP) is in his left hand; and in his right hand is the Laser Ranging Retro-Reflector (LR3). Astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, commander, took this photograph with a 70mm lunar surface camera. Credit: NASA
The Apollo Experiment That Keeps on Giving

July 25, 2019

Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins departed from the Moon 50 years ago, but one of the…
Inside Dark, Polar Moon Craters, Water Not as Invincible as Expected, Scientists Argue

July 25, 2019

The Moon’s south pole region is home to some of the most extreme environments in the solar system:…
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera Simulates View from Lunar Module

July 17, 2019

The only visual record of the historic Apollo 11 landing is from a 16mm time-lapse (6 frames per second)…
NASA Reflects on Legacy of LRO as Moon-Orbiting Mission Reaches 10-Year Anniversary

June 19, 2019

5:32 p.m. Eastern Time on June 18, 2019, marks 10 years since the launch of the Lunar Reconnaissance…
50 Years Ago: One Month til Apollo 11 Liftoff

June 18, 2019

The achievement of President John F. Kennedy’s goal of landing a man on the Moon and returning him…
NASA Scientists Find Sun’s History Buried in Moon’s Crust

June 18, 2019

The Sun is why we’re here. It’s also why Martians or Venusians are not. When the Sun was…
NASA Awards $106 Million to US Small Businesses for Technology Development

May 15, 2019

Managing pilotless aircraft and solar panels that could help humans live on the Moon and Mars are among…
Shrinking Moon May Be Generating Moonquakes

May 14, 2019

The Moon is shrinking as its interior cools, getting more than about 150 feet (50 meters) skinnier over…
Meteoroid Strikes Eject Precious Water From Moon

April 17, 2019

Researchers from NASA and the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland, report that streams of…
The Moon. Image credit: NASA
Moon’s South Pole in NASA’s Landing Sites

April 16, 2019

NASA is working right now to send American astronauts to the surface of the Moon in five years,…
Diving into untouched lunar treasures

March 29, 2019

Nearly 50 years ago, some very special materials were transported from outer space to Earth — unopened lunar…
NASA Selects Teams to Study Untouched Moon Samples

March 12, 2019

NASA has selected nine teams to continue the science legacy of the Apollo missions by studying pieces of…
NASA’s LRO Sheds Light on Lunar Water Movement

March 9, 2019

Scientists, using an instrument aboard NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), have observed water molecules moving around the dayside…
NASA Mission Reveals Origins of Moon’s ‘Sunburn’

February 28, 2019

Every object, planet or person traveling through space has to contend with the Sun’s damaging radiation — and…
NASA is Aboard First Private Moon Landing Attempt

February 22, 2019

The last screw is tightened and a private Moon lander is packed in the fairing atop a SpaceX…
Artist’s concept of a human landing system and its crew on the lunar surface with Earth near the horizon. Credits: NASA
NASA Seeks US Partners to Develop Reusable Systems to Land Astronauts on Moon

February 8, 2019

As the next major step to return astronauts to the Moon under Space Policy Directive-1, NASA announced plans…
Where is Earth’s submoon?

January 24, 2019

“Can moons have moons?” This simple question—asked by the four-year old son of Carnegie’s Juna Kollmeier—started it all.…
Earth and Moon pummelled by more asteroids since the age of the dinosaurs began

January 21, 2019

The number of asteroids colliding with the Earth and Moon has increased by up to three times over…
NASA’s Campaign to Return to the Moon with Global Partners

January 21, 2019

The Moon is a fundamental part of Earth’s past and future – an off-world location that may hold…
NASA’s Moon Data Sheds Light on Earth’s Asteroid Impact History

January 18, 2019

By looking at the Moon, the most complete and accessible chronicle of the asteroid collisions that carved our…
A Bold Step: Apollo 8 Sends First Human Flight Beyond Earth

December 20, 2018

“Apollo 8. You are Go for TLI.” With these cryptic words spoken on Dec. 21, 1968, NASA’s Mission…
50 Years Ago, Apollo 8 Preparations at L-8 Weeks

October 27, 2018

As Apollo 7 completed its highly successful engineering test mission, preparations intensified for the next flight, Apollo 8,…
Moon to reveal secrets of the infant Universe

October 17, 2018

The Moon may be the key to unlocking how the first stars and galaxies shaped the early Universe.…
NASA Helps Bring Story of Historic Moon Landing, Neil Armstrong to Younger Generations

October 15, 2018

The first steps on the Moon – fueled by a national will to excel – marked a turning…
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