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NASA asks auction company to return its moon dust and cockroaches

NASA wants its moon dust and cockroaches back. The space agency has asked Boston-based RR Auction to halt the sale of moon dust collected during the 1969 Apollo 11 mission that had subsequently been fed to cockroaches during an experiment to determine if the lunar rock contained any sort of pathogen that posed a threat […]

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European Space Agency to stop working with Russia on moon missions

The European Space Agency announced that it will stop working with Russia on moon missions because of their attack in Ukraine. “Following the Russian aggression against Ukraine, ESA’s Director General has initiated a comprehensive review of all activities currently undertaken in cooperation with Russia and Ukraine,” a statement from the ESA said. “The objective is […]

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Rocket that is expected to crash into the Moon built by China not SpaceX, astronomers say

A rocket expected to crash into the Moon in early March was built by China, not SpaceX, as originally announced by astronomy experts. A rocket will strike the lunar surface on March 4 but, contrary to what had been announced, it was built not by Elon Musk’s company, but by Beijing, experts now say. The […]

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Out of control SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket to hit far side of the moon around March 4

A SpaceX rocket is on a collision course with the moon after spending almost seven years hurtling through space, experts say. The booster was originally launched from Florida in February 2015 as part of an interplanetary mission to send a space weather satellite on a million-mile journey. But after completing a long burn of its […]

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NASA’s Artemis moon mission delayed to 2025 due to funding shortfall and landing vehicle lawsuit

The first Nasa mission since 1972 to put humans on the Moon’s surface has been pushed back by one year to 2025. Few observers expected Nasa to make the previous 2024 date, because of a funding shortfall and a lawsuit over the landing vehicle. But the space agency’s chief Bill Nelson confirmed the delay in […]

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Ring of fire’ solar eclipse lights up the sky as the Moon partially blocks the Sun

A “ring of fire” solar eclipse appeared in the sky on Thursday as the moon partially blocked out the sun. It was visible in many parts of the Northern Hemisphere, and people around the world captured the celestial show. A solar eclipse happens when the moon crosses between the sun and the Earth, which blocks […]

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SpaceX awarded contract to build moon lander for Nasa

SpaceX was awarded a contract to build a lander that will return humans to the Moon this decade for American space agency Nasa. This vehicle will carry the next man and the first woman down to the lunar surface under the space agency’s Artemis programme. Another goal of the programme will be to land the […]

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Artemis Moon Program: NASA’s super heavy powerful rocket passes key test

Nasa carried out a successful test on part of the most powerful rocket in existence – the Space Launch System (SLS). Its engines were kept running for more than eight minutes to simulate the time that it takes the rocket to get from the ground into space. It’s the second such test for the biggest […]

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China and Russia will jointly build a lunar space station

China and Russia will jointly build a lunar space station. Roscosmos, the Russian space agency signed an agreement with China’s National Space Administration to develop research facilities on the surface of the moon, in orbit or both. A joint statement from both countries’ space agencies said it will be available for use by other nations. […]

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Asteroid the size of three football fields to ‘dangerously’ zoom past Earth in 2029

An asteroid called Apophis approximately 340-meters wide will fly between the Earth and Moon on April 13, 2029. The “close” flyby would be within 19,000 miles of Earth, according to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). It will be the closest any asteroid, that massive, will come to Earth’s proximity that scientists have known […]

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Japanese billionaire invites 8 people to join him for a free ride around the Moon

A Japanese billionaire is throwing open a private lunar expedition to eight people from around the world. Yusaku Maezawa, an online fashion tycoon, was announced in 2018 as the first man to book a spot on board the lunar spaceship being developed by SpaceX. Maezawa, who paid an undisclosed sum for the trip expected to […]

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China’s ambitious lunar mission Chang’e-5 RETURNS with Moon specimens

China’s ambitious lunar mission Chang’e-5 has returned back to Earth with a cargo of rock and soil it picked up from the surface of the Moon. The capsule carrying the materials landed in Inner Mongolia shortly after 01:30 local time on Thursday. With this successful pick-up China became the first nation retrieve samples from Earth’s […]