Moon

May 28, 2020

Historic launch of SpaceX rocket delayed over bad weather

Next launch opportunity is Saturday at 3:22 p.m. ET SpaceX, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk’s private rocket company, was forced by foul weather to scrub a planned […]
May 14, 2020

NASA refines plans for launching Gateway and other Artemis elements

WASHINGTON — NASA is making several changes to its plans to return humans to the surface of the moon by 2024, including launching the first two […]
May 11, 2020

China’s new spacecraft—which resembles a Crew Dragon—just landed

China now has a capsule potentially capable of returning from the Moon. China’s new—and as yet unnamed—spacecraft safely returned to Earth on Friday after a three-day […]
May 9, 2020

New Chinese spacecraft landing marks step toward future crewed lunar missions

HELSINKI — A successful high-speed reentry and landing of a new Chinese spacecraft Friday marked a step toward the country sending astronauts to the moon and […]
May 8, 2020

Astronaut-led tour reveals details in ‘For All Mankind’ moon base

A real astronaut leads the tour of a fictional moon base packed with references to real-life space history in a newly-released video by Apple. Former NASA […]
April 15, 2020

Air Force eyeing technology to monitor space traffic near the moon

A team of space startups received an Air Force contract to develop a concept to collect and manage lunar intelligence. WASHINGTON — Under a U.S. Air […]
April 5, 2020

NASA report outlines vision for long-term human lunar exploration

WASHINGTON — NASA released a report April 2 outlining its long-term approach to lunar exploration that involves establishing a “base camp” at the south pole of […]
April 2, 2020

Astronaut Pee Will Help Build Bases on the Moon

In the next few decades, NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA), China, and Russia all plan to create outposts on the lunar surface that will allow […]
February 28, 2020

Possible new ‘minimoon’ discovered orbiting Earth

It’s been with us for three years, astronomers say. Sadly, it’ll probably be gone by spring. Tumbling through Earth’s increasingly crowded orbit are about 5,000 satellites, […]