February 11, 2020

NASA puts a price on a 2024 Moon landing—$35 billion

“In the 1960s, ’70s, and ’80s, there weren’t entrepreneurs who were willing to invest.” Nearly 10 months after Vice President Mike Pence directed NASA to return […]
January 27, 2020

Japan seeks to finalize agreement with the U.S. on lunar exploration cooperation

WASHINGTON — The Japanese space agency JAXA hopes to have an agreement in place outlining its contributions to NASA’s lunar exploration efforts in the next few […]
January 16, 2020

Moon ‘shrooms? Fungi eyed to help build lunar bases and Mars outposts

Fungus could be very much among us when humanity sets up shop on the moon and beyond. NASA researchers are investigating the potential of mycelia — the mass […]
November 22, 2019

New details emerge about failed lunar landings

HOUSTON — The Indian government has offered new details about what happened during its first attempt to land on the moon in September. In a written response […]
November 15, 2019

What Does Boeing’s Offer Mean for the Artemis Mission?

For the first time since Apollo 17 landed on the surface of our nearest celestial neighbor, the human race has turned its eyes toward the Moon. […]
November 2, 2019


Two NASA scientists just shared fascinating new details about the agency’s planned Moon mission. During Wednesday’s annual meeting of the Lunar Exploration Analysis Group, John Connolly and […]
October 21, 2019

Moon Dust Could Be a Problem for Future Lunar Explorers

Lunar dust is abrasive and gets into everything. Think of it as a flashback message from the Apollo moonwalkers: The moon is a Disneyland of dust. Between […]
October 15, 2019

Veteran astronauts endorse NASA’s program for a return to the Moon

“The International Space Station offers a good blueprint for this project.” On Monday during a conference held in Houston, several veteran astronauts endorsed NASA’s plan to […]
October 1, 2019

NASA Is Now Accepting Proposals for Artemis Landers to Fly Astronauts to the Moon

The first company with a lander will win the 2024 mission, NASA says. NASA really wants to fly astronauts to the moon by 2024. But it needs […]