Moon

September 28, 2019

NASA releases images of Indian craft’s ‘hard landing’ on the moon

Indian spacecraft Chandrayaan-2, the Sanskrit word for “moon craft,” was scheduled to land on the lunar south pole on Friday. After NASA lost sight of India’s Vikram lander, […]
September 17, 2019

No Date Set Yet, But NASA Targeting Second Half of 2024 for Human Moon Landing

For six months, NASA has been chasing big plans to land humans near the south pole of the moon in 2024. That deadline came from Vice President […]
September 14, 2019

US Moon Landing Hopefuls Watch Silent India Lander — and Learn

As India attempted a daring moon landing last week — and in the wake of the apparent crash of its lander — NASA and U.S. companies have watched […]
September 8, 2019

India Just Found Its Lost Vikram Lander on the Moon, Still No Signal

India’s Chandrayaan-2 orbiter circling the moon has spotted the country’s lost Vikram lander on the lunar surface, but there is still no signal from the lander, according to […]
September 5, 2019

NASA refines plans for Artemis lunar lander

WASHINGTON — NASA has updated a draft solicitation for crewed lunar landers, adjusting details about how it plans to procure landers to meet the agency’s goal […]
September 1, 2019

China’s Lunar Rover Has Found Something Weird on the Far Side of the Moon

China’s Chang’e-4 lunar rover has discovered an unusually colored, ‘gel-like’ substance during its exploration activities on the far side of the moon. The mission’s rover, Yutu-2, stumbled on that […]
August 21, 2019

Nasa confirms ocean moon mission

Scientists working on an audacious mission to the ocean world of Europa can proceed with the final design and construction of the spacecraft, Nasa says. The […]
August 18, 2019

Nasa picks headquarters for Moon lander

A Nasa facility in Alabama that developed the giant rocket for the Apollo programme in the 1960s will play a key role in sending astronauts down […]
August 8, 2019

Tardigrades that crash-landed on the moon may still be alive, but they’re not having fun

When Israel’s privately funded Beresheet spacecraft crashed into the lunar surface on April 11, at least one component may have survived relatively unscathed—an archive of human culture […]