Moon landing

April 5, 2019

SpaceIL lander enters lunar orbit

WASHINGTON — SpaceIL announced April 4 that its Beresheet spacecraft has entered orbit around the moon, setting the stage for a landing attempt in a week. […]
June 26, 2018

Russia’s Proton rocket, which predates Apollo, will finally stop flying

Technical problems, rise of SpaceX are contributing factors. The Russian-manufactured Proton rocket has been flying into space since before humans landed on the Moon. First launched […]
March 5, 2018

Should We Open Some Sealed Apollo Moon Samples?

Between 1969 and 1972, Apollo astronauts brought back to Earth a total of nine containers of moon material that were sealed on the lunar surface. Two of the […]
January 25, 2017

Five finalists will try to land a spacecraft on the Moon this year to win the Google Lunar X Prize

They have booked rides to space, but they need to launch before December 31st From a group of 16 contestants, five teams are officially moving forward […]
January 14, 2017

This private company wants to launch to the moon, and it has the money to do it

A private company you probably haven’t heard of just announced that it has the money it needs to shoot for the moon, literally. Moon Express — […]
November 12, 2015

SENATE VOTES TO LEGALIZE SPACE MINING

After much delay, an important space bill has finally passed in the Senate. The Space Act of 2015 would do a lot of things to encourage the private […]
September 9, 2015

China says it plans to attempt first-ever landing of lunar probe on the moon’s far side

BEIJING — The Associated Press Published Wednesday, Sep. 09, 2015 3:11AM EDT Last updated Wednesday, Sep. 09, 2015 6:17AM EDT China’s increasingly ambitious space program plans to attempt the first-ever landing […]
September 4, 2015

Russia is Returning to the Moon, Paving the Way for a Crewed Landing

In recent years, Roscosmos has largely concentrated on crewed missions, struggling to get a spaceprobe to its intended destination. But Luna 25 hopes to change that. […]
December 16, 2013

China to launch moon rock-collecting probe after successful landing of Chang'e 3

BEIJING — China said Monday it was on track to launch a fifth lunar probe with the aim of bringing back lunar soil and rock samples […]