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  • California Woman Who Tried to Sell a Moon Rock Wins Round Against NASA

    04/14/2017 9:25:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 102 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | April 14, 2017 | Liam Truchard
    Joann Davis had a moon rock. Yes, it was real. A gift, she said, from Neil Armstrong to her late husband. She also had an ill son and the Lake Elsinore resident wanted to help with his medical care. So she contacted NASA about her intention to sell it. That led to a nightmare situation on May 19, 2011, when Davis stood in the parking lot of a Denny’s restaurant in pants soaked in urine, answering questions from a federal agent about a rice-sized piece of moon. “He kept saying, ‘You will be going to federal court, you will be...
  • Lunar Lava Tubes Could Offer Future Moon Explorers a Safe Haven

    04/02/2017 11:03:41 AM PDT · by JimSEA · 13 replies
    EOS ^ | 3/24/17 | Wendel
    Lunar colonization isn’t mere science fiction anymore. Billionaires plan to send tourists on once-in-a-lifetime trips, and politicians say that they hope to colonize the Moon in the next few decades. There may even be ways for human colonists to harvest water from ice that may be permanently shadowed in certain caves. But where could a human colony actually live? The Moon has no atmosphere or magnetic field to shield it from solar radiation and micrometeorites that constantly rain onto its surface. That’s no environment for our squishy, earthling bodies. Scientists studying the Moon’s surface may have found the answer: shelter...
  • Astronaut who walked on the moon: ‘why I know aliens haven’t visited Earth’

    03/24/2017 7:39:42 PM PDT · by amorphous · 83 replies
    News.Com.Au ^ | 24 March 2017 | Megan Palin
    HE was an astronaut on the second manned mission to the moon and the fourth man to walk on its surface. Alan Bean, 85, is one of only 12 people to have taken “one small step for man and one giant leap for mankind” on the moon.
  • South Korea liberals likely to win power, may bring softer North Korea stance

    03/12/2017 4:37:53 PM PDT · by Mariner · 27 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | March 12th, 2017 | By Hyunjoo Jin and James Pearson
    SEOUL (Reuters) - The liberal politician expected to succeed disgraced Park Geun-hye as South Korea's next president could significantly soften Seoul’s stance toward North Korea and possibly delay deployment of a U.S. missile-defense system that has enraged China. A Constitutional Court on Friday dismissed Park from office after upholding her impeachment over a corruption scandal involving "chaebol", the family-run conglomerates that dominate Asia's fourth-biggest economy, and which could also face reform under a liberal leader. A presidential election will be held by May 9 and opinion polls suggest South Koreans will opt for change by electing a liberal into the...
  • India's Chandrayaan-1 lost since 2009 found orbiting moon [NASA JPL New Technique]

    03/10/2017 6:31:13 AM PST · by Red Badger · 9 replies
    03-10-2017 | Staff
    Considered lost since 2009 when radio contact with it was lost, India's Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft has been found orbiting the moon. The spacecraft has been found by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California. Earlier, JPL's calculations indicated that Chandrayaan-1 was circling some 200 kilometres above the lunar surface, but it was generally considered "lost." Chandrayaan-1 was India's first mission to the moon, was launched successfully on October 22, 2008 from Sriharikota. ISRO says the "satellite made more than 3400 orbits around the moon and the mission was concluded when the communication with the spacecraft was lost on August 29,...
  • Here's Our Best Look Yet at Saturn's 'UFO' Moon (Moon's name: Pan)

    03/10/2017 1:05:37 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 12 replies
    National Geographic ^ | 3/9/17 | Nadia Drake
    Here's Our Best Look Yet at Saturn's 'UFO' Moon Adorned with a thin band of icy ring particles, the small moon Pan inspires comparisons to alien spacecraft, walnuts, and even ravioli. View Images One of Cassini's new views of Saturn's moon Pan. Photograph by NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute By Nadia Drake PUBLISHED March 9, 2017 There’s a tiny “flying saucer” orbiting deep within Saturn’s rings, and a NASA probe has just gotten its most impressive look yet at the strange object. The saucer is actually a little moon called Pan, and NASA’s Cassini spacecraft captured its distinctive shape on March 7...
  • SpaceX to Send Privately Crewed Dragon Spacecraft Beyond the Moon Next Year

    02/27/2017 2:26:54 PM PST · by Moonman62 · 59 replies
    SpaceX ^ | 2/27/2017 | spacex
    We are excited to announce that SpaceX has been approached to fly two private citizens on a trip around the moon late next year. They have already paid a significant deposit to do a moon mission. Like the Apollo astronauts before them, these individuals will travel into space carrying the hopes and dreams of all humankind, driven by the universal human spirit of exploration. We expect to conduct health and fitness tests, as well as begin initial training later this year. Other flight teams have also expressed strong interest and we expect more to follow. Additional information will be released...
  • Could Trump take us back to the moon?

    02/18/2017 6:09:44 PM PST · by HLPhat · 51 replies
    NBC news ^ | 17 Feb2017 | Alyssa Newcomb
    President Trump has said he wants to "unlock the mysteries of space" and "focus on stretching the envelope of space exploration." He may now have the chance to send astronauts to orbit the moon, a mission that carries significant risk — but which, if executed smoothly, could bring huge benefits to accelerating future missions to deep space...
  • Stargazers' delight: Lunar eclipse, comet, and 'Snow Moon' in one incredible night

    02/10/2017 6:00:38 PM PST · by Mozilla · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/10/17 | Fox News staff
    Stargazers are in for a triple treat: Friday night will feature a type of lunar eclipse, the Full Snow Moon, and even a comet. You’ve likely heard of a “supermoon,” when the full moon appears brighter than usual because it’s closer to Earth. Friday night, something different will happen, in effect. The full moon will be darker. That’s because the Earth’s natural satellite will experience something called a penumbral eclipse. A full lunar eclipse happens when the Earth is right in between the sun and the moon, casting its shadow onto the moon. In a penumbral eclipse, it’s just the...
  • Oxygen Atoms From Earth Bombard The Moon

    01/31/2017 7:01:49 AM PST · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 9 replies
    ScienceNews ^ | JANUARY 30, 2017 | Thomas Sumner
    Life on Earth may have made its mark on the moon billions of years before Neil Armstrong’s famous first step.Observations by Japan’s moon-orbiting Kaguya spacecraft suggest that oxygen atoms from Earth’s upper atmosphere bombard the moon’s surface for a few days each month. This oxygen onslaught began in earnest around 2.4 billion years ago when photosynthetic microbes first flourished (SN Online: 9/8/15), planetary scientist Kentaro Terada of Osaka University in Japan and colleagues propose January 30 in Nature Astronomy.The oxygen atoms begin their incredible journey in the upper atmosphere, where they are ionized by ultraviolet radiation, the researchers suggest. Electric...
  • Eugene Cernan, last man to walk on the moon, dead at 82

    01/16/2017 1:10:10 PM PST · by Wisconsinlady · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | 01/16/2017 | Fox News
    "...America's challenge of today has forged man's destiny of tomorrow," Cernan said. "And, as we leave the Moon at Taurus- Littrow, we leave as we came and, God willing, as we shall return, with peace and hope for all mankind. Godspeed the crew of Apollo 17."
  • Planet Earth observed through telescope orbiting Mars

    01/12/2017 9:39:41 AM PST · by Ray76 · 53 replies
    Space Flight Now ^ | Jan 10, 2017 | Stephen Clark
    One of NASA’s satellites orbiting Mars has looked back home to record a Martians-eye view of the Earth and moon from 127 million miles (205 million kilometers) across the solar system.
  • Jumping on the Earth vs. Jumping on the Moon

    01/07/2017 8:59:33 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 42 replies
  • End of the Dark Age: Trump to restart space exploration rather than fund climate hoax

    12/06/2016 1:46:02 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 35 replies
    The Geller Report ^ | Monday, December 5, 2016 | Pamela Geller
    What wonderful news -- investing in actual science and divesting from leftwing lunacy. Some of man's greatest achievements and scientific discoveries came from space exploration. Obama changed NASA's mission from space exploration to Muslim outreach. NASA's Administrator explained that Obama had asked him to "find ways to reach out to dominantly Muslim countries." (More here: Obama 's stone age) TRUMP TO SEND MEN BACK TO THE MOON AND 'EXPLORE ENTIRE SOLAR SYSTEM' RATHER THAN FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE The president elect could put men on the moon once again – and use money from the climate change budget to do it...
  • Holidays on the moon will be possible in a DECADE - but a ticket will cost you £8000

    12/05/2016 6:38:27 AM PST · by monkapotamus · 43 replies
    The Daily Mirror ^ | December 5, 2016 | Jeff Parsons
    Moon Express is a private company that wants to start offering trips to the moon for £8,000 a ticket. The company was founded in 2010 by billionaire entrepreneur Naveen Jain and is planning to launch its first unmanned orbital mission next year. Eventually, it hopes to be sending people to the moon by 2026. So far, Moon Express is the only private company to be granted permission (under US law) to leave Earth and land on the moon. It was given the go-ahead by the US Federal Aviation Administration in August in a move that could open up the space...
  • Private plan to send Moon rover to Apollo 17 site

    12/04/2016 12:54:57 AM PST · by moose07 · 35 replies
    BBC ^ | 30 November 2016 | BBC
    A proposed private space mission is planning to visit Apollo 17's landing site on the Moon. A German team wants to land a pair of rovers on the lunar surface to inspect the buggy left behind in 1972 on the last crewed mission to the Moon. The group, called PT Scientists, is one of 16 teams vying for the $30m Google Lunar X-Prize. It has signed a deal with launch broker Spaceflight Inc. to secure a ride on a commercial launcher. The XPrize will award the first privately funded teams to land a robot on the Moon that travels more...
  • Trump 'will use NASA climate change cash to fund Moon missions' as part of his bid to...

    11/21/2016 12:06:49 PM PST · by Libloather · 49 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/21/16 | Tom Leonard
    Trump 'will use Nasa climate change cash to fund Moon missions' as part of his bid to 'Make America Great Again' Donald Trump may use climate change research cash to blast astronauts back to the Moon as part of his mission to ‘Make America Great Again’. Members of the US space community believe Mr Trump’s presidential victory could lead to the resurrection of space agency Nasa’s lunar programme, which has not put a man on the Moon since 1972. The huge cost of lunar missions has been the main reason for their demise, blocked either by presidents or Congress. However,...
  • Double tectonic shifts may have teamed in New Zealand quake: experts

    11/14/2016 10:54:09 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    reuters ^ | Mon Nov 14, 2016 | 8:23am EST | James Regan Jamie Freed
    he powerful earthquake that struck New Zealand was unusual in that a big event on one fault may have immediately triggered a big event on a second fault, experts said on Monday. An earthquake of magnitude 7.8 pummeled central New Zealand at 12.02 a.m., killing at least two people, damaging roads and buildings and setting off hundreds of strong aftershocks. "When an earthquake occurs you are changing the stress field immediately, and if there was one fault that was pretty close to breaking, the energy from an earthquake can just tip it over the edge so that may have been...
  • UN Chief: End the nightmare in Syria

    09/25/2016 2:40:08 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon of the United Nations urged world powers on Sunday to work harder to end Syria's civil war. The conflict has taken half a million lives and created an international refugee problem since it started in March of 2011. Addressing an emergency session of the Security Council, Ban asked, "What excuse is there for anything less than determined action to stop the mayhem? How much longer will all those with influence allow such cruelty to continue? I urge all involved to work harder...
  • North Korea's new satellite mission aims for the moon, and beyond

    08/04/2016 6:12:09 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 17 replies
    IBTimes ^ | August 4, 2016 | Nandini Krishnamoorthy
    North Korea's new satellite mission aims for the moon, and beyond The North has asserted that international sanctions cannot stop Pyongyang's satellite programme to put its flag on the moon. By Nandini Krishnamoorthy August 4, 2016 12:10 BST North Korea is now reportedly hoping to see its flag fly up on the moon in a decade's time. The space officials in the Kim Jong-un ruled nation are said to be working on a five-year plan to put more advanced satellites into orbit by 2020. Aiming for the moon and beyond, a senior official at the North's version of NASA told...