Astrobotic’s tiny Moon rover is on its way to NASA for testing

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Astrobotic’s CubeRover is on its way to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, the robotics company announced today. The CubeRover is designed to provide a mobile platform for scientific instruments on the surface of the Moon.CubeRover was co-developed …

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India’s lunar lander crashed within 500 meters of its target

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In September, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) lost contact with its Vikram lander as it was making its descent to the lunar surface. If you were one of the people who guessed that Vikram crashed, you are correct. In a report to l…

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Neil Armstrong’s Buzz Aldrin photo is unparalleled in art

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Few would deny that Neil Armstrong’s shot of fellow astronaut Buzz Aldrin is one of the most famous and compelling photos ever taken. What makes it so iconic? Of course, he had access to a place that only 11 other human beings have been, but there’s…

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Recommended Reading: The race back to the Moon

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Dueling superpowers, rival billionaires. Inside the new race to the Moon
Jeffrey Kluger,

SpaceX, Blue Origin and others are in a heated battle to help NASA return the US to the Moon. Time takes an in-depth look at the new space race an…

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NVIDIA revamps Moon landing recreation in time for Apollo 11’s 50th

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You knew NVIDIA couldn’t resist reviving its GPU-based Apollo 11 recreation for the Moon landing’s 50th anniversary. Sure enough, the tech firm has updated the demo to take advantage of its RTX ray tracing technology, allowing a more faithful rendit…

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NASA advances lunar crater modeling and asteroid mining projects

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NASA doesn’t just want to return to the moon by 2024, it also wants to establish a “sustained human presence” and to use the moon as a hub for future Mars exploration. In order to do that, it will need new ideas and technologies, like those solicited…

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China’s rover finds mysterious minerals on the far side of the moon

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Early this year, China’s Chang’e-4 lunar lander made history when it became the first spacecraft to touch down on the far side of the moon. Now, according to a study published in Nature, the lander’s rover, Yutu-2, may have detected the first signs o…

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‘Apollo: Missions to the Moon’ documentary includes unheard audio

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The 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing is coming up, and the National Geographic channel is determined to mark the occasion in style. It’s premiering its Apollo: Missions to the Moon documentary in July, and this isn’t just a rehas…

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