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Team SpaceIL to Receive Inaugural $1 Million Moonshot Award

Today, all eyes were on Team SpaceIL as they attempted to soft-land on the surface of the Moon.  Their robotic lander, Beresheet, Hebrew for “Genesis,” came very close to touching down, but ultimately failed to soft-land during its final descent. As it prepared for landing, Beresheet experienced a main engine failure and lost communication with…
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Israel’s Beresheet Lander Crashes on Moon

The Israeli team SpaceIL attempt to land the country’s first moon lander, called Beresheet, on the Sea of Serenity on the moon failed. So sorry!! Their robotic lander, Beresheet, Hebrew for “Genesis,” came very close to touching down, but ultimately failed to soft-land during its final descent. As it prepared for landing, Beresheet experienced a…
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XPRIZE Foundation Announces $1 Million Moonshot Award

The first privately-funded spacecraft from former XPRIZE team, SpaceIL to reach the Moon is in lunar orbit right now and is projected to land this Thursday, April 11, marking the beginning of a new era in space exploration. In 2011, SpaceIL began to build its Beresheet spacecraft as its entry into the Google Lunar XPRIZE…
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NASA Accepts the Challenge to Return to the Moon in the Next Five Years

On Tuesday during the fifth meeting of the National Space Council, Vice President Mike Pence challenged NASA to send American astronauts back on the Moon in the next five years. Administrator Jim Bridenstine released a statement following the announcement, saying “It is the right time for this challenge, and I assured the Vice President that…
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IAU100 Launches Global Event for the Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the First Moon Landing

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of an important milestone in space exploration and humankind – the 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing – IAU100 has set up a dedicated website to coordinate global events and large moon observation activities, including the launch of a telescope competition. On 20 July 1969, a historical milestone took place: Neil…
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1969: First Moon Landing Forever Stamps

U.S. Postal Service unveils 50th anniversary of moonlanding stamps. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing on July 20, 1969, the U.S. Postal Service is pleased to reveal two stamp designs commemorating that historic milestone. Additional details are coming about the date, time and location for the first-day-of issue ceremony. One…
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The Chang’e 4 is landed – wie China in der Monderkundung neue Akzente setzt

Es ist ein historischer Erfolg für Chinas Raumfahrt. Am Donnerstag um 3.26 Uhr MEZ setzte die Mondsonde Chang’e 4 erfolgreich auf der Rückseite des Mondes auf – und damit gelang eine Premiere. Noch nie ist es vorher gelungen, ein Landegerät auf die Rückseite des Mondes zu steuern. Exakte Landeposition: am Aitken-Krater in der Nähe vom…
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MRC – The Moon Race Competion is on again

The Moon Race Competion (MRC) is a international competition pioneering sustainable lunar exploration, to support technology demonstrations up to the lunar surface. Giving opportunities for innovation and entrepreneurship in space business. Space and non-space partners are invited to join the movement.. Applications to open early 2019: https://www.themoonrace.org/ Around 50 years after Neil Armstrong first set foot…
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Der erste Mondtourist steht fest!

Das hat es noch nicht gegeben: Das private Unternehmen SpaceX verkauft eine touristische Reise zum Mond. Allein das Raumschiff kostet über vier Milliarden Euro. Die Fahrt bezahlt ein Milliardär, der Künstler, Designer und Architekten mitnehmen möchte. Der japanische Milliardär Yusaku Maezawa soll als erster Weltraumtourist den Mond umrunden. „Endlich kann ich euch sagen, dass ich…
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Alle 105.000 Jahre wieder – die super Mondfinsternis mit Marsopposition

Am 27. Juli 2018 wird sich ab 19:15 Uhr Mitteleuropäischer Sommerzeit die mit 103 Minuten längste totale Mondfinsternis des 21. Jahrhundert ereignen. Darüber hinaus befindet sich der Mars zur gleichen Zeit in so genannter „Opposition“ und steht mit der Erde und Sonne auf einer Linie. Zudem handelt es sich um eine nahe Opposition, so dass man…
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