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Schlagwort: Moon


NASA Picks SpaceX to Land Next Americans on Moon in 2024

NASA is getting ready to send astronauts to explore more of the Moon as part of the Artemis program, and the agency has selected SpaceX to continue development of the first commercial human lander that will safely carry the next two American astronauts to the lunar surface. At least one of those astronauts will make…

ISS Welcomes First SpaceX Crew Dragon with NASA Astronauts

After a magnificent launch Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley docked succesfully at the ISS after a 19-hour journey. The pair of astronauts docked to the space station’s Harmony module at 10:16 a.m. EDT Sunday as the microgravity laboratory flew 262 miles above the border northern China and Mongolia. Behnken and Hurley, the first astronauts to fly…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Super Blue Blood Moon Eclipse – drei Spektakel in einer Nacht

Am 31. Januar finden drei seltene Himmelsereignisse in nur einer Nacht statt – und in allen drei Fällen ist der Mond involviert, also die „super blue blood moon eclipse“. Die astronomische Rarität gab es zuletzt vor 150 Jahren. Dies drei Mondphänomene kommen zusammen: Der Supermond: In der Nacht vom 31. Januar kommt der Mond der Erde…

China will send Plants and Insects to the Moon in 2018

2018 the Chinese Lunar Exploration Program (CLEP) plans to launch the Chang’e 4 Mission, where they want to study its geology while exploring the effects of lunar gravity on both insects and plants from Earth. The Mission will start in June with the launch of a Long March 5 rocket with a relay orbiter aboard. Six…

A giant leap for America and for the Moon

Vice President Pence unveiled the vision for American exploration of space at the first meeting of the reconstituted National Space Council (see “Moon, milspace, and beyond”, The Space Review, October 9, 2017). Going first back to the Moon is the right decision. It brings more to the table than it takes away. This article is…