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Open University scientists testing ‘Moon dust’ for water

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Image copyright PA Media Image caption Scientists have been researching into how water can be extracted from the Moon’s surface “Moon dust” could be a vital source of fuel, building material and even drinking water for astronauts, according to the Open University. Researchers in Milton Keynes are investigating ways humans......
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Trump requests sharp funding boost for NASA’s Artemis moon program

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The Trump administration is requesting $25.2 billion for NASA in fiscal 2021, a 12% increase that includes $3.3 billion to kickstart development of a human-rated lander for the Artemis moon program. Nearly half of the budget request, $12.3 billion,......
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A paranoid thriller in space that follows Roy McBride (Brad Pitt) on a mission across an unforgiving solar system to uncover the truth about his missing father and his doomed expedition that now, 30 years later, threatens the universe. Directed by James Gray. Written by James Gray & Ethan Gross,......
History

Interactive Map Shows All 21 Successful Moon Landings | Science

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The most renowned moon landings are undoubtedly the six Apollo lunar touchdowns, carrying humans to another world for the first time (and still, the only time). However, robotic exploration of the lunar surface in the latter half of the 1960s played a crucial role for those crewed landings and the......
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Before Going to the Moon, Apollo 11 Astronauts Trained at These Five Sites | Travel

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Before Neil Armstrong could take his “small step for a man” on July 20, 1969, he and the rest of the Apollo 11 crew underwent a rigorous regimen of training to prepare for their mission to the moon. While much of their instruction took place inside the classroom and at......
History

The Best Books About the Apollo Program and Landing on the Moon | Science

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Failure Is Not an Option: Mission Control From Mercury to Apollo 13 and Beyond While the astronauts flew in space, Mission Control closely monitored from the ground. Coordinating with radio stations in California, Spain and Australia to provide 24-hour communications and telemetry data during the Apollo missions, “Houston”—as the astronauts......
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While NASA Was Landing on the Moon, Many African-Americans Sought Economic Justice Instead | History

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In anticipation of astronaut Neil Armstrong’s first step on the moon, an estimated 8,000 New Yorkers gathered in Central Park, eager to celebrate the moment. The New York Times ran a photograph of the crowd glued to the networks’ broadcasts on three giant screens and described the event as “a......
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From the Family Station Wagon to the Apollo Lunar Rover, My Dad’s Engineering Talent Had No Limits | Innovation

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The lunar rover may not have roamed the moon’s surface on the day Apollo 11 made history, but its design had already crystallized by the time Neil Armstrong planted his feet in the Sea of Tranquility. On July 20, 1969, our family gathered around the TV in our northern Virginia......

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