#Moon

The Moon – What Moon Missions are planned for 2023?

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2023 is set to be a bumper year for Moon missions. Russia, India, and the European Space Agency are all gearing up to launch missions. This follows on from a successful 2022 which saw NASA's Artemis I mission make a successful lunar orbit. However, the coming year sees...

China reveals plans for ‘Laurel Tree’ lunar base

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China has revealed how it plans to use hollow lava channels underground on the moon to offer a natural shield against space radiation and extreme temperatures on it's new ‘Laurel Tree’ lunar base. Currently in the design phase, the base will be a huge project for Chinese space...

Scientists grow plants in Moon soil

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One small step for botanists. One giant eat for mankind. A team of scientists have managed to grow plants in Moon soil for the first time. In a new breakthrough experiment seeds have been germinated in lunar samples. The decade old samples were collected during NASA’s Apollo missions...

Watch – Lighting Strikes Moon-bound mega rocket

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Amazing footage has emerged of four lightning bolts hitting the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket which is being prepped for its upcoming Artemis I mission. NASA confirmed the strikes hit its lightning towers - these sit around the perimeter of the Kennedy Space Center’s launch pad and...

Rocket Moon Collision – here’s what we should worry about

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crashing rocket will create new crater – here’s what we should worry about It’s not often that the sudden appearance of a new impact crater on the Moon can be predicted, but it’s going to happen on March 4, when a derelict SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will crash into...

How Artemis 1 will pave the way for a human return to the Moon

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On December 19 1972, astronauts Eugene Cernan, Harrison Schmitt and Ronald Evans splashed down safely in the Pacific Ocean, ending the Apollo 17 lunar mission. They were the last people to travel beyond low-Earth orbit – typically defined as less than 1,000km above the Earth’s surface. Some 49...