NASA Just Successfully Launched Its Artemis 1 Moon Rocket

After two failed attempts, NASA has successfully launched its Moon-bound megarocket the Space Launch System, which will travel beyond the far side of the Moon and back - further than any other habitable spacecraft so far.

China's Chang'e-5 probe proves presence of water on Moon

There is as much as 120 parts per million of water (as hydroxyl and/or H2O) in the lunar regolith, new data from the lander of China’s Chang’e-5 lunar probe has revealed.

The Moon's Has Enough O2 to Sustain 8 Billion People for 100,000 Years

The moon’s regolith is made up of approximately 45 percent oxygen. Each cubic meter of lunar regolith contains 1.4 tons of minerals on average, including about 630 kilograms of oxygen.

China and Russia Announce their Future Plans for the Moon

Whereas NASA is seeking partners for its Artemis Program, Russia and China are pursuing an agreement of their own. They call it the International Lunar Research Station (ILRS), and they too are looking for partners.

NASA will use Falcon Heavy To Build Lunar Gateway

Lunar Gateway will be an orbiting habitat that will allow astronauts to make regular trips to and from the lunar surface. NASA has signed a contract with SpaceX to launch modules of the Gateway aboard a a Falcon Heavy rocket in 2024. 

NASA Announces its Artemis Astronauts

NASA has announced the names of the 18 astronauts that make up the Artemis Team. A select few, and some international partners, will be going back to the Moon. The next man and first woman on the Moon are among the names.

There Are More Craters On The Moon Then We Think

Thanks to China’s Chang’e-1 and Chang’e-2 lunar orbiters, the number of known craters on the moon’s surface is now more than a dozen times larger than the 9,137 craters that are officially recognized.

China's Chang'e-5 Probe Drops Off Moon Samples

A Chinese probe has delivered the first samples to be collected from the Moon in more than 40 years. The Chang’e-5 sample return capsule floated down to the snowy plains of Inner Mongolia.

Chang′e-5: China completes first docking in lunar orbit

A Chinese probe transferred rocks it gathered from the moon to an orbiter on Sunday in preparation for returning samples to Earth for the first time in almost 45 years, the country's space agency announced.

China's moon mission milestone

China launched an ambitious mission on Tuesday to bring back rocks and debris from the moon’s surface for the first time in more than 40 years – an undertaking that could boost human understanding of the moon and solar system.

NASA's SOFIA discovers water on sunlit surface of Moon

NASA has confirmed, for the first time, water on the sunlit surface of the Moon. This discovery indicates that water may be distributed across the lunar surface, and not limited to cold, shadowed places.

Lava Tubes Big Enough to Fit A Planetary Base

Both the Moon and Mars were volcanically active at one time and the result is lava tubes. A new study shows that lunar and Martian lava tubes might be enormous, and easily large enough to accommodate a base.

Theia, who brought the water to Earth and ... our Moon

Where does the water on Earth come from? How was our Moon formed? And is there one single event that had led to the formation of both? 

The Companies Taking NASA Back to the Moon in 2024

NASA recently announced the three companies that will be building lunar landing systems to take astronauts back to the Moon - SpaceX, Blue Origin, and Dynetics.

NASA's Plans For a Lunar Base Camp

When the Artemis III mission lands on the lunar surface in 2024 - it will serve as a stepping stone towards the creation of a permanent human presence on the Moon, NASA hopes.