Moon: News

03 Feb 2023

Artemis 1

NASA's SLS rocket looks ready for crewed Artemis 2 mission 

NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) rocket appears ready for the next big mission that will land astronauts on the Moon. It made its debut launch with Artemis 1 mission.

23 Jan 2023

Space News

Snow Moon in February 2023: What's special about it

The next full moon will occur on February 5 and it has an interesting name: Snow Moon.

NASA's agenda for 2023: From OSIRIS-REX to Earth Information Center

NASA had an eventful 2022, headlined by the successes of the Artemis 1 and DART (Double Asteroid Redirection Test) missions.

03 Jan 2023

Space News

Quadrantid meteor shower to peak tonight; Moon may play spoilsport 

This year might not be the best to observe the Quadrantid meteor shower since it will be hindered by the presence of the Moon.

China may claim ownership of resource-rich lunar swathes: NASA chief

NASA is wary of China's space exploits. The space agency's chief Bill Nelson has now warned that the red dragon is targeting resource-rich regions of the Moon.

Artemis 1's Orion spacecraft returns home to Kennedy Space Center

Artemis 1's Orion spacecraft safely made its way back to the Kennedy Space Center on Saturday.

29 Dec 2022

Astronomy

Space and astronomy in 2023: The must-see events next year

The year 2023 will be an exciting one for seeing astronomical phenomena in the night sky.

16 Dec 2022

Space News

Quantum Space plans cislunar mission in 2024; raises $15 million

Quantum Space, an aerospace company headquartered in Maryland, US aims to provide services from the cislunar space.

14 Dec 2022

China

Hydrogen-rich regolith samples suggest the presence of water on Moon

The Chinese Academy of Sciences recently studied 17 lunar regolith (loose fragments of rock and glass) samples brought back to Earth by the Chang'e-5 lander.

12 Dec 2022

SpaceX

Japan launches its first-ever lunar mission; multiple payloads onboard

Japan has launched its first-ever lunar mission, the HAKUTO-R Mission 1. It is headed by ispace, a Tokyo-based startup.

12 Dec 2022

Artemis 1

Artemis 1's Orion spacecraft returns after "record breaking mission"

Artemis 1's Orion spacecraft safely splashed down in the Pacific Ocean, at 9:40 am PST (11:10 pm IST) on December 11 (Sunday).

09 Dec 2022

SpaceX

Here's the crew list of SpaceX's privately-funded 'Dear Moon' mission

Yusaku Maezawa, the Japanese billionaire, has chosen eight members to accompany him on a free trip around the Moon, called 'Dear Moon,' which was first announced in 2018.

09 Dec 2022

TV News

Who's Dev Joshi, Indian actor chosen to travel around Moon

On Thursday (December 8), Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa announced the list of eight crew members who will be joining him on a journey around the Moon on a SpaceX rocket.

06 Dec 2022

Artemis 1

NASA Artemis 1 Orion spacecraft is headed back to Earth

Artemis 1's Orion spacecraft is on its way back to Earth. It will splash down in the Pacific Ocean on December 11 at 5:30 pm GMT (11:00 pm IST).

01 Dec 2022

Artemis 1

Artemis 1 SLS moon rocket "exceeds all expectations," reveals NASA

Artemis 1's Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, which launched the Orion spacecraft, has exceeded all expectations and "performed with precision," revealed NASA after the initial investigation of the mission.

NASA's briefcase-sized CubeSat will help find water on the Moon

NASA's Lunar Flashlight, a 14kg CubeSat, will help find unseen water ice on the Moon.

29 Nov 2022

Artemis 1

NASA's Orion, built for humans, reaches farthest-ever distance from Earth

NASA's Orion spacecraft has gone the maximum distance that any spacecraft built for humans has ever traveled.

26 Nov 2022

Artemis 1

Asteroid-bound CubeSat loses contact after separating from NASA's Artemis 1

Near-Earth Asteroid Scout (NEA Scout), a shoebox-size asteroid explorer, was one among the 10 payloads on the Artemis 1 mission.

21 Nov 2022

Artemis 1

Orion arrives at Moon; flies over Apollo 11 landing site

The Artemis 1 mission has successfully arrived at the Moon.

21 Nov 2022

Artemis 1

Astronauts could work on Moon by 2030, says NASA

Artemis 1 is the first in a series of three lunar missions by NASA.

16 Nov 2022

Artemis 1

NASA Artemis 1 Moon mission launches successfully: Key facts

After months of wait, NASA's Artemis 1 mission successfully took off from Launch Pad 39B at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, US.

2022-11-15

Artemis 1

NASA's Artemis 1 mission lift-off on November 16

The Artemis 1 mission has had some hard times. Recently, owing to Hurricane Nicole, the scheduled launch on November 14 was canceled.

NASA's CAPSTONE becomes first ever CubeSat to reach Moon

NASA's CAPSTONE (Cislunar Autonomous Positioning System Technology Operations and Navigation Experiment) spacecraft has successfully entered the Near Rectilinear Halo Orbit (NRHO).

01 Nov 2022

Artemis 1

NASA's Artemis 1 spacecraft on track for November 14 launch

After several hurdles, NASA's Artemis 1 is finally on track to be rolled out to the launch pad.

25 Oct 2022

Solar Eclipse

India witnessed this year's last solar eclipse today: Details here

India on Tuesday witnessed the year's last solar eclipse, which reportedly began in the country at Leh and Hanle in Ladakh, per the Indian Institute of Astrophysics.

13 Oct 2022

SpaceX

First space tourist Dennis Tito books a ride on Starship

How would you like to go on a weeklong trip around the Moon aboard a spacecraft on your next holiday? Does that sound too far-fetched?

10 Oct 2022

Space Science

Have you checked NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day yet?

If Space and the cosmos pique your interest, NASA's daily astronomy pictures will definitely find a spot in your heart.

17 Sep 2022

United Arab Emirates

China, UAE to join hands on moon rover missions

China and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have agreed to join hands to help further the latter's space ambitions.

NASA wants second lunar lander for future Artemis missions

The Artemis missions are NASA's upcoming magnum opus as the American space agency aims to build a continuous human presence on the lunar surface by the end of the 2020s.

12 Sep 2022

Space News

Prior to takeoff, NASA completes repairs on Artemis 1 rocket

NASA has announced that repairs have been completed on its Artemis 1 Space Launch System (SLS) rocket.

12 Sep 2022

Dubai

Dubai to house the world's first gigantic moon-shaped resort soon

Here's something that will have you loving Dubai to the "moon" and back.

08 Sep 2022

Space News

NASA awards contract to Axiom Space to make Artemis spacesuits

US space agency NASA has announced that a Houston-based company called Axiom Space will make spacesuits for the Artemis 3 lunar mission.

31 Aug 2022

Space News

NASA will now launch Artemis 1 on September 3

On August 29, hundreds of thousands of people were left disappointed when NASA waved off the Artemis 1 launch.

Why did NASA wave off Artemis 1's launch attempt?

August 29 was supposed to be a historical day for NASA. It was the highly-anticipated Artemis 1's lift-off day.

25 Aug 2022

Space News

Two astrophotographers shoot 'ridiculously detailed' picture of Moon

What happens when you click the Moon's picture 200,000 times? You get an astonishingly detailed image.

NASA identifies sites for landing Artemis III astronauts on Moon

Artemis III is a landmark mission for NASA, as it will be the first time humans will step on the Moon since 1972. The space agency has announced 13 potential landing regions for the mission, which will see NASA sending the first woman and person of color to the Moon.

17 Aug 2022

Space News

NASA's Artemis 1 to launch world's first deep-space biology mission

NASA will launch its Artemis 1 Space Launch System (SLS) rocket on August 29 and it will head to the Moon.

16 Aug 2022

Space News

NASA to rollout Artemis 1 rocket on August 17

NASA has preponed the rollout of its Artemis 1 Space Launch System (SLS) rocket to the Kennedy Space Center in the US from August 18 to August 17. The launch will take place on August 29.

All about 2022's last supermoon and full moon calendar

A full moon occurs when the sun and earth are aligned on the earth's opposite sides and the moon appears as a full circle.

17 Jul 2022

Japan

Bullet trains to Moon and Mars? Japan has it covered

The Japanese are all set to revolutionize the space travel industry.

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