Solar eclipse: How to view it without hurting your eyes

04/01/2024

DALLAS— Millions of people along a narrow band in North America will look up when the sky darkens during a total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024.  When they do, safety is key. Staring directly at the sun during a…

Odysseus moon lander hailed as success as it nears mission-ending slumber

Reuters 02/29/2024

LOS ANGELES/WASHINGTON — Odysseus, the first U.S. spacecraft to land on the moon in half a century, neared a mission-ending slumber on Wednesday, six days after a lopsided touchdown that hindered its operation, though NASA and the…

Moon lander tipped sideways on lunar surface but ‘alive and well’

02/24/2024

(Reuters) -The moon lander dubbed Odysseus is “alive and well” but resting on its side a day after its white-knuckle touchdown as the first private spacecraft ever to reach the lunar surface, and the first from the…

Commercial US spaceship lands on moon

Agence France Presse 02/23/2024

A Houston-based company has landed America’s first spaceship on the Moon in more than 50 years, part of a new fleet of NASA-funded, uncrewed commercial robots intended to pave the way for astronaut missions later this decade.…

Human ashes, drink container to moon? Plans to do this spark legal debate

Reuters 02/07/2024

WASHINGTON — An array of unconventional, privately funded plans to exploit the moon, including as a site for human ashes and sports-drink containers, has gathered steam in recent years as NASA pushes to make Earth’s natural satellite…

Japan becomes the fifth country to land a spacecraft on the moon

Associated Press 01/21/2024

TOKYO  — Japan became the fifth country in history to reach the moon when one of its spacecrafts without astronauts successfully made a soft landing on the lunar surface early Saturday. However, space officials said they needed…

First moon lander in five decades launches to space 

01/08/2024

WASHINGTON—A robotic lander built by a private company was bound for the moon on Monday in an attempt to make the first U.S. lunar soft landing in half a century, after launching to space aboard a new…

LOOK: Full Pink Moon

04/07/2023

Photographer Gaijin Gajes captures photos of the full Pink Moon in its spectacular appearance, as seen from Baggao town in Cagayan province on Thursday, April 6, 2023. Also called the “Paschal Full Moon,” this month’s full Moon…

To the Moon and beyond: Nasa’s Artemis program

Agence France Presse - @inquirerdotnet 08/28/2022

CAPE CANAVERAL, United States — The Artemis program is Nasa’s plan to return humans to the Moon as a stepping stone for an eventual voyage to Mars. Twelve men walked on the Moon between 1969 and 1972…

Scientists propose building ‘ark’ on moon to house millions of reproductive cell samples

Ian Biong - @IBiongINQINQUIRER.net 03/13/2021

  Scientists are proposing to have a “lunar ark” built on the moon to house millions of reproductive cells from Earth as a “modern global insurance policy.” The said “ark,” which is set to be built beneath…

This footage of astronauts on the moon looks like it was filmed with a smartphone

AFP Relaxnews 10/24/2020

Around three years ago, NASA uploaded most of its film archives to its website and gave viewers free access. The agency put over 140 000 videos and photos in total onto the online platform. Using artificial intelligence,…

Space explorers wanted: NASA seeks next generation of astronauts

02/12/2020

Houston, UNITED STATES– You’ll need a relevant Master’s degree, be prepared to live and work 250 miles (400 kilometers) above Earth on the International Space Station, and be a US citizen. NASA announced Tuesday it was seeking…

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