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'One giant leap': US marks Apollo mission 50 years on
'One giant leap': US marks Apollo mission 50 years on
Fifty years after a mighty rocket set off from Florida carrying the first humans to the Moon, a veteran of the Apollo 11 crew returned to its...
India scrubs Moon mission launch one hour before liftoff
India scrubs Moon mission launch one hour before liftoff
India on Monday postponed the launch of a lunar probe less than an hour before blast-off because of a technical problem, delaying its bid to become...
To the Moon and back: 50 years on, a giant leap into the unknown
To the Moon and back: 50 years on, a giant leap into the unknown
The first four days of Apollo 11's journey to the Moon had gone according to plan, but just twenty minutes before landing, the atmosphere grew...
Plans for Africa-led mission to the moon
Plans for Africa-led mission to the moon
It is now Africa's turn to go to the moon, according to the Cape Town-based Foundation for Space Development. The plan is to land a probe on the...
Chinese unmanned spacecraft lands on moon
Chinese unmanned spacecraft lands on moon
China landed an unmanned spacecraft on the moon on Saturday, state media reported, in the first such "soft-landing" since 1976, joining...
China's Jade Rabbit blasts off to the moon
China's Jade Rabbit blasts off to the moon
China launched its first rover mission to the moon Monday, sending a robotic craft named Jade Rabbit to trundle across the lunar landscape, examine...
Scientists looking for a man in the moon
Scientists looking for a man in the moon
Hundreds of thousands of pictures of the moon will be examined for tell-tale signs that aliens once visited our cosmic neighbourhood if plans put...
Rocks knock years off Moon's age
Rocks knock years off Moon's age
The Moon is 4.36-billion years old, up to 200-million years younger than previously thought, according to analysis of lunar rocks reported in this...
Moon's surface may hold enough water for manned base
Moon's surface may hold enough water for manned base
There are large quantities of frozen water in some regions of the moon, according to a study of debris kicked up by a rocket that crashed into its...
Discovery of water on moon boosts prospects for lunar base
Discovery of water on moon boosts prospects for lunar base
Nasa's plans to establish a human outpost on the moon have received a surprise boost following the discovery of large amounts of water on its...
After 40 years' reflection, laser moon mirror project axed
After 40 years' reflection, laser moon mirror project axed
An experiment, begun when Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin left a mirror on the lunar surface 40 years ago to allow Earth-based...
Countdown starts for first Indian lunar mission
Countdown starts for first Indian lunar mission
India began counting down on Monday to the launch of its first unmanned mission to the moon, which will mark a giant catch-up step with Japan and...

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