moon missions

Russia starts building moon spaceship

July 20th, 2012 - 9:53 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 20 (IANS) Aiming to create the first base on the surface of the moon, Russia has started building a spacecraft for manned lunar missions with the first test ... Read more...

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Russia to send man to moon by 2030

April 28th, 2012 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia is planning to send a manned mission to the moon by 2030, Russian space agency Roscosmos said.According to the Russian space strategy published on ... Read more...

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Moon has liquid core just like Earth

January 8th, 2011 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 8 (IANS) The Moon has a liquid core similar to Earth's, a study has found.It came to light when scientists used contemporary techniques to study the signals from the seismic ... Read more...

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Moon ‘has Earth-like core’

January 7th, 2011 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 07 (ANI): A NASA research team has revealed that Moon has a core similar to Earth's after applying state-of-the-art seismological techniques to Apollo-era data.Uncovering details about the lunar core is ... Read more...

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China’s 2nd unmanned lunar probe ‘Chang’e-2′ enters lunar orbit

October 6th, 2010 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Oct 6 (ANI): China's second unmanned lunar probe, Chang'e-2, entered the moon's orbit on Wednesday, according to the Beijing Aerospace Control Center.According to the Xinhua, the spacecraft entered the 100 kilometres ... Read more...

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Obama outlines new US space exploration plan

April 16th, 2010 - 7:47 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 16 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has outlined his administration's new space exploration plan, vowing to increase NASA's budget by $6 billion over the next five years.Speaking at the ... Read more...

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Obama’s Moon plans ‘catastrophic’, say former NASA astronauts

March 13th, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 13 (ANI): A BBC report has voiced the displeasure that former NASA astronauts have over US President Barack Obama's decision to push Moon missions further back, with one astronaut ... Read more...

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ISRO slow on internet?

January 3rd, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 3 (IANS) The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) symbolises nothing less than rockets, satellites and moon missions but when it comes to a professional need as simple as ... Read more...

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NASA thanks ISRO for discovering water on moon

September 25th, 2009 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 25 (ANI): America's National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) thanked the efforts of the Indian Space Research organisation (ISRO) which traced water molecules on the moon's surface.ISRO ... Read more...

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Moon dust stickiness depends on solar elevation angle

June 1st, 2009 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 1 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have found that electrostatic forces that make lunar dust stick to surfaces vary with solar elevation angle.The research was conducted by Brian ... Read more...

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NASA may abandon plans for moon base

April 30th, 2009 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 30 (ANI): NASA's acting administrator, Chris Scolese, has told lawmakers that the agency will probably not build an outpost on the moon as originally planned.According to a report in ... Read more...

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Chandrayaan-1 enters lunar orbit

November 8th, 2008 - 8:17 pm ICT by ANI
Bengaluru, Nov.8 (ANI): An official of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Saturday confirmed that the spacecraft Chandrayaan-1 had entered the lunar orbit successfully. S. Satish, spokesperson of ISRO said ... Read more...

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India joins lunar race at time of renewed interest in moon

October 17th, 2008 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 17 (IANS) With the maiden launch of unmanned moon mission Chandrayaan-1 Oct 22 from spaceport Sriharikota, about 80 km from Chennai, India joins the lunar race in quest of space ... Read more...

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Earths magnetosphere can protect astronauts from radiation on moon missions

December 12th, 2007 - 4:55 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 12 (ANI): A new research has suggested that the magnetosphere of Earth can protect some parts of the moon as well, thus protecting astronauts from radiation on future moon missions.The ... Read more...

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