Lunar Lava Tubes Could Provide Shelter for Astronauts

Lunar Lava Tubes Could Provide Shelter for Astronauts

Credit: NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University Scientists are now saying Moon caves could help protect astronauts from the harsh environment of space. According to a Space.com story, NASA’s twin Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) spacecraft mapped the...
China Plans Trip to Moon in Next Decade

China Plans Trip to Moon in Next Decade

The Moon. Credit: NASA China is likely to make it to the moon before NASA plans a trip. That’s according to a recent story published in Forbes, saying China plans to send astronauts to the moon in the next five to ten years. This would be the first manned...
China Plans Trip to Moon in Next Decade

NASA Announces Plans for Possible Moon Base in 2022

The Moon. Credit: NASA According to a recent story featured in The Huffington Post, a moon base could become a reality in the next few years. According to the story, plans are underway by NASA to make a lunar station operational by 2022. The endeavor would cost about...
China Plans Trip to Moon in Next Decade

Astronauts Hear Music on Far Side of the Moon

The Moon A recent news story claims that Apollo astronauts heard music while exploring the far side of Earth’s Moon. This Huffington Post article describes the reaction of the Apollo 10 astronauts in 1969 as being “startled” when they...
Luna-9 50th Anniversary

Luna-9 50th Anniversary

This time 50 years ago, Soviet automatic lunar station Luna-9 landed on the moon. The spacecraft was the first to make a soft landing on the lunar surface. Luna-9 landed west of the Reiner and Marius craters in the Ocean of Storms, opening a new stage in the...