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China's Chang'e 5 lunar probe finds first on-site evidence of water on moon's surface

January 10, 2022 11:21 am

It was the solar wind that contributed to the most humidity of lunar soil as it brought hydrogen that makes up the water, the researchers said.

Japan aims to put a person on the moon by late 2020s

December 28, 2021 12:30 pm

In May, China became the second country to put a rover on Mars, two years after landing the first spacecraft on the far side of the moon.

UAE to launch probe targeting asteroid between Mars, Jupiter

October 05, 2021 6:29 pm

The project targets a 2028 launch with a landing in 2033, a five-year journey in which the spacecraft will travel some 3.6 billion kilometers.

Missing moon rock from Apollo 17 mission back in Louisiana

September 30, 2021 6:14 pm

How or when the Apollo 17 rock went missing is not clear. It is encased in an acrylic ball that is attached to a wooden plaque with a miniature replica of the state flag and inscriptions.

China to launch rocket in 2028 capable of sending crewed probe to moon

September 29, 2021 6:17 pm

The new heavy-lift launch vehicle would be capable of putting a 15- to 50-tonne spacecraft on a trajectory to the moon, said Liu Bing, deputy designer at the China Aerospace Science and Technology.

Israel's SpaceIL secures funds for new lunar mission

July 13, 2021 4:34 pm

The first "Beresheet" or "Genesis spacecraft" crashed into the moon moments before touchdown in April 2019.

Turkey unveils space program including 2023 moon mission

February 10, 2021 11:30 am

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared Turkey's aim to send Turkish citizens into space with international cooperation, to work with other countries on building a spaceport and to create a "global brand" in satellite technology.

Jeff Bezos says Blue Origin will take the first woman to moon's surface

December 06, 2020 11:01 am

Blue Origin leads a “national team” as the prime contractor that it assembled in 2019 to help build its Blue Moon lander.

United Arab Emirates to launch spacecraft to moon in 2024

September 29, 2020 4:35 pm

If successful in 2024, the UAE could become the fourth nation on the Earth to land a spacecraft on the moon, after the US, the Soviet Union and China.

NASA aims to build on Moon as a way station for Mars

July 19, 2019 1:07 pm

“We are working right now, in fact, to put together a comprehensive plan on how we would conduct a Mars mission using the technologies that we will be proving at the moon,” Jim Bridenstine, the administrator of the US space agency told reporters on Monday