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Blue Origin launches its New Shepherd rocket to test NASA's lunar landing tech
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Blue Origin launches its New Shepherd rocket to test NASA's lunar landing tech

Delayed three weeks by technical issues, this was the 13th New Shepard flight for Blue Origin. The first was in 2015.

Earth’s new mini moon might be space junk that was made in the 1960s
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Earth’s new mini moon might be space junk that was made in the 1960s

Astronomers using the Catalina Sky Survey in Arizona first detected the object, saying it could be a possible mini-moon and named it 2020 SO.

Chandrayaan 3: To test and prepare for successful landing, ISRO to recreate lunar craters in village near Bangalore
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Chandrayaan 3: To test and prepare for successful landing, ISRO to recreate lunar craters in village near Bangalore

A source revealed that the artificial moon craters will be about 10 metres in diameter and will be three metres deep.

Japanese space startup ispace raises $28 million funding; launches new lunar data platform
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Japanese space startup ispace raises $28 million funding; launches new lunar data platform

A part of the funding will be also used to broaden the possibilities of the lander for the third commercial mission and beyond.

Chandrayaan 3: As mission plans progress, ISRO seeks 75-Crore-addition to proposed mission budget
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Chandrayaan 3: As mission plans progress, ISRO seeks 75-Crore-addition to proposed mission budget

Of the additional budget, Rs 60 crore will reportedly be used towards machinery, equipment, paying salaries and so on.

China's Yutu-2 lunar rover spots a 'gel-like' substance on the Moon's surface
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China's Yutu-2 lunar rover spots a 'gel-like' substance on the Moon's surface

Yutu-2 lunar rover, a part of China's Chang'e 4 mission stumbled upon this substance lunar day 8.

NASA to send equipment to the Moon starting 2020 for Artemis crewed mission in 2024
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NASA to send equipment to the Moon starting 2020 for Artemis crewed mission in 2024

Three American firms have been tasked with sending instruments & equipment to the Moon for the Artemis program.

NASA awards private space tech firm Maxar contract to build lunar Gateway platform
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NASA awards private space tech firm Maxar contract to build lunar Gateway platform

The USA wants to put humans on Mars and revisiting the Moon will be the next big step in that direction.

Q&A: How does NASA expect to pull off landing first woman, next man on the Moon in 5 years?
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Q&A: How does NASA expect to pull off landing first woman, next man on the Moon in 5 years?

Redditers raised many cool questions about the Artemis mission, which was moved up four years sooner than originally planned for in 2028.

Israel's Beresheet spacecraft begins orbiting moon in country's maiden lunar voyage
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Israel's Beresheet spacecraft begins orbiting moon in country's maiden lunar voyage

The Beresheet spacecraft is on a 7-week mission due to make its touch down on the Moon on 11 April.

Israel's first spacecraft to the Moon beams back selfie with Earth in the distance
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Israel's first spacecraft to the Moon beams back selfie with Earth in the distance

Beresheet is due to touch down on 11 April & make Israel the fourth country to land on the moon.

Israel's 'Genesis' spacecraft to take off for its first private lunar mission this week
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Israel's 'Genesis' spacecraft to take off for its first private lunar mission this week

The landing craft dubbed “Beresheet,” will take off from Florida, propelled by a SpaceX Falcon rocket.

NASA's lunar orbiter spots China's Chang'e-4 lander on the Moon's far side
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NASA's lunar orbiter spots China's Chang'e-4 lander on the Moon's far side

The LRO captured the lander on the moon's surface, but the Yutu-2 rover dodged detection.

ISRO announcement highlights: Chandrayaan-2 to launch mid-April, reusable launch vehicle to be tested
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ISRO announcement highlights: Chandrayaan-2 to launch mid-April, reusable launch vehicle to be tested

ISRO plans to invest time & money in developing tech for the Gaganyaan 2020 mission this year.

China's Chang'e-4 probe relays first images after historic touchdown on moon's far side
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China's Chang'e-4 probe relays first images after historic touchdown on moon's far side

Chang'e-4's lander and rover make a successful touch down at 10.26 am PT earlier today.

Why is China's Chang'e-4 lunar mission to the far side of the Moon a big deal?
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Why is China's Chang'e-4 lunar mission to the far side of the Moon a big deal?

The Chang'e-4 mission is also part of China's ambitions to further its space and geopolitical goals.

China prepares for historic mission to land on Moon's dark side on 8 December
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China prepares for historic mission to land on Moon's dark side on 8 December

The mission's success places China as the only nation to visit the Moon's face invisible to Earth.

NASA issues call for science instruments that will be used for the lunar mission
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NASA issues call for science instruments that will be used for the lunar mission

Lander payloads could also conduct technology demonstrations, using the Moon as a technology testbed for Mars.

Apollo 11's 50th Anniversary: How much do you know about the iconic lunar mission?
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Apollo 11's 50th Anniversary: How much do you know about the iconic lunar mission?

Neil Armstrong first stepped on the surface of the moon on 20 July 1969 and the rest was history.

Chandrayaan-2 to be launched in April; lunar mission to attempt first-ever landing on moon's south pole
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Chandrayaan-2 to be launched in April; lunar mission to attempt first-ever landing on moon's south pole

Chandrayaan-2, the lunar mission under which the ISRO will for the first time attempt to land a rover on the moon's south pole, will be launched in April.