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India to launch second lunar mission on July 22 after delay
Posted on July 18, 2019 at 5:55 am

India's space agency said on Thursday it would launch the country's second lunar mission on July 22, after the original launch was called off due to a 'technical snag' earlier this week. […]

'The Dish' still beaming signals from Australia 50 years after moon walk
Posted on July 18, 2019 at 2:44 am

It's known as "The Dish" and it soars above a nondescript paddock in rural Australia. Without it, hundreds of millions of people would never have seen all of the generation-defining footage of Neil Armstrong walking on the moon 50 years ago. […]

'Artificial snow' could save stricken Antarctic ice sheet - study
Posted on July 17, 2019 at 7:48 pm

Governments could stop the West Antarctic Ice Sheet from sliding into the ocean and submerging coastal cities by launching a last-ditch engineering project to blanket its surface with "artificial snow", according to a study released on Wednesday. […]

Apollo 11's astronauts snapped photos for science. Then came MTV
Posted on July 17, 2019 at 2:48 pm

The Apollo 11 astronauts who made mankind's first visit to the moon 50 years ago were trained in how to take pictures for science. Back on Earth, some of those photos became pop culture touchstones. […]

Apollo moon rocks shed new light on Earth's volcanoes
Posted on July 17, 2019 at 12:39 pm

Fifty years after humans first set foot on the moon, scientists believe rock samples collected by Apollo astronauts could help predict volcanic eruptions on Earth more accurately. […]

Buzz Aldrin, second man on moon, recalls 'magnificent desolation'
Posted on July 17, 2019 at 1:34 am

Fifty years after their history-making voyage to the moon, Buzz Aldrin recalls the first moments of the Apollo 11 launch being so smooth that he and his two crewmates, Neil Armstrong and Mike Collins, were unsure precisely when they left the ground. […]

Apollo 11 astronaut returns to launch pad where first humans lifted off for the moon
Posted on July 16, 2019 at 10:08 pm

Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins returned to the launch pad Tuesday at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida where he flew to the moon 50 years ago along with the late Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. […]

Neil Armstrong's Apollo 11 spacesuit unveiled at Smithsonian
Posted on July 16, 2019 at 8:01 pm

The spacesuit astronaut Neil Armstrong wore during his mission to the moon went on public display for the first time in 13 years on Tuesday, at the Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum exactly 50 years to the day when Apollo 11 launched into space. […]

Robots to install telescopes to peer into cosmos from the moon
Posted on July 16, 2019 at 2:08 pm

As the United States races to put humans back on the moon for the first time in nearly 50 years, a NASA-funded lab in Colorado aims to send robots there to deploy telescopes that will look far into our galaxy, remotely operated by orbiting astronauts. […]

SpaceX astronaut mission looking 'increasingly difficult' in 2019: executive
Posted on July 15, 2019 at 10:32 pm

As Elon Musk's SpaceX closes in on the possible cause of a fiery explosion in April that destroyed one of its astronaut capsules, a company executive said on Monday its plan to launch humans into space this year looked "increasingly difficult." […]

On the menu soon: lab-grown steak for eco-conscious diners
Posted on July 15, 2019 at 7:19 pm

Diners in some upmarket restaurants will soon be able to tuck into laboratory-grown steak, thanks to an Israeli startup that seeks to tap into consumer concerns about health, the environment and animal welfare. […]

Scientists look for answers to earth's beginning under the moonscape
Posted on July 15, 2019 at 6:05 pm

As countries and companies rush to build infrastructure on the moon, some researchers are planning to dig under its rocky soil to unlock mysteries about Earth that have eluded scientists since astronauts first stepped foot on its surface a half century ago. […]

India's second lunar mission delayed due to 'technical snag': ISRO
Posted on July 15, 2019 at 6:21 am

India's space agency said it delayed the launch of its second lunar mission, Chandrayaan-2, in the early hours of Monday due to a "technical snag" which was observed less than an hour before the scheduled liftoff. […]

China's manned space lab to re-enter atmosphere on Friday
Posted on July 13, 2019 at 3:08 am

China's manned space lab Tiangong-2 has finished experiments and will re-enter Earth's atmosphere on July 19, authorities said on Saturday. […]

Probe starts after UAE satellite lost in failed Vega launch
Posted on July 11, 2019 at 8:01 pm

An investigation is under way after a European Vega rocket failed after take-off, destroying a military observation satellite as it was about to be placed in orbit for the United Arab Emirates, European space authorities said on Thursday. […]