Stories tagged: moon
Fri., Nov. 15, 2019
When astronomers looked at the night sky long ago, they also wondered about questions just like this one. You know, I also was curious about why the moon looks so …
Sun., Sept. 8, 2019
A day after India’s mission to land on the moon appeared to have failed, the country’s space agency announced that the missing lander had been located.
Mon., July 22, 2019
India successfully launched an unmanned spacecraft to the far side of the moon Monday, a week after aborting the mission because of a technical problem.
Sat., July 20, 2019
Ever since humans have looked up at the night sky, there have been wild theories about the moon and its power over us. Here are five myths that maintain a …
Sun., July 14, 2019
India has aborted the launch of a spacecraft intended to land on the far side of the moon, citing a “technical snag”
Fri., July 12, 2019
India is looking to take a giant leap in its space program and solidify its place among the world’s spacefaring nations with its second unmanned mission to the moon, this …
UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019
NASA’s chief says the Trump administration’s proposed $1.6 billion budget boost is a “good start” for putting astronauts back on the moon.
Tue., April 30, 2019
A space rock left a massive crater on the moon during January’s total lunar eclipse.
Thu., April 18, 2019
The Israeli start-up behind last week’s failed lunar landing says human error may have caused the spacecraft to crash into the moon.
Thu., April 11, 2019
An Israeli spacecraft has failed in its attempt to make history as the first privately funded lunar mission.
UPDATED: Thu., April 4, 2019
The first Israeli spacecraft to journey to the moon passed its most crucial test yet on Thursday when it dropped into lunar orbit one week ahead of landing.
UPDATED: Tue., March 26, 2019
Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday called for American astronauts to return to the lunar surface within five years, a bold and exceedingly difficult challenge that would push NASA to …
Tue., Feb. 26, 2019
An Israeli spacecraft that blasted off last week for the country’s first attempted lunar landing has encountered a technical glitch on its voyage to the moon.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019
A diminutive nugget of a moon has been discovered lurking in the inner orbit of Neptune.
Fri., Jan. 4, 2019
A Chinese space rover explored the lunar terrain Friday in the world’s first mission on the surface of the far side of the moon.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019
When China announced on Thursday that it had successfully landed on the far side of the moon, it wasn’t just a scientific breakthrough. To Beijing, its expanding space mission also …
Tue., Dec. 18, 2018
Fifty years ago on Christmas Eve, a tumultuous year of assassinations, riots and war drew to a close in heroic and hopeful fashion with the three Apollo 8 astronauts reading …
Thu., Nov. 1, 2018
NASA announced this summer that it plans to head back to the moon in the 2020s, about 50 years after astronauts last visited. But this time, the moon isn’t considered …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 14, 2018
SpaceX said it has signed the first private moon traveler, with some changes to its original game plan.
Sat., April 28, 2018
Months after President Donald Trump signed a directive ordering NASA to return astronauts to the moon, the space agency has canceled its only lunar rover currently in development.
Thu., March 29, 2018
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will meet South Korean President Moon Jae-in at a border village on April 27, the South announced Thursday, for a rare summit that could …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 29, 2018
The moon is providing a rare triple treat this week.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 7, 2017
Former Apollo 12 astronaut Richard Gordon, one of a dozen men who flew around the moon but didn’t land there, has died, NASA said. The Seattle native was 88.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 5, 2017
Trump administration officials are pledging to send Americans back to the moon – and then on to Mars.
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 5, 2017
If you’re going to watch a solar eclipse, you need to wear special glasses. There’s not anything different about the sun or its radiation during the eclipse – it’s just …
Tue., July 25, 2017
Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Cold war clash, July 27, 1959
UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017
A bag containing traces of moon dust is heading to auction – surrounded by some fallout from a galactic court battle.
Tue., July 4, 2017
The failure of China’s Long March 5 rocket deals a rare setback to China’s highly successful space program that could delay plans to bring back moon samples and offer rival …
Fri., April 28, 2017
The total solar eclipse that will pass over Central Oregon in August is a big enough deal that the staff at Pine Mountain Observatory will be playing hooky for the …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 27, 2017
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – SpaceX said Monday it will fly two people to the moon next year, a feat not attempted since NASA’s Apollo heyday close to half a century …