Russia is planning a manned mission to the Moon in 2030-2031, Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) First Deputy Head Alexander Ivanov said on Monday, July 14, reports TASS.
A manned flight to Mars is possible in view of integration of international projects, technologies and means of the leading space agencies, and will take place in the next 20-25 years, Deputy General Director of Central Research Institute of Machine Building Alexander Danilyuk said at the round table in RIA Novosti.
The man who designed China's Jade Rabbit moon rover hopes a more advanced version of his creation will be sent to Mars, state media reported, underscoring Beijing's increasingly ambitious space programme.
The Russian state corporation Roscosmos intends to hold a meeting in August on developing super-heavy rocket carrier involving a wide range of enterprises of the industry.
The moon will welcome its first tourists as early as 2017, Space Adventures, a US-based space tourism company, said Wednesday.
Our planet is a bit older than previously thought, a new research by Geochemists from the University of Lorraine in Nancy, France, suggests. It was presented at the Goldschmidt Geochemistry Conference in Sacramento, California June 10.
An Arizona man was arrested for unlawfully discharging a firearm and told authorities that he was trying to shoot the moon.
The Moon might be the child of the Earth and another small planet, scientists say, claiming they have evidence of oxygen isotopes in Apollo moon samples. The team of German researchers studied several lunar meteorites and three basalt rock samples brought back by the crews of the Apollo 11, Apollo 12 and Apollo 16 missions some forty years ago, which they say contain evidence of a Mars-sized planet called Theia having crashed into Earth and created the moon.
Forever teamed up, the Earth and the moon are whirling around the sun as though dancing, that's common knowledge. Earth apparently leads the dance, while the smaller and lighter moon follows like a lady partner. Like the best dancing partners, Earth and the moon are drawn to to each other like a magnet, by means of gravitation.
Russia will start colonizing the Moon in 2030, Izvestia daily reported on Thursday. The daily has received a draft concept of Russian lunar program developed by enterprises of the Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), a Russian Academy of Sciences institute and Moscow State University.
After the impressive blood moon eclipse of April 14 – 15 another outstanding celestial event is underway - the first solar eclipse of the year set to occur on April 29. It will be an annular eclipse, meaning the sun will not be entirely obscured by the moon.
Access for foreign aid designed to reach Syrians most in need has not improved despite a UN Security Council resolution passed two months ago, the UN chief said in a report Wednesday, according to AFP.
John C. Houbolt, an engineer whose contributions to the U.S. space program were vital to NASA's successful moon landing in 1969, has died. He was 95.
Stargazers, don't miss a chance to view a total lunar eclipse tonight! It will be the first in an extraordinary row of total lunar eclipses and is expected to last around 78 minutes. A total lunar eclipse occurs when the sun, the Earth and the moon are in perfect alignment so that the Earth's shadow completely covers the surface of the moon.
Russia plans to organize a permanent base on the moon rather than leave it after several successful missions, the Russian deputy defense minister in charge of defense and space industries said. "The moon is not an intermediate point in the [space] race, it is a separate, even a self-contained goal. It would hardly be rational to make some ten or twenty flights to the moon, and then wind it all up and fly to the Mars or some asteroids.
The Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) has created a team of specialists, which will elaborate the Moon program. The scientists plan to launch three spacecraft – two landing and one orbital – to the Moon to the end of this decade.
Stargazers, prepare for a real treat! Mid-April will mark the beginning of an extraordinary series of total lunar eclipses. The first unique event will start April 14 and last around 77 minutes. It will commence with the Moon entering the Earth's umbral shadow. When the celestial body will be completely in the shadow of the Earth, in what is known as "totality," the Moon will not disappear but instead turn a different shade.
Experts say that future expeditions to the Moon may face quite a few dangers. One of them is meteorite attacks.
Federal Space Agency head Oleg Ostapenko and European Space Agency (ESA) Director General Jean-Jacques Dordain have discussed cooperation in Mars and Moon research programs.