NASA wants to land humans on the moon in just five years — and the agency has chosen its first company to help the Artemis program build a lunar outpost for those astronauts: Maxar.
Scientists say a giant impact knocked off the raw ingredients for the moon off the primitive molten Earth and into orbit.
What will it take for NASA to put humans back on the moon? Aside from a still-undetermined sum of cash, the agency will need to launch about 37 moon missions between now and 2028.
India is now gearing up for the July launch of Chandrayaan-2, a robotic lunar orbiter/lander/rover combo that is slated to touch down at a predetermined site close to the lunar south pole.
The moon will make a close pass to Saturn this evening (May 22), so close that our natural satellite will block the view of the ringed planet for skywatchers in parts of the world.
Ours is a moon with two faces: The nearside boasts a thinner and smoother crust, the farside is dotted by impact craters left nearly undisturbed by lava flows.
The National Space Society's International Space Development Conference will take place next month amid a large policy shift for NASA: sending humans to the moon, and soon.
Scientists may be one step closer to solving the mystery of water on the moon; the secret may lie in a synergistic interaction between the solar wind, micrometeorites and moon dust.
NASA's push to land humans on the moon in 2024, along with the agency's ongoing research on the International Space Station, could serve as excellent analog environments for a mission to Mars.
A mission to the moon may be a good "steppingstone" for sending humans to Mars, but will NASA's new push to put humans on the moon in 2024 will help get the agency to Mars by the 2030s?
A sharp-eyed NASA spacecraft spotted the probable remains of an Israeli spacecraft that crash-landed on the moon last month.
The first rover on the far side of the moon may have discovered the first samples from the moon's mantle, released from the lunar interior by a giant, ancient cosmic impact, a new study finds.
NASA may actually have a better chance of pulling off its next moon shot now that the timeline has been moved up four years, agency officials say.
Half a century after NASA sent men to the moon under project "Apollo," the space agency is now working to land men — and women — on the lunar surface as part of its "Artemis" program.
The moon is still tectonically active, like Earth, generating moonquakes just like our planet creates earthquakes, a new study based on Apollo mission data found.