The moon and Mars have battled for precedence in NASA's exploration priorities.
Scientists say a giant impact knocked off the raw ingredients for the moon off the primitive molten Earth and into orbit.
As Artemis 1 prepares for an epic launch toward the moon, NASA and a space law expert discuss the Artemis Accords governing the agency's future missions, alongside international partners.
Astrobotic received NASA funding for its mission to send a rover to the moon and keep operating it after the frigid, two-week-long lunar night.
NASA will launch a dedicated tracking website Sunday (Aug. 28), the day before the moon mission's first liftoff opportunity.
NASA's Artemis program aims to return humans to the moon, in preparation for our eventual journey to Mars.
The Artemis program may see the first European orbit the moon in 2025 and have European landers touch down on Earth's companion in early 2030s.
With NASA's return to the moon with Artemis moving ever closer, lunar scientists look forward to the possibilities for science.
NASA has cleared its Artemis 1 mission to launch an uncrewed test flight around the moon on Aug. 29.
On Thursday Aug. 25 we will have an opportunity to catch sight of the two brightest objects in the night sky, Venus and the moon, engaged in a final morning dance.
NASA's historic Artemis 1 mission will launch toward the moon one week from today (Aug. 22), if all goes according to plan.
For practically all of human existence, we've been fascinated by our closest celestial neighbor, incorporating it into myth, fantasy and scientific research.
An immersive, virtual reality experience will put viewers next to the launch pad as Artemis 1 lifts off for the moon. The mission is scheduled for Aug. 29.
NASA will unveil potential future landing sites for human return on the surface of the moon and you can watch the briefing on Space.com today (Aug. 19), or directly on the space agency's website.
Reference Artemis 3 is a planned landing mission that will put humans on the surface of the moon. It is scheduled to touch down in 2025, assuming previous missions go to plan.
Reference Artemis 2 will launch a crew of astronauts around the moon in a system using the Space Launch System megarocket and Orion spacecraft.
Three mannequins and several biological and radiation experiments will assess the radiation environment near the moon during Artemis 1.
The OMOTENASHI mission is the only secondary payload on Artemis 1 that will have a controlled landing on the surface of the moon.