This Robot’s Journey to an Icy Alien Moon Starts Beneath Antarctica

Science|This Robot’s Journey to an Icy Alien Moon Starts Beneath AntarcticaNASA scientists completed field tests in November of a floating rover they hope will one day travel to Europa, the frozen ocean moon of Jupiter.In November, scientists and engineers from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory successfully field tested Bruie — the “Buoyant Rover for Under-Ice Exploration” — beneath the ice of eastern Antarctica. Read more »

How an Icy Moon of Saturn Got Its Stripes

Science|How an Icy Moon of Saturn Got Its StripesTrilobitesScientists have developed an explanation for one of the most striking features of Enceladus, an ocean world that has the right ingredients for life.A false-color mosaic of Saturn’s moon Enceladus, taken following a 2008 fly-by of NASA’s Cassini spacecraft. Read more »

A Billion Pixels and the Search for India’s Crashed Moon Lander

The Indian space agency has been tight-lipped about the fate of Vikram, but crowdsourcing and NASA’s openness led to its discovery.A map of the moon’s surface, made by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, showing the Vikram spacecraft’s intended landing site. Read more »

NASA Finds India’s Vikram Moon Lander Crash Site, With Amateur’s Help

Science|NASA Finds India’s Vikram Moon Lander Crash Site, With Amateur’s HelpSince India lost contact with the spacecraft in September, the precise location of its crash has been a mystery.2, 2019NASA has found pieces of Vikram, a small spacecraft that India attempted to land on the moon in September. Read more »

If I Touched the Moon, What Would It Feel Like?

Science|If I Touched the Moon, What Would It Feel Like?Good QuestionIf you like handling tiny glass shards, sure, go ahead and touch the lunar surface. Read more »

NASA’s New Spacesuits Unveiled, for Trips to the Moon and Beyond

Science|NASA’s New Spacesuits Unveiled, for Trips to the Moon and BeyondThe agency is racing to meet President Trump’s timeline for putting American astronauts on the lunar surface by 2024.ImageNASA administrator Jim Bridenstine, left, and space suit engineer Kristine Davis, during a demonstration of the a new spacesuit at NASA headquarters in Washington on Tuesday. Read more »

India’s Chandrayaan-2 Marks 60 Years of Moon Crashes and Hard Landings

India’s Chandrayaan-2 moon lander made a hard landing on Sept.Finding Vikram

India lost communication with Chandrayaan-2’s lander, named Vikram, as it descended toward a planned landing site near the moon’s south pole.
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Did India’s Chandrayaan-2 Moon Lander Survive? The Chances Are Slim

ImageMembers of India’s news media — and the rest of the world — waited on Saturday for news of the progress of the Vikram moon lander, which lost contact with Earth.10, 2019India’s first moon lander, which fell silent as it headed toward the lunar surface on Friday, has been located from orbit, the country’s space agency says. Read more »

India Says It Has Located Chandrayaan-2 Lander on Moon’s Surface

Asia Pacific|India Says It Has Located Chandrayaan-2 Lander on Moon’s SurfaceImageA radar system in Bangalore, India.The country was aiming to be the fourth nation to accomplish a successful moon landing. Read more »

India Looks Hopefully to the Moon Ahead of Chandrayaan-2 Landing

On Saturday, India could become the fourth country ever to land on the lunar surface.ImageStudents gathered in Sriharikota, on India’s east coast, to watch the Indian Space Research Organization’s launch of the Chandrayaan-2 mission spacecraft in July. Read more »

India Loses Contact With Chandrayaan-2 Moon Lander During Its Descent

VideoThe Chandrayaan-2 mission appeared to end in failure, thwarting India’s bid to become the fourth country to land on the moon.CreditCreditJagadeesh Nv/EPA, via ShutterstockBANGALORE, India — India’s attempt to land a robotic spacecraft near the moon’s South Pole on Saturday appeared to end in failure. Read more »

Five Women Who Made the Moon Landing Possible

JoAnn Morgan: NASA, via Getty ImagesBy Jul 23, 2019You’re reading In Her Words, where women rule the headlines.”JoAnn Morgan was NASA’s only female engineer at that time — and Apollo 11 was her debut as the first female launch controller. Read more »

India Launches Chandrayaan-2 Moon Mission on Second Try

VideoIndia’s first moon lander, Chandrayaan-2, launched on Monday, a week after a first attempt was canceled at the last minute.CreditCreditArun Sankar/Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesSATISH DHAWAN SPACE CENTER, India — India is on its way to the moon. Read more »

The Apollo 11 Moon Landing in Augmented Reality

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armstrong Houston, this is Tranquility Base.
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We Went to the Moon. Why Can’t We Solve Climate Change?

]Could a “moon shot” for climate change cool a warming planet?And a determined faction even argues that climate change is a hoax, as President Donald Trump has falsely stated at various times. Read more »

Apollo 11 Anniversary: Everything You Need to Read on the Moon Landing

Science|Apollo 11 Anniversary: Everything You Need to Read on the Moon LandingImageA view of the Moon's north pole made from 18 images taken by NASA's Galileo.Here is a roundup of some of our reporting this year on Apollo 11. Read more »

One Small Step for Man, One Big Step for Moon Boots

“Framed in the photo was evidence of man on the moon,” Mr.“A single footprint, showing in perfect detail a reverse mold of the treads from the bottom of my moon boot. Read more »

For Apollo 11 He Wasn’t on the Moon. But His Coffee Was Warm.

[Read all Times reporting on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.”Three days later, the Apollo 11 capsule splashed down in the Pacific. Read more »

How Moon-Landing Tapes Found in a $218 Batch Could Fetch $1 Million

ImageFootage from tapes being auctioned on Saturday as the “only surviving first-generation recordings of the historic moon walk.The bidding on Saturday starts at $700,000, and Sotheby’s estimates they will sell for over $1 million. Read more »

Messages on the Moon From a World Turned Upside Down

EssayOur journey to the moon took us a long way from Earth, but it was always tangled up with power politics here on the ground.ImageCreditCreditMike McQuade[Read all Times reporting on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Read more »