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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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 »

Two Magical Places That Sent Apollo 11 to the Moon and Back

“Thank you, the 300-and-some-thousand Americans working on that program,” Michael Collins, the command module pilot of Apollo 11, said in a recent interview.As he was working in the lunar module cockpit there was a knock on the door. Read more »

India’s Going to the Moon, and the Country Is Pumped

VideoStudents launched a model water-propelled rocket during a lesson by the Space India education company at Sri Venkateshwar International School in Dwarka, New Delhi.”ImageA collage made by students depicting the Chandrayaan II moon mission. Read more »

Neglected After Apollo, the Moon Comes Back Around

”For India, reaching the moon would highlight its technological advances.The second flight — the first with astronauts aboard — would zip around the moon, but not land, in 2022. Read more »

How Was the Moon Made? We Won’t Know Until We Go Back

The closer scientists look at theories of how the moon formed, the more questions they find.But if we want to understand how our moon formed, and link its chemical properties to its origin, we need to overcome these challenges. Read more »

Apollo 11 Moon Landing 50th Anniversary

By Vicki Goldberg

How ‘The Twilight Zone’ First Saw Man on the Moon
The 1959 pilot episode, airing a decade before the first moon landing, bore what would become the series’ hallmark: narrating Cold War anxieties through a mix of science and superstition.Essay

Why Apollo 10 Stopped Just 47,000 Feet From the Moon
In a year when we’ll celebrate Apollo 11’s 50th anniversary, it’s worth remembering the pathfinders who completed the same mission with one critical order: don’t actually land on the moon.
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