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    [Science] Plans for UK’s first moon lander announced at New Scientist Live – AI

    [Science] Plans for UK’s first moon lander announced at New Scientist Live – AI

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    By Leah Crane The SpaceBit rover will explore the moon’s surface with its legs, and will send its data back to the much larger Astrobotic Peregrine lander, which will transmit it back to Earth.David Stock The UK is sending its first rover to the moon, and it is going to be tiny. SpaceBit, a UK-based…
    [NEWS] NASA shares 3D Moon data for CG artists and creators – Loganspace

    [NEWS] NASA shares 3D Moon data for CG artists and creators – Loganspace

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    If you want to set your movie or game on the Moon, it’s not hard to find imagery of our photogenic satellite. But NASA has just released a useful and beautiful new set of data just for creators that includes not just imagery but depth data, making it simple to build an incredibly detailed 3D…
    [NEWS] NASA awards $43.2M to Blue Origin, SpaceX and others for tech to take us to the Moon and Mars – Loganspace

    [NEWS] NASA awards $43.2M to Blue Origin, SpaceX and others for tech to take...

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    NASA has announced the total funding it will distribute to the 14 companies it’s chosen to work with on developing key, innovative technologies that will be instrumental in helping get the agency to the Moon through the Artemis program, and potentially to Mars and beyond later on. The U.S. space agency is awarding $43.2 million…
    [NEWS] Scientists propose ‘Spaceline’ elevator to the Moon – Loganspace

    [NEWS] Scientists propose ‘Spaceline’ elevator to the Moon – Loganspace

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    Fans of sci-fi and fringe tech may already be familiar with the idea of the “space elevator,” which is pretty much exactly what it sounds like — and totally impossible with today’s technology. But a pair of scientists think they’ve found an alternative: a Moon elevator. And it’s slightly less insane… technically. The idea of…
    [Science] India’s Vikram moon lander appears to have crashed on the moon – AI

    [Science] India’s Vikram moon lander appears to have crashed on the moon – AI

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    By Leah Crane Artist’s rendition of the Vikram lander deploying the Pragyan roverISRO/YouTube Once again, an attempted moon landing has not gone according to plan. On 6 September, India’s Vikram lander lost contact with Earth during an attempt to land on the moon and appears to have crashed, just five months after Israel’s Beresheet spacecraft…
    [NEWS] India loses contact with spacecraft during historic moon landing attempt – Loganspace

    [NEWS] India loses contact with spacecraft during historic moon landing attempt – Loganspace

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    India’s attempt to become the first nation to soft land a robotic spacecraft at the moon’s South Pole, an unexplored region, has ended in failure, the space agency said Saturday. Less than two miles above the lunar surface, the Vikram lander (named after Vikram Sarabhai, the father of India’s space program) lost communications with the…
    [NEWS] India loses contact with spacecraft on mission to the moon – Loganspace AI

    [NEWS] India loses contact with spacecraft on mission to the moon – Loganspace AI

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    BENGALURU (Reuters) - India lost contact with a spacecraft it was attempting to land on the moon on Saturday, the chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said, in a setback to the nation’s ambitious plans to become the first country to probe the unexplored lunar south pole. Student walk past a screen during…
    [NEWS] Watch India’s Chandrayaan-2 make its historic moon landing attempt right here – Loganspace

    [NEWS] Watch India’s Chandrayaan-2 make its historic moon landing attempt right here – Loganspace

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    It’s a big day for India’s highly audacious Chandrayaan-2 mission. The nation will attempt to land on the moon’s surface shortly as it inches closer to becoming the fourth in the world to complete a successful lunar landing. ISRO, India’s equivalent of NASA, is live streaming the landing on its website, and YouTube channel (embedded…
    [NEWS] With Chandrayaan-2 launch, India’s ISRO shoots for the Moon on a shoe-string budget – Loganspace

    [NEWS] With Chandrayaan-2 launch, India’s ISRO shoots for the Moon on a shoe-string budget...

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    India took a giant leap in its space program on Monday after its space agency launched a spacecraft that is scheduled to touch down on the Moon in September. The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), which is India’s equivalent of NASA, confirmed the successful launch of the spacecraft as the nation inches closer to become…
    [NEWS] Don’t hold your breath for the moon – Loganspace

    [NEWS] Don’t hold your breath for the moon – Loganspace

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    In the house in which I grew up, a single framed newspaper front page loomed over us. “MAN ON MOON“, it declared jubilantly, in an enormous, suitably momentous typeface. Subheadings included “‘It’s very pretty up here … a fine, soft surface’” and, of course, “A giant leap for mankind.” One leap forward, three steps back.…