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    Apollo computer

    This story appeared recently in Fast Company as part of a series they are running on the moon landing. Sometimes it's good to revisit technology milestones to appreciate just what we have today.
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    China Releases Footage of First Far Side Moon Landing

    China successfully made humanity's first soft landing on the far side of the Moon earlier this year. Fortunately, it's 2019, and we have cameras and transmitters far better than the ones bolted onto Apollo-era spacecraft, so China's National Space Administration just released a video of the Moon...
  3. DooKey

    NASA Wants Its Deep Space Gateway Habitat To Orbit The Moon By 2024

    NASA has been thinking about the Moon for a while now, but they haven't really presented a way forward. However, they are moving forward now and have released their most detailed plan on how they will go about it. They are going to put a Deep Space Gateway in orbit around the Moon by 2024. It...
  4. DooKey

    The First Privately-Funded Unmanned Spacecraft Might Land on the Moon in February

    An Israeli company is going to be the first to land a privately-funded unmanned spacecraft on the moon if everything goes to plan early next year. SpaceIL originally started this project as part of the Google Lunar XPrize, but they along with all the other competitors weren't able to make the...
  5. DooKey

    Blue Origin Targets Moon Landing by 2023 as an Early Step Toward Lunar Settlement

    Jeff Bezos and his Blue Origin space company are literally shooting for the moon it appears. Blue Origin's business development director recently laid out a plan to land a human on the moon by 2023 and then expand their capability from there and put permanent settlements on the moon. As a matter...
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    The Moon is Getting 4G Coverage

    Reuters is reporting that Vodaphone and Nokia are teaming up to put the first mobile phone network on the moon next year. The reason? Unfortunately not a theme park (yet), but to stream high-definition video from the lunar landscape back to earth. Nokia is developing space-grade 4G networking...
  7. DooKey

    New Discovery Raises Hope for Human Colonization of the Moon

    In October 2017, Japan’s Selenological and Engineering Explorer probe discovered a massive underground cave on the Moon. The space, which is 100 meters (328 feet) wide and 50 kilometers (31 miles) long, is being touted as a potential location for a lunar station. In fact, some experts are...
  8. DooKey

    Everything You Need to Know About China's Ambitious Space Plans

    Over at Wired, they've put together a great story about the future of the Chinese space program and where they want to be by 2030. I believe, just as the author of this story believes, that China is going to be a major power in space in the next decade or so and they will definitely be a tough...
  9. DooKey

    The Moon Express MX-1E Lander Is Heading for the Moon or Bus

    Google can’t resist a moon shot, but this one is literal: A decade ago, the company announced the Google Lunar X Prize—$20 million for the first private firm to build a robot that can soft-land on the surface of the moon, travel 500 meters, and beam hi-def video back to Earth. Everywhere we...
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    Moon looks Remarkably Like The Death Star

    NASA's Cassini spacecraft has sent back some amazing images in it's 20 year service, and one image it has captured is this of Tethys, Saturn's fifth-largest moon. In this photo, Tethys' crater, Odysseus, makes the moon look suspiciously like the Death Star. Pretty incredible photo, and I do see...
  11. FrgMstr

    Moon Dust by the Bag

    You might remember this story from a couple of years ago. A lawyer snatched up a bag of actual Moon dust that was collected during the Apollo 11 Mission by Neil Armstrong in 1969. It was mis-inventoried and NASA screwed the pooch and sold it off for $995. She sold it this week for $1.8M at an...
  12. FrgMstr

    Amazon Profit Dollars to Build City on the Moon

    Ever wonder where all your money goes? Highly likely a bunch of it might be going to Moon very soon. Just think about it, you have likely been the lifeblood to facilitating the human race leaving our planet. And let's face it, there are a lot of reasons to leave. Check out the video.
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