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SpiceX Plans to Send 2 Men on Trip Around Moon in 2018

After almost 50 years after NASA claimed to have landed its astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the Moon on July 20, 1969, the US private space company SpaceX is planning to send two private citizens next year, not to land but orbit around. In a statement, SpaceX said, "We are excited to announce that SpaceX has been approached ...

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Manned Mission to Mars May Halt at Moon, Saving Energy

For a manned mission to Mars, a detour to the moon is the best route to Mars as it could fuel up and streamline cargo by 68 percent, said a study. Since launching humans to Mars may not require a full tank of gas, the study by MIT suggests that a Martian mission may lighten its launch load considerably by ...

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44 Years Ago Today Apollo 14 Touched Down on Moon

On Feb. 5. 1971, the Apollo 14 crew module landed on the moon with Captain Alan Bartlett Shepard, Jr. (USN), commander; Major Stuart Allen Roosa (USAF), command module pilot; and Commander Edgar Dean Mitchell (USN), lunar module pilot, said NASA. NASA Released a photo that shows Shepard stands by the Modular Equipment Transporter (MET), a cart for carrying around tools, ...

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Team Indus wins $1 Million Google Lunar Xprize, Joins Big 6 Space Club

Bangalore-based firm Team Indus, a startup has bagged Google Lunar Xprize worth $1 million this year for Landing category after competing established players in the worldwide competition. The prize, also known as Moon 2.0, was set up by the X Prize Foundation and sponsored by Google. The Team Indus has been given the prize for its contribution in key technological are ...

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