Posts Tagged 'lunar'

New 360° Panorama From The Moon


Experience the latest 360° view from the surface of the moon.

Chang’e 3 is a lunar exploration mission operated by the China National Space Administration (CNSA), incorporating a robotic lander and China’s first lunar rover. It was launched in December 2013 as part of the second phase of the Chinese Lunar Exploration Program.

Go to 360° image HERE.

Telescope To Be Planted On Moon in 2015

moon-telescopeAccording to CBC –

A telescope that is set to launch to the moon in 2015 will allow the public to go on the Internet and view the Earth from the lunar surface. The privately funded telescope, known as the International Lunar Observatory precursor (ILO-X), was designed and built by Silicon Valley-based Moon Express Inc. “It’s citizen science on the moon and it’s really a new model of public participation,” Moon Express CEO Bob Richards told The Canadian Press on Tuesday. “This will be a small, but very high-performance telescope on the moon that the public and scientists or professionals and amateurs alike will have access to over the internet.”

Continue reading HERE


Neil Armstrong Talks About Time On Lunar Surface

NPR reports –

Well, this doesn’t happen every day.
In yesterday’s post, I talked about Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin’s walk across the lunar surface back in 1969 and wondered, how come they walked such a modest distance? Less than a hundred yards from their lander?
Today Neil Armstrong wrote in to say, here are the reasons:
* It was really, really hot on the moon, 200 degrees Fahrenheit. We needed protection.
* We were wearing new-fangled, water-cooled uniforms and didn’t know how long the coolant would last.
* We didn’t know how far we could go in our space suits.
* NASA wanted us to conduct our experiments in front of a fixed camera.
* We [meaning Neil] cheated just a little, and very briefly bounded off to take pictures of some interesting bedrock.

Read Neil Armstrong’s email HERE.

New Photos Of Lunar Landing Sites

lro_apollo11siteNASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter is currently orbiting the moon to map the surface. It has sent back images of the Apollo landing sites. The images are low resolution now – later images will be twice the resolution. I can’t wait.

Read more HERE.


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