Posts Tagged 'moon landing'

Private Company Plans To Bring Moon Rocks Back To Earth In 3 Years

According to ArsTechnica –

After several years of secrecy, a company called Moon Express revealed the scope of its ambitions on Wednesday. And they are considerable. The privately held company released plans for a single, modular spacecraft that can be combined to form successfully larger and more capable vehicles. Ultimately the company plans to establish a lunar outpost in 2020 and set up commercial operations on the Moon. Perhaps most intriguingly, Moon Express says it is self-funded to begin bringing kilograms of lunar rocks back to Earth within about three years.

Continue reading HERE.

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Apollo Photos Now On Flickr

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Last week NASA posted nearly 14,000 high res photos taken by the astronauts during the Apollo moon missions. It’s a goldmine for space geeks.

See the pics HERE.

A Few Rarely Seen Images From The Apollo Program

apollo-sSee all the pictures HERE.

 

First Advert To Be Placed On Moon In 2015

LUNAR_DREAM2-sAccording to TheVerge –

Japanese beverage maker Otsuka is sending a 1 kilogram titanium can filled with powdered sports drink and children’s dreams to the moon. The specially designed canister, which contains a shipment of Otsuka’s Pocari Sweat powder, will mark a disturbing new frontier for humanity: the first commercial product delivered to another world for marketing purposes. The canister will be carried to the lunar surface aboard the first planned private moon-landing mission, set to take place in October 2015. Otsuka says it hopes that the stunt will inspire young people to become astronauts, so they can travel the 380,000 kilometers (236,121 miles) to our closest celestial neighbor, crack open the can, and consume the powder inside.

Continue reading and watch video HERE.

 

NASA Recreates The Making of ‘Earthrise’ Photo [video]

45 years ago today, Christmas eve 1968, the crew of Apollo 8 was orbiting the moon when they spotted the Earth rising above the moon’s horizon. The crew scrambled to take the iconic photo everyone knows as ‘Earthrise’. NASA recreated this moment using the original audio and stunning graphics.

First Man To Pee On The Moon – And 4 Other Odd Apollo 11 Facts

On the 42nd. anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, the HousonPress reported 5 very weird facts about the mission.

One giant leak for mankind — Neil Armstrong may have been the first man to set foot on the moon, but Buzz Aldrin was the first one to take a leak on it. As millions watched across the globe unknowingly, Buzz let loose the floodgates and enjoyed a good old session of draining the lizard.

Read all 5 items HERE.

Apollo 18 Trailer [video]

Apollo 18, to be released 4/22/11, looks to be a hit with space nerds.


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