The Apollo LM was designed and built by the Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation. The LM is a two-stage vehicle consisting of an ascent stage and a descent stage. During descent to the lunar surface, both stages act as a single unit. Lunar Exploration Module
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Lunar Exploration is 'in' Decadal Survey NASA unveiled it's 2013-2022 decadal survey for Planetary Sciences at the recent Lunar & Planetary Science conference in Houston on March 7, 2001, notes Clive Neal today from the University of Notre Dame. "The document, (downloaded as a PDF file) is very detailed! The Moon was dealt with as part of the Inner Planets Panel and is documented in Chapter 5 of the report.
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Astrogeology: Apollo Mission Media Gallery Lunar Geologic Map Lunar Topography Mosaic of Io The Astrogeology Science Center's mission includes producing planetary maps and cartographic products which reveal topography, geology, topology, image mosaics and more, all made available to the international scientific community and the general public as a national resource. A selection of our more prominant products are listed here.
International Atlas of Lunar Exploration Bringing together a wealth of information from many sources, including some material never before published, this atlas is a comprehensive reference on lunar exploration. It tells the story of every spacecraft mission to the Moon since the dawn of the space age, illustrating each account with a unique combination of maps and annotated photographs. Many of the illustrations were created especially for this atlas, including panoramic photographs from every lunar mission. The missions are listed in chronological order, providing readers with an easy to follow history of lunar missions. Special attention has been given to describing the procedures involved in choosing landing sites for Apollo and its precursors. The atlas also includes missions that were planned but never flown, before looking ahead to future missions as the world's space agencies prepare for a new phase of lunar exploration.
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Program insignia: a lunar crescent with two footprints at its center. Ouyang Ziyuan, a prominent Chinese geologist and chemical cosmologist, was among the first to advocate the exploitation not only of known lunar reserves of metals such as titanium, but also of helium-3, an ideal fuel for future nuclear fusion power plants. He is currently serving as the chief scientist of the Chinese Lunar Exploration Program. Another prominent Chinese scientist, Sun Jiadong, was assigned as the general designer, while scientist Sun Zezhou was assigned as the deputy general designer. Chinese Lunar Exploration Program
on lunar exploration The history of lunar exploration began in 1959, just two years after the launch of Sputnik 1. In the space of just two months the USSR and the USA had both sent missions to successfully fly past the Moon (Luna 1 and Pioneer 4 respectively). On Lunar Exporation
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Taking Lunar Exploration Online | X PRIZE Foundation A screencap of Red Rover's Facebook profile in beta. The social engine is not currently operating this profile. With the acquisition of a Falcon 9 launch contract, Astrobotic is embarking on an unprecedented commercial mission to the moon. In an age of abundant online access and social networking, the opportunities to share the mission online have never been greater.
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Orbiting about 50 kilometers (31 miles) above the lunar surface, NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft will get a "front-row seat" to the total lunar eclipse on June 15, says Noah Petro, Associate Project Scientist for LRO at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. A lunar eclipse happens when the moon passes into Earth's shadow, and a total lunar eclipse occurs when Earth completely blocks the sun, causing the moon to darken and appear to change color. However, the moon doesn't go completely dark because Earth's atmosphere bends (refracts) indirect sunlight toward the moon, giving it dim illumination. untitled
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Lunar Exploration Timeline Lunar Missions Luna 1 - Jan 2, 1959 - Flyby Pioneer 4 - Mar 3, 1959 - Flyby
On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first human being to set foot on the Moon. The first step onto the Lunar surface from the Apollo 11 Lunar Module, the Eagle, fulfilled the promise of President John F. Kennedy that the U.S. would land a man on the Moon before the end of the decade. It was the highlight of an extended U.S. program to study and map the Moon, beginning with Ranger 7 impacting the Moon on July 31, 1964 and culminating with Apollo 17, which left the Moon on December 14, 1972. Lunar Exploration
Earth's Moon: Formation, Composition, Orbit & Exploration | Seasons, Eclipse, Solar System & Astronomy The moon is the easiest celestial object to find in the night sky — when it's there. Moon phases and the moon's orbit are a mystery to many. Because it takes 27.3 days both to rotate on its axis and to orbit Earth, the moon always shows us the same face. We see the moon because of reflected sunlight. How much of it we see depends on its position in relation to Earth and the sSun.
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