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Lunar Exploration. Lunar Exploration Module. The Apollo LM was designed and built by the Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation.

Lunar Exploration Module

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. The ascent stage separates and functions independently during the ascent to lunar orbit, using the descent stage as a launching platform. Lunar Science and Exploration. 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.

Lunar Exploration is 'in' Decadal Survey

"The document, (downloaded as a PDF file) is very detailed! Lunar Exploration - Missions to the Moon. Lunar Exploration Program|JAXA Space Exploration Center. NASA 360: 21st Century Lunar Exploration - Watch the full episode now. Watch TV shows and movies free online.

NASA 360: 21st Century Lunar Exploration - Watch the full episode now.

Stream episodes of Family Guy, Grey's Anatomy, SNL, Modern Family and many more hit shows. It appears that software on your computer is blocking JavaScript. To enjoy, you'll need to enable JavaScript in your web browser. Please configure your security software or browser plugins to allow to load JavaScript. If you require assistance, please contact customer support. Lunar Prospector Home Page. . Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter . 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.

Astrogeology: Apollo Mission Media Gallery

A selection of our more prominant products are listed here. If you have questions about using our data products please see our usage page. To find raw spacecraft imagery, please visit PILOT, the planetary image locator tool. 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.

International Atlas of 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. Kennedy 2 Lunar Exploration Project - K2LX. Chinese Lunar Exploration Program.

Program insignia: a lunar crescent with two footprints at its center.

Chinese Lunar Exploration Program

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. The leading program manager is Luan Enjie. On Lunar Exporation. MoonViews - Providing Imagery and Data For Lunar Exploration. Taking Lunar Exploration Online. A screencap of Red Rover's Facebook profile in beta.

Taking Lunar Exploration Online

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. Traditionally, the public relied on media outlets like television and newspaper to deliver news about space exploration. Social media has revolutionized how the public is able to get information. Lunar Exploration Vehicles -National Air and Space Museum Exhibition Home Page.

Sci.esa. Lunar Exploration Analysis Group (LEAG) Untitled. 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. Since indirect sunlight must travel through Earth's atmosphere before reaching the moon, any clouds or dust in the atmosphere will block certain colors in the sunlight, causing the moon to seem to change color, frequently turning it yellow, orange, or red. ESMD. <center><div class="site_errors"><div class="floatType_site_error_top"></div><div class="floatType_site_error"><table summary="layout table"><tr><td bgcolor="#000000"><font color="#ffffff"><h2><img src="/templateimages/redesign/modules/overlay/site_error.gif" title="Site Error" alt="Site Error"/>There's a problem with your browser or settings.


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Lunar Missions Luna 1 - Jan 2, 1959 - Flyby Pioneer 4 - Mar 3, 1959 - Flyby Luna 2 - Sep 12, 1959 - Impact Luna 3 - Oct 4, 1959 - Probe Ranger 1 - Aug 23, 1961 - Attempted Test Flight Ranger 2 - Nov 18, 1961 - Attempted Test Flight Ranger 3 - Jan 26, 1962 - Attempted Impact.

Lunar Exploration Timeline

Lunar Exploration. 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. Earth's Moon: Formation, Composition, Orbit & Exploration. The moon is the easiest celestial object to find in the night sky — when it's there. Earth's only natural satellite hovers above us bright and round until it seemingly disappears for a few nights.

Travel Books: Guidebooks to International and U.S. Destinations. The Moon. The Moon General Information Missions to the Moon Current and Past Missions. Moon Phase Images. Moon Phases. Moon Phases Free Daily Moon Phases Website Module Past & Future Moon Phase Calendars The free moon module shown above is pretty useful.

But if you'd like additional features like monthly calendars, upcoming full moon / new moon info, and other details, download a copy of QuickPhase for use anytime on your personal computer. I created it, so I couldn't be biased :-) ... but it's a big time-saver if you're looking at the moon phases regularly. Here are a few core features: Moon Phases. Moon. Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera.