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How We'll Get Back to the Moon. How We'll Get Back to the Moon Before the end of the next decade, NASA astronauts will again explore the surface of the moon.

How We'll Get Back to the Moon

And this time, we're going to stay, building outposts and paving the way for eventual journeys to Mars and beyond. There are echoes of the iconic images of the past, but it won't be your grandfather's moon shot. Image left: NASA's new Crew Exploration Vehicle and lander head for lunar orbit. Why The Moon? <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.

Why The Moon?

</h2></font><font color="#ffffff"><p>Your browser or your browser's settings are not supported. To get the best experience possible, please download a compatible browser. The Scientific Case For A Return To The Moon. It’s almost 40 years since the last humans visited the lunar surface during the Apollo 17 mission of December 1972.

The Scientific Case For A Return To The Moon

Indeed, the last controlled landing on the moon was just four years later when the Soviet Union’s sample-return mission, Luna 24, touched down in July 1976. Since then, nothing (although in recent years both the US and India have crashed probes into the lunar surface). Astronaut Explains Why We Should Return to the Moon. Want to stay on top of all the space news?

Astronaut Explains Why We Should Return to the Moon

Follow @universetoday on Twitter Astronaut Ronald J. Garan. Photo Credit: NASA. Charles Miller: Back to the Moon—For a Fraction of the Old Price. Moon Express Announces Dr. Alan Stern as Chief Scientist. Moonandback21 Jul 2011, 21:53 UTC (200 words excerpt, click title or image to see full post) MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Moon Express, a Google Lunar X PRIZE contender, revealed Wednesday that internationally recognized planetary scientist Dr.

Moon Express Announces Dr. Alan Stern as Chief Scientist

Alan Stern will be the Chief Scientist and Mission Architect for the company. The announcement was made as lunar scientists from around the world gather at the NASA Ames Research Park for their annual Lunar Science Forum, convened by the NASA Lunar Science Institute. Moon Express Hires Chief Scientist, Hosts Gala Celebration. Moon Moon Express Announces Dr.

Moon Express Hires Chief Scientist, Hosts Gala Celebration

Alan Stern as Chief Scientist | Hosts Gala Celebration Of New Space Era Tonight MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Moon Express, a Google Lunar X PRIZE contender, revealed Wednesday that internationally recognized planetary scientist Dr. Alan Stern will be the Chief Scientist and Mission Architect for the company. We Choose the Moon: Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Lunar Landing. Lunar Pioneer. Colonization of the Moon. 1986 artist concept The colonization of the Moon is the proposed establishment of permanent human communities or robot industries[1] on the Moon.

Colonization of the Moon

Recent indication that water might be present in noteworthy quantities at the lunar poles has renewed interest in the Moon. The Moon is a KREEPy place. See other posts from April 2011 Posted By Emily Lakdawalla Topics:

The Moon is a KREEPy place

Commercial use of Space. Moon Express and Odyssey.