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The Long March-5 Y3 rocket, China's largest carrier rocket, takes off from the Wenchang Space Launch Center in Wenchang, Hainan province, China December 27, 2019.

China’s wildly ambitious future in space just got a big boost with the successful launch of its new heavy-lift rocket

The Long March 5 rocket was plagued with problems during its debut. But after years of revisions, China showed its redesigned launcher works.
The story of NASA's "missing" Lunar Module 14 likely ended in tragedy, and perhaps a rebirth.

NASA isn’t sure what happened to one of its last Apollo moon landers. The truth is probably depressing.

Grumman Aircraft designed and built lunar modules for NASA during the Apollo program. A handful never made it to space, though.
Japanese billionaire and fashion mogul Yusaku Maezawa poses with SpaceX CEO Elon Musk in front of a printout of a Falcon 9 rocket on September 18, 2018..

Ahead of SpaceX moon mission, billionaire Yusaku Maezawa sells a $2.3 billion stake in his fashion company to Yahoo Japan

With SpaceX CEO Elon Musk at his side in September 2018, Yusaku Maezawa announced he'd be the first Starship passenger on a flight around the moon.

India’s and Israel’s moon-landing attempts both failed during descent — here’s why the ’15 minutes of terror’ are ...

Lunar landers must choreograph complex commands with little room for failure, while dealing with the moon's wonky gravity, uneven terrain, and dust.
A prototype of NASA's xEMU spacesuit program called the Z-2. The agency is designing new suits for astronauts to explore planetary surfaces.

An astronaut is urging NASA to form a new spacesuit program now if it hopes to get back to the moon in 2024

NASA's only operational spacesuits are aboard the International Space Station. And at 40 years-old each, they're not getting any younger — or safer.

India lost contact with its moon lander, and an astronomer thinks the spacecraft crashed into the lunar surface

The Vikram moon lander disappeared from communications just 1.3 miles above the lunar surface. An astronomer thinks the data indicates a crash.
An illustration of SpaceX's Starship vehicle on the surface of the moon, with Earth in the distance.

Elon Musk says SpaceX could land on the moon in 2 years. A NASA executive says ‘we’ll partner with them, and we’ll get there faster&...

Jeff DeWit, NASA's chief financial officer, thinks Elon Musk's SpaceX is unlikely to land Starship on the moon in 2021 but said, "I hope he does it."
Harry's American Bar in Paris made a cocktail in honor of the Apollo 11 astronauts.

Newspaper front pages from 50 years ago reveal how the world reacted to the Apollo 11 moon landing

Apollo 11 astronauts walked the moon 50 years ago, making headlines worldwide. Here's what those newspapers looked like.
Apollo 11 astronauts planted a flag on the moon on July 20, 1969.

Astronauts explain why nobody has visited the moon in more than 45 years — and the reasons are depressing

The last time anyone visited the moon was in December 1972, during NASA's Apollo 17 mission. Since then, there have been many foiled plans to go back.
A 1968 artist's concept of an Apollo command module returning to Earth after a voyage to the moon. Plasma is created ahead of a spacecraft's heat shield as it rams through the planet's atmosphere.

‘We could have lost the Apollo 11 crew:’ A once-classified anomaly nearly killed NASA’s first moon astronauts, a new book reveals

A new book about the Apollo program, "Eight Years to the Moon," suggests that a rogue space module nearly crashed into an astronaut space capsule.