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Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin stands next to a flag on the moon on July 20, 1969.

The American flags on the moon are disintegrating

The sun has likely bleached them all white and partially destroyed their fragile fibers.
Apollo 11 astronauts took this photo of Earth on July 20, 1969.

27 of the most iconic, jaw-dropping photos of the Earth and the moon from space

Satellites and space probes have a unique way of putting humanity in its place: by turning a lens on planet Earth and its pockmarked moon. We all live on a tiny rock that's hopelessly lost in the cosmic void.

Elon Musk just announced that SpaceX will livestream its 2023 moon mission in virtual reality, in real time

Musk said he plans to use his future Starlink satellite system to broadcast the mission.
SpaceX's rendering of a Big Falcon Rocket spaceship carrying a passenger around the moon.

‘Maybe we’ll both be on it’: Elon Musk said he’d consider flying around the moon in a giant SpaceX ship with a Japanese billio...

Elon Musk, founder of the rocket company SpaceX, has revealed that Yusaku Maezawa will likely be the world's first moon tourist. Maezawa, a Japanese billionaire and art collector, has asked Musk to join him and up to eight artists on the week-long lunar flight. Musk hasn't said no, but "maybe."

The first tourist to fly around the moon on SpaceX’s new rocket ship bought all the seats for artists — and Elon Musk said it restored his...

If Elon Musk's plans for SpaceX's next rocket ship are realized, a group of artists will get to experience an up-close view of the moon and see Earth from space, thanks to Japanese billionaire and art collector Yusaku Maezawa.
Yusaku Maezawa

Elon Musk just revealed who’s going to fly to the moon on SpaceX’s new rocket ship

Elon Musk and his rocket company, SpaceX, plan to launch a private passenger named Yusaku Maezawa around the moon. Maezawa purchased all the seats on the spaceship, and plans to select six to eight artists to take the lunar journey with him in 2023.
Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX and the rocket company's chief designer.

Elon Musk is about to name the first tourist to fly around the moon — watch SpaceX’s announcement live

SpaceX plans to fly a person around the moon in its Big Falcon Rocket and spaceship. Elon Musk will name the space tourist and describe the lunar mission on Monday, September 17 around 9 p.m. EDT (6 p.m. PDT). Watch live video of the event here.
SpaceX's rendering of a Big Falcon Rocket spaceship carrying a passenger around the moon.

Elon Musk is about to name the first person to fly around the moon in a giant new SpaceX rocket ship

Elon Musk's aerospace company, SpaceX, is about to name "the world's first private passenger" who will fly around the moon in the company's Big Falcon Rocket or BFR spacecraft. SpaceX will provide more details about the mission on Monday.
Elon Musk and SpaceX's Big Falcon Rocket is designed to be 16 stories tall, carry up to 100 people, and deliver 150 tons of cargo to Mars.

Elon Musk is building a spaceship that’s so ambitious that some experts are calling it ‘science fiction.’ Here’s what SpaceX a...

The SpaceX founder Elon Musk plans to blast a tourist around the moon in a new launch system called Big Falcon Rocket, or BFR: a giant spaceship and rocket. A prototype is being built out of carbon-fiber composites, which poses major challenges, according to some aerospace engineering experts.
The moon as seen by astronauts in space.

The moon has ice on its surface in hundreds of places — and it could be the ‘first step in building a space economy’

The moon's cold, dark craters near its north and south poles contain water ice directly at the surface, a new study confirms. If the deposits are large enough, people or robots could harvest the water, split it into hydrogen and oxygen, fuel up rockets, and launch a new era of space exploration.