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VP Mike Pence sets 5-year deadline for landing Americans at moon’s south pole

Vice President Mike Pence today called for American astronauts to return to the moon in five years, laying down a challenge comparable to the 1960s-era Space Race. "We're in a space race today, just as we were in the 1960s, and the stakes are even higher," Pence declared during a meeting of the National Space Council at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama. He pointed to China's Chang'e-4 mission, which put a lander and a rover on the moon's far side in January. He ...
Tags: Science, China, Russia, Alabama, Nasa, Mike Pence, Chang, Marshall Space Flight Center, National Space Council


China’s lunar rover is awake again after an extended nap

China's space program is making big waves as of late, and its soft landing on the far side of the Moon earlier this year — a feat nobody else has accomplished — is the biggest feather in its cap yet. The country has already declared the mission a success, but it's not done yet, and the rover that was aboard the lander when it touched down on the surface is once again exploring the lunar landscape after an extended nap. Days on the Moon last a whole lot longer than they do on Earth, but s...
Tags: Science, China, Earth, Moon, Chang, China National Space Administration, CNSA


Israel joins rush to the moon as first lunar lander launched by Elon Musk's Space X

ASpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Florida on Thursday night carrying Israel's first lunar lander on a mission that if successful will make the Jewish state only the fourth nation to achieve a controlled touchdown on the moon's surface. The unmanned robotic lander dubbed Beresheet - Hebrew for the biblical phrase "in the beginning" - soared into space from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at about 8.45 pm.EST (1.45 GMT Friday) atop the 23-story-tall rocket. Beresheet, about the...
Tags: Japan, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Science, Indonesia, California, China, India, Israel, US, Nasa, Earth, United States, European Space Agency, Falcon


Watch the historic first private mission to the Moon launch Thursday night

For the first time later this week, a privately developed moon lander will launch aboard a privately built rocket, organized by a private launch coordinator. It’s an historic moment in space and the Israeli mission stands to make history again if it touches down on the Moon’s surface as planned on April 11. The Beresheet (“Genesis”) program was originally conceived as an entry into the ambitious but ultimately unsuccessful Google Lunar Xprize in 2010, which challenged people to accomplish a luna...
Tags: Google, TC, Gadgets, Space, Science, Hardware, China, Israel, Tech, Nasa, Earth, Moon, Robotics, Seattle, Spaceflight, Cape Canaveral


NASA captures best look yet at China’s lunar lander hanging out on the Moon

China started the year off strong by landing a lunar probe on the Moon's surface and deploying a tiny rover to do a bit of exploring. The country's space agency is the first to land such machines on the far side of the Moon that we Earthlings never get to see with our own eyes.NASA recently published images captured from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter showing the lander as a tiny pale dot against a sea of gray. It was a cool shot, but now we have an even better one, and it shows both t...
Tags: Science, China, Nasa, Earth, Moon, Chang, UTC, Yutu, LROC Narrow Angle Camera


You need to look very closely to see China’s Chang’e 4 lander in this stunning Moon photo

China's space agency has had a busy year thus far, with a successful Moon landing and rover deployment as well as some pretty neat experiments that are offering scientists some interesting insights.The country's Chang'e 4 lander touched down on the far side of the Moon in early January, and while it's been a long time since NASA sent anything to the lunar surface, the U.S. space agency's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has a pretty good view of it from above. Now, as China conti...
Tags: Science, China, Nasa, Chang, Von Karman


You need to squint to see China’s Chang’e 4 lander in this stunning Moon photo

China's space agency has had a busy year thus far, with a successful Moon landing and rover deployment as well as some pretty neat experiments that are offering scientists some interesting insights.The country's Chang'e 4 lander touched down on the far side of the Moon in early January, and while it's been a long time since NASA sent anything to the lunar surface, the U.S. space agency's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has a pretty good view of it from above. Now, as China conti...
Tags: Science, China, Nasa, Chang, Von Karman


Freaky View from Lunar Orbit Shows Chinese Lander on the Moon’s Far Side

An image captured by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter shows the Chang’e 4 landing site from a distance of over 200 miles, revealing both the probe and the desolate lunar landscape around it.Read more...
Tags: Science, China, Nasa, Moon, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, Chang, Change 4, Far Side Of The Moon, Lunar Desolation


First look: Chang'e lunar landing site

On Jan. 30, NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter caught views of the Chinese Chang'e 4 lander on the floor of the Moon's Von Kármán crater.
Tags: Science, Nasa, Chang, Von Karman


Chinese satellite snaps image of the Moon from the side we never see

The Moon dominates the night sky and, as the closest large body to Earth, we get to see it plenty. Unfortunately, since the Moon only shows us one face thanks to its tidal lock with Earth, and its far side is rarely the subject of photography. Now, thanks to China's efforts to learn as much as possible about the least-studied side of the Moon, we have a brand new view of it. The image, which was captured by the Longjiang-2 satellite that was sent skyward last year, even features Earth photo...
Tags: Science, China, Nasa, Earth, Moon, Chang, Longjiang, Cees Bassa, CAMRAS


Chinese Rover and Lander Survive 1st Frigid Night on Moon's Far Side

China's Chang'e 4 lander and rover are in good shape following a cold spell on the moon. They were put to sleep as night fell roughly two weeks ago at the mission's Von Karman Crater landing site. The China National Space Administration (CNSA) announced on Thursday (Jan. 31) that the lander and rover both survived their first trial by ice. The rover, Yutu 2 ("Jade Rabbit 2"), woke up at about 7:00 a.m. EST (8:00 p.m. China time) Tuesday (Jan. 29), and the lander followed suit 24 hou...
Tags: Science, China, Nasa, Earth, David, National Geographic, Arizona State University, Chang, Xinhua, Zhang, Yutu, Leonard David, China National Space Administration CNSA, CNSA, China Academy of Space Technology, Magpie Bridge


China says it’s even colder on the Moon than we thought

China's Chang'e 4 mission has been a rousing success for the country's space agency, and it's already celebrated a number of "firsts," including being the first lander to perform a soft landing on the far side of the Moon. The far side of the Moon -- that is, the side that we never see here on Earth when we gaze skyward -- hasn't been studied in as great of detail as its near side. One of the things scientists were eager to observe is just how chilly the lander and its rover...
Tags: Science, China, Earth, Moon, Chang, Xinhua, China National Space Administration, CNSA


Disappearing Act: Venus Hides Behind the Moon Before Dawn on Thursday

When the moon's in the sky, and Venus goes "goodbye," that's an occultation. This has been a busy month for the moon. On Jan. 20, it traveled through Earth's deepest shadow to dazzle millions of skywatchers with a total lunar eclipse dubbed the "Super Blood Wolf Moon." And just days into the new year, the moon became host to a new visitor: China's Chang'e-4 lander, the first mission to the lunar far side. January continues to be a spectacular month for lunar enthusiasts. On...
Tags: Google, Science, China, Earth, Moon, Pacific, Pluto, Caribbean, Venus, Bolivia, Chang, South America Central America, Eastern Standard Time, Central Standard Time, Polynesia, Earth Pluto


Nasa to work with China's space agency on Chang'e-4 lunar research

Nasa has announced it is collaborating with its Chinese counterpart on a  lunar mission, amid US warnings against sharing technology with the country.  The US space agency has been in discussions with the China National Space  Administration (CNSA) to collaborate on lunar landing research after  gaining approval from Congress.  The collaboration requires Nasa to navigate a strict legal framework in the  US aimed at preventing a technology transfer to China and comes during a  period of strained ...
Tags: Science, Congress, China, US, Nasa, Austria, United Nations, Cctv, Donald Trump, Huawei, Chang, Wu Weiren, Chinese State Media, China National Space Administration CNSA, AP NASA, Wu Yanhua


Seeds on the moon started to sprout for the first time but quickly died

China has taken a major step toward long-term space exploration. Earlier this month, the Chinese moon probe Chang’e 4 carried a container with cotton, mustard and potato seeds, yeast and fruit fly eggs to the moon’s far side (facing away from Earth), and early this week, the China National Space Administration said that those seeds started to sprout. Unfortunately, temperatures dropped and killed the plants. According to the BBC, the project was designed by 28 Chinese universities, and the expe...
Tags: Space, Science, Design, News, China, Earth, Bbc, Moon, Agriculture, Plants, Watson, Mars, Seeds, FAO, Chang, China National Space Administration


NASA and China collaborate on Moon mission

The space agencies of the United States and China are in touch and coordinating efforts on Moon exploration, NASA said Friday as it navigates a strict legal framework aimed at preventing technology transfer to China. "With the required approval from Congress, NASA has been in discussions with China to explore the possibility of observing a signature of the landing plume of their lunar lander, Chang'e 4, using our @NASAMoon spacecraft's instrument," NASA's associate administrator for the science...
Tags: Science, China, Nasa, United States, Congress Nasa, Chang, Thomas Zurbuchen, Zurbuchen


That first plant grown on the moon? Already dead.

On Monday, we reported that for the first time, a plant seed had germinated on the moon, an early experiment to test whether food could someday be grown on the moon to feed residents of a lunar base. The cotton sprout was inside a canister on China's Chang’e 4 lander that touched down on the far side of the moon earlier this month. Now, word that the first lunar plant has died. The little seedling froze to death during the lunar night. From GBTimes: Liu Hanlong, head of the experiment at Ch...
Tags: Post, Space, Science, News, Biology, China, Agriculture, Chongqing, Chang, Liu, Chongqing University, Liu Hanlong, Xie Genxin


China's Moon Plants Are Dead

The moon is a lifeless world once again. The cotton plants that sprouted on the moon's far side aboard China's Chang'e 4 lander are dead, done in by the bitter cold of the lengthy lunar night, GBTimes reported today (Jan. 16). These photosynthesizing pioneers were part of Chang'e 4's biological experiment, which also included seeds of potato, rapeseed and Arabidopsis plants, as well as fruit-fly eggs and yeast. These organisms were encased in a 5.7-lb. (2.6 kilograms) canis...
Tags: Science, China, Russia, Earth, Chongqing, Chang, Xinhua, Mir, Mike Wall, Facebook Originally, Andrew Jones, Tiangong, Von Karman, Chongqing University, Von KArmAn Crater, Karl Tate


First green leaf on moon dies as temperatures plummet

Cotton plant shoots and leaves lunar far side after sprouting onboard China’s Chang’e 4 landerThe appearance of a single green leaf hinted at a future in which astronauts would grow their own food in space, potentially setting up residence at outposts on the moon or other planets. Now, barely after it had sprouted, the cotton plant onboard China’s lunar rover has died.The plant relied on sunlight at the moon’s surface, but as night arrived at the lunar far side and temperatures plunged as low as...
Tags: Space, Science, China, World news, Asia Pacific, Moon, The moon, Chang


A cotton seed sprouted – and died – on China’s Lunar Lander

On Tuesday, Chinese media reported that one of the cotton seeds aboard the Chang’e 4 lunar lander sprouted, marking the first time that any biological matter has ever grown on the moon. Unfortunately, the sprout died after nine days upon the beginning of the lander’s first lunar night on Sunday. That’s because temperatures drop to -150 degress Celsius during lunar nights on the moon, and according to Xie Gengxin, chief designer of the experiment, life inside the canister would simply not survive...
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This is the first plant grown on the moon

A cotton seed has germinated on the moon. The sprout is inside a canister on China's Chang’e 4 lander that touched down on the far side of the moon earlier this month. From The Guardian: Plants have been grown previously on the International Space Station, but this is the first time a seed has sprouted on the moon. The ability to grow plants in space is seen as crucial for long-term space missions and establishing human outposts elsewhere in the solar system, such as Mars. Harvesting food...
Tags: Post, Space, Science, News, Biology, China, Earth, International Space Station, Moon, Plants, Chang, Chongqing University


Wine on Mars? The World's Oldest Wine-Making Country Wants to Make It Happen

The first human colonists on Mars will have to forgo many of the creature comforts of Earth -- things like enjoying an ozone layer, for example, or opting out of rearing genetically engineered Martian babies. Fortunately, one essential earthly amenity these hardscrabble colonists may not have to give up is wine. Georgia, a country with an 8,000-year-old viticulture tradition, is putting its top space and wine scientists to work figuring out how to grow grapes on Mars. The project, named IX Mil...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Washington Post, China, Georgia, Nasa, Earth, Mars, Iss, The Washington Post, Tbilisi, Chang, Ardmore, International Space Station ISS, Red Planet


Cotton Seed Sprouts on the Moon's Far Side in Historic First by China's Chang'e 4

Before China finished packing up its Chang'e 4 lunar lander to be blasted off on a never-before-accomplished journey to the far side of the moon, scientists slipped in a small tank holding plant seeds. And now, the team announced, a cotton seed has sprouted. That makes it the first truly otherworldly plant in history. Astronauts onboard the International Space Station regularly tend plants to study how growth changes in microgravity (and to diversify astronaut diets in space), and plants an...
Tags: Science, China, Earth, International Space Station, Chang, Stuart Roosa, Meghan Bartels, Chongqing University, Von KArmAn Crater, Facebook Original, Before China, Far Side China, Lunar Landing in Pictures


Plants grown on Moon for first time paving way for lunar base

Plants have sprouted on the Moon for the first time in a mini biosphere paving the way for bases which produce their own food and air. Pictures of the first tiny green shoots of cotton were released by researchers at the Advanced Technology Research Institute at Chongqing University who are running the experiment on board the Chang'e-4 lunar lander. The Chinese space agency spacecraft became the first to make a soft landing on the far side of the Moon earlier this month. Plants and flowers h...
Tags: Science, China, Earth, International Space Station, Moon, European Space Agency, Chang, International Space Station ISS, Christopher Jones, Sweden Germany, Yutu, Tiangong, China National Space Administration, People 's Daily, Chongqing University, Von KArmAn Crater


Cottoning on: Chinese seed sprouts on moon

A small green shoot is growing on the moon in an out-of-this-world first after a cotton seed germinated on board a Chinese lunar lander, scientists said Tuesday. The sprout has emerged from a lattice-like structure inside a canister since the Chang'e-4 lander set down earlier this month, according to a series of photos released by the Advanced Technology Research Institute at Chongqing University. "This is the first time humans have done biological growth experiments on the lunar surface," sai...
Tags: Science, Chang, Chongqing University, Advanced Technology Research Institute, Xie Gengxin


Giant leaf for mankind? China germinates first seed on moon

A small cotton shoot is growing on board Chang’e-4 lunar lander, scientists confirm A small green shoot is growing on the moon after a cotton seed germinated on board a Chinese lunar lander, scientists said.The sprout has emerged from a lattice-like structure inside a canister after the Chang’e-4 lander set down earlier this month, according to a series of photos released by the Advanced Technology Research Institute at Chongqing University. Continue reading...
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In the 2020s, China aims to lay groundwork for a moon base — plus missions to Mars

Flush from the success of the world’s first rover mission to the moon’s far side, Chinese space officials said today that they’re planning robotic trips to the lunar south pole to prepare the way for a crewed moon base. The officials discussed future lunar exploration plans less than two weeks after the Chang’e-4 lander’s history-making touchdown, and only a few days after China’s space agency released video of the lander’s descent and lunar surface activities. Chang’e-4 and its solar-powered Yu...
Tags: Science, China, Mars, Chang, Yutu


China to collect samples from moon this year

China will launch a probe to collect samples from the moon around the end of this year, a space official said on Monday, weeks after Beijing hailed the successful touch down on the far side of the moon. The Chang'e-4 lunar probe landed on Jan. 3 and transmitted the first-ever "close range" image of the far side of the moon. China's National Space Administration applauded the event as a first that "lifted the mysterious veil" of the far side of the moon and claimed it as a major achievement for...
Tags: Science, China, Beijing, Chang, China s National Space Administration


Watch China's Chang'e-4 probe land on the far side of the moon

On Jan. 2, China stunned the world by landing its Chang'e-4 probe on the far side of the moon. Now, you can watch its descent onto the lunar surface, with footage released by the China National Space Administration on Friday.  The video shows the probe finding its way to the Von Kármán Crater, where it will study the surface on the far side of the moon, which always faces away from Earth. State media reports that the mission includes "low-frequency radio astronomical observation, surveying ...
Tags: Science, China, Chang, China National Space Administration, Von KArmAn Crater, Earth State


See The First Ever Panoramic Photo Of The Far Side Of The Moon From China's Chang'e 4

China's historic Chang'e 4 lander touched down on the far side of the moon
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