NASA and the European Space Agency are planning a series of lunar missions using tiny ‘CubeSats’ to map the moon for resources.
India’s Moon shot isn’t just about prestige. As launch costs fall, the space economy is poised to boom. A lengthening list of nations is eyeing the sky.
By 2069, we could be seeing the start of regular journeys from the moon to Mars.
The fifth episode of the To the moon and beyond podcast series explores where we will be travelling in 2069.
The first generation of spacefarers realised that Earth binds our planetary civilisation into a coherent whole. When, if ever, will politics catch up?
Any base on the moon would need very thick walls.
Pan-African festival marked the emergence of a post-imperial world
Australia played a vital role in beaming the Apollo 11 Moon landing to the world. But since then we’ve passed up the opportunity to cement our place in exploring outer space.
We have the Apollo missions to thank for a lot of our geological knowledge about the moon.
What’s the next ‘giant leap’ for humankind in space? We asked 3 space experts.
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What's the next thing that will blow us away or bring us together the way the Moon landing did in 1969? Moon mining? Alien contact? Retirement on Mars? Three space experts share their predictions.
The future of lunar exploration and space travel will be possible only through advances in robotic design and implementation.
When Neil Armstrong stepped on to the Moon 50 years ago this month, Australians saw the images first. Australia even defied bad weather to bring the historic images to the world.
The new era of space exploration is characterized by an emphasis on diversity and international cooperation. But there’s a lot of work to do before there’s gender equality in STEM fields and at NASA.
‘Saving the planet doesn’t make compelling TV.’ A philosopher gives his take on the legacy of the Apollo 11 moon landings.
Just 12 people stepped on the Moon during the Apollo missions, but they left more than just footprints. It’s a legacy that needs protecting from damage by any future Moon missions.
Episode three of To the moon and beyond, a podcast series marking the 50th anniversary of the moon landings.
In its Cold War race to the moon, the US played Russian roulette with solar storms.
Episode 3 of the To the moon and beyond podcast takes a look at who some of the key players are in the 21st century space race and what they are competing for.
The Apollo missions to the Moon helped our understanding of the cosmic origin of craters on our lunar neighbour, and here on Earth.
Armstrong always insisted that he said, ‘That’s one small step for a man.’ Yet everyone omits the ‘a’ when they repeat the quote. A linguist tries to get to the bottom of what happened.