Artemis I launch has been ‘scrubbed’ a couple of times now. Why is a launch window so important, and what does scrubbing mean, anyway?
Making territorial claims in space is illegal under international law.
The era of lunar resource use is quickly approaching. But with legal and practical issues still looming, nations are starting to think about sustainable ways to mine and protect the Moon.
We have only sent people to the Moon six times so far.
A space station on the Moon could be built out of lunar concrete.
The next big frontier in space exploration is finding ways to effectively harness oxygen contained within Moon dust. What will it take?
The Binar-1 mission is the first in a series that will hopefully culminate in a mission to the Moon, with satellites developed using know-how gained from designing tough instruments for the WA outback.
As plans for space exploration expand, how will sex and desire be addressed in these larger, longer missions?
Sex technologies and ‘erobots’ could help address issues related to human desire, and physical and emotional needs of astronauts in space.
The Chandrayaan-2 orbiter is equipped with eight instruments to study the moon, including a lunar terrain mapping camera and a sensor to study the moon’s thin exosphere.
Indian Space Research Organisation/AAP
Despite a last-minute crash-landing, efforts behind India’s moon mission should be applauded. The endeavor has set an example for emerging space programs across the globe.
An Israeli spacecraft carrying tardigrades crashed into the moon. Whether they will survive is irrelevant.
The Moon could be mined for water.
Australia has a well-earned reputation as a mining nation. Now we’re moving towards mining ‘off world’, on the Moon.
Artist’s concept of Beresheet on the lunar surface.
Oshratsl / Wikimedia Commons
The private space race is about to take another great leap as Israel sends a private lander to the moon.
The moon is our closest neighbour and our best hope for building capacity to explore space.
Edwin E. ‘Buzz’ Aldrin Jr. poses for a photograph beside the U.S. flag deployed on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission on July 20, 1969.
Neil A. Armstrong/NASA/AP Photo
Fifty years ago, on July 20, 1969, American astronauts planted a US flag on the moon. A space lawyer explains the implications, who owns the moon, and what it means for lunar mining.
A view from the Apollo 11 spacecraft, showing the Earth rising above the moon’s horizon (July 1969).
No human has been to the moon since 1972. But India, China and Russia would like to change that, and soon.