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Humans Last Set Foot on the Moon 42 years Ago

Yesterday marked an anniversary in space history which made the news:  a man first stepped on the moon.  This occurred 45 years ago, on July 20, 1969, so I wasn’t even on this Earth yet.   441 more words

Space Operations

Moon as Art (courtesy of the Lunar Reconaissance Orbiter)

Last month, as part of its 5th anniversary,  NASA released a whole bunch of incredibly gorgeous photos  taken by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter of the Moon as part of the ‘ 37 more words

Astronomy

Tycho's Central Peak

The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has been at work for five years. In celebration of those five years, the LRO project asked the public to select a favorite orbiter image of the moon for the cover of a special image collection. 67 more words

Science