Tag Archives: Moon

China shows its space ambitions with the flag on the moon

BEIJING – A Chinese flag now soars over the moon in the latest demonstration of the Asian nation’s ambitions in space. The National Space Administration released an image of the flag, which the state-run Xinhua News Agency described as the “five stars shining” on the moon. China is the second …

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Let’s ruin the moon

The Moon visible from Duisburg, Germany in January 2020.Photo: Marcel Kusch / DPA / AFP (Getty Images) The Moon makes fun of us. It is very far away, which has historically protected it from the innate desire of the human species to desecrate it. Fortunately, NASA announced Thursday it has …

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How to build a house on the moon

The house is hit by bullet-fast micrometeorites and pushed by earthquakes that last for hours. Temperatures can exceed 250 degrees during the day and drop below -200 degrees at night. Looking out the window risks exposure to radiation. A plumbing leak could spell doom. But if the Resilient Extra-Terrestrial Habitats …

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NASA buys moon dust for $ 1 – Science and Technology

US space agency NASA awarded contracts to four companies Thursday to collect lunar samples of $ 1 to $ 15,000, rock-bottom prices that are set to set a precedent for the private sector’s future exploitation of space resources. “I think it’s a little surprising that we can buy lunar regolith …

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Chinese spacecraft takes off from the moon with samples- China.org.cn

A Chinese spacecraft carrying the country’s first lunar samples left the moon late Thursday, China’s National Space Administration announced. This represented the first ever Chinese spacecraft to take off from an extraterrestrial body. China’s Chang’e-5 spacecraft, consisting of an orbiter, lander, ascender and returner, was launched on November 24, and …

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