Topic: Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
Two pieces of a NASA spacecraft – not bombs – will crash into the moon early Friday morning, hoping to kick up evidence of water ice at the bottom of a frigid south pole crater.
10/09/2009 01:00 am
Three probes, including a NASA instrument on India's Chandrayaan-1 lunar orbiter, have detected water molecules in minerals on the moon's surface.
09/24/2009 01:00 am
Craters may hold evidence of Earth's history, and frozen ices at their floors could be valuable resources for lunar explorers.
09/18/2009 01:00 am
With dedication and good timing, amateur astronomers have helped track asteroids and search for planets. NASA is enlisting some for a moon observation mission.
07/23/2009 01:00 am
The mission to gather data needed to put humans on the moon again launches Thursday evening. It includes slamming a satellite craft into the bottom of a lunar crater.
06/18/2009 01:00 am
The delayed launch of Endeavour – caused by a fuel tank leak similar to one that delayed the shuttle Discovery in March – also bumps the launch of a moon reconnaissance mission to Thursday.
06/16/2009 01:00 am
04/15/2009 01:00 am
11/30/2008 12:00 am
As more countries race to launch satellites and manned craft, some warn of a space jam.
03/14/2008 01:00 am
The latest, most detailed map offers the best view yet of the lunar south pole, considered a prime target for a manned landing after 2020.
02/29/2008 12:00 am