Latest Moon News

South Korean spacecraft launched to the moon, country's 1st

Aug. 05, 2022 07:03 AM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — South Korea joined the stampede to the moon Thursday with the launch of a lunar orbiter that will scout out future landing spots. The satellite launched by SpaceX is taking a long, roundabout path to conserve fuel and will arrive in December. ...

Buzz Aldrin flight-to-moon jacket sells at auction for $2.8M

Jul. 26, 2022 17:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Buzz Aldrin's jacket worn on his historic first mission to the moon's surface in 1969 has been auctioned off to a bidder for nearly $2.8 million. The $2,772,500 paid for the Apollo 11 Inflight Coverall Jacket is the highest for any American space-flown artifact sold...

New lunar rover in the works as NASA moon mission advances

Jul. 21, 2022 11:51 AM EDT

A new lunar rover is under development by Lockheed Martin and Goodyear as NASA gears up for a return to the moon. Unlike the rover first used during the Apollo 15 mission in 1971, built to last only a few days and for short trips, the new lunar vehicle is being built for extended...

NASA aiming for late August test flight of giant moon rocket

Jul. 20, 2022 14:17 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — On the 53rd anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing, NASA announced Wednesday it’s shooting for a late August launch of its giant, new moon rocket. NASA will attempt the more than month-long lunar test flight with three mannequins, but no...

There's another chance to catch a supermoon on Wednesday

Jul. 11, 2022 14:50 PM EDT

If you missed last month’s supermoon, you have another chance. This month’s full moon is Wednesday. At the same time, the moon's orbit will bring it closer to Earth than usual. This cosmic combo is called a supermoon. That can make the moon appear slightly bigger...

Contact restored with NASA spacecraft headed to lunar orbit

Jul. 06, 2022 18:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — NASA said Wednesday that contact has been restored with its $32.7 million spacecraft headed to the moon to test out a lopsided lunar orbit. Contact was lost after one successful communication and a second partial one on Monday, after the spacecraft left Earth's...

NASA: Contact lost with spacecraft on way to test moon orbit

Jul. 05, 2022 14:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — NASA said Tuesday it has lost contact with a $32.7 million spacecraft headed to the moon to test out a lopsided lunar orbit, but agency engineers are hopeful they can fix the problem. After one successful communication and a second partial one on Monday, the space...

NASA satellite breaks from orbit around Earth, heads to moon

Jul. 04, 2022 22:27 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A satellite the size of a microwave oven successfully broke free from its orbit around Earth on Monday and is headed toward the moon, the latest step in NASA's plan to land astronauts on the lunar surface again. It's been an unusual journey already...

NASA hopes New Zealand launch will pave way for moon landing

Jun. 28, 2022 09:02 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — NASA wants to experiment with a new orbit around the moon that it hopes to use in the coming years to once again land astronauts on the lunar surface. So it is sending up a test satellite from New Zealand. The initial stages of the launch went...

NASA: Give us back our moon dust and cockroaches

Jun. 23, 2022 17:35 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — NASA wants its moon dust and cockroaches back. The space agency has asked Boston-based RR Auction to halt the sale of moon dust collected during the 1969 Apollo 11 mission that had subsequently been fed to cockroaches during an experiment to determine if the lunar...