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Explainer: NASA aims to build on moon as a way station for Mars

12:07pm EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Unlike the Apollo program that put astronauts on the moon 50 years ago, NASA is gearing up for a long term presence on Earth's satellite that the agency says will eventually enable humans to reach Mars. | Video

Apollo 11 astronaut returns to launch pad where first humans lifted off for the moon

Jul 16 2019

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins returned to the launch pad Tuesday at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida where he flew to the moon 50 years ago along with the late Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin.

Robots to install telescopes to peer into cosmos from the moon

Jul 16 2019

BOULDER, Colo. As the United States races to put humans back on the moon for the first time in nearly 50 years, a NASA-funded lab in Colorado aims to send robots there to deploy telescopes that will look far into our galaxy, remotely operated by orbiting astronauts. | Video

SpaceX astronaut mission looking 'increasingly difficult' in 2019 - executive

Jul 15 2019

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. As Elon Musk's SpaceX closes in on the possible cause of a fiery explosion in April that destroyed one of its astronaut capsules, a company executive said on Monday its plan to launch humans into space this year looked "increasingly difficult."

SpaceX astronaut mission looking 'increasingly difficult' in 2019: executive

Jul 15 2019

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. As Elon Musk's SpaceX closes in on the possible cause of a fiery explosion in April that destroyed one of its astronaut capsules, a company executive said on Monday its plan to launch humans into space this year looked "increasingly difficult."

SpaceX astronaut mission looking 'increasingly difficult' in 2019 -executive

Jul 15 2019

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., July 15 As Elon Musk's SpaceX closes in on the possible cause of a fiery explosion in April that destroyed one of its astronaut capsules, a company executive said on Monday its plan to launch humans into space this year looked "increasingly difficult."

NASA shake-up in new race to the moon

Jul 11 2019

ORLANDO, Fla. As NASA scrambles to meet U.S. President Donald Trump's mandate to return humans to the moon by 2024, two longtime heads of NASA's human exploration wing were demoted Wednesday in a slew of administrative shakeups, officials said in an internal memo.

NASA tests abort system on astronaut capsule built for moon missions

Jul 02 2019

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. An unmanned full-scale NASA crew capsule blasted off from a Florida launchpad on Tuesday in a successful test of the spacecraft's abort thrusters, an astronaut safety device that will be key as the agency works to return humans to the moon by 2024.  | Video

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