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Private company wants US clearance to fly to the moon, mars

WASHINGTON: U.S. government agencies are working on temporary rules to allow a private company to land a spacecraft on the moon next year, while Congress weighs a more permanent legal framework to govern future commercial missions to the moon, Mars and other destinations beyond Earth's orbit, officials said.


China aims to land probe on dark side of the moon

Beijing (AFP) - China is planning to land a lunar probe on the far side of the moon, state media reported, the latest step for Beijing's ambitious space programme.

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China launches first moon rover mission

BEIJING, Dec 01, 2013 (AFP) - China launched its first moon rover mission early Monday, state TV showed, the latest step in an ambitious space programme seen as a symbol of its rising global stature.


The moon has its own water

SCIENTISTS using a Nasa instrument aboard an Indian spacecraft have discovered signs of water native to the moon – not brought from far away, but water that must have been locked beneath the lunar crust since its birth.


China to send orbiter to moon and back

BEIJING, Aug 11, 2014 (AFP) - China will launch its first recoverable moon orbiter later this year, the government announced Sunday, in the latest step in its ambitious space programme.


'Blood moon' eclipse mesmerises earthlings, inspires selfies, prophecies

Parts of the world saw a rare celestial event on Tuesday when the Earth’s shadow fell across the moon, turning it orange – a phenomenon that some call ‘blood moon’. But as the eclipse


To the moon and back: Rare 'Lunar Bible' sells for RM242k

A microfilm Bible that flew around the moon with Apollo 13 and later landing on the moon with Apollo 14, sold at an auction of space memorabilia for US$75,000 (RM242,000).


Over the moon with lunar image

EVERY photographer eventually goes gaga on a clear, full moon night to capture that bright orb, but few can beat astro-photographer Lim Choon Kiat’s feat.


Asia Musical Productions returns with 'Above Full Moon'

The life of Li Shu Tong is told through song and dance in a restaging of the theatre production 'Above Full Moon'.


The moon does affect our sleep

A team of international researchers in Sweden have concluded that people are more sensitive during this lunar phase and will sleep an average of 20 minutes less.