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NASA Plans VIPER Lunar Mission to Map Moon’s Water Reserves

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. We’ve known about the likely presence of ice reserves on the Moon for decades, but we haven’t actually sent a dedicated ground-based probe to check ...

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After 15 Years, NASA Officially Ends Opportunity Mission on Mars

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. NASA’s Opportunity rover far exceeded all expectations, but it’s finally time to say goodbye. The agency confirmed today that the mission has officially ended. After ...

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Mission control has lost contact with the ESA’s ExoMars lander

As it would seem, the Great Galactic Ghoul is still hungry, and the ESA’s ExoMars Schiaparelli lander might have been its next meal. Just moments before the lander was to touchdown on Martian soil, mission control lost contact with it, ...

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Excerpts of talks between Apollo 11 crew and mission control

Anonymous/AP <ission control personnel watch the moon walk by Apollo 11 astronauts, in Houston. (Originally published by the Daily News on July 21, 1969.) HOUSTON, TEX., July 20 (Special) “Houston, Tranquility base here. The Eagle has landed.” Tersely, dramatically, astronaut ...

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