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Just because a lunar landing anniversary needs a second post today.
mashable:

45 years ago today, Apollo 11 landed on the first humans on the moon. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin spent 21.5 hours on the lunar surface.

Just because a lunar landing anniversary needs a second post today.

mashable:

45 years ago today, Apollo 11 landed on the first humans on the moon. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin spent 21.5 hours on the lunar surface.

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Today we remember the first moonwalk on July 20 1969.

todaysdocument:

Apollo 11 Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin make the first moonwalk, on July 20, 1969.

In these clips they can been seen planting the U.S. Flag on the lunar surface and experimenting with various types of movement in the Moon’s lower gravity, including loping strides and kangaroo hops.

Moonwalk One, ca. 1970

From the series: Headquarters’ Films Relating to Aeronautics, 1962 - 1981. Records of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1903 - 2006

via Media Matters » Stepping Stones to the Moon

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Yutu stirs after being declared dead!

breakingnews:

China’s lunar rover functioning day after being declared dead

The GuardianA day after it was declared dead, China’s Jade Rabbit lunar rover communicated with the nation’s space program, state media reported Thursday. 

After a night of extreme cold on the moon, China’s space program reported its first moon rover had lost function. Citing a combination of mechanical issues in addition to the low temperatures, the program reported the rover dead. However, on Thursday, the program said that “it came back to life.” 

It is unclear how much function returned to the rover, but the program said it now believes it is possible to save it. 

Photo: China’s Jade Rabbit moon rover after it landed on the lunar surface. (AP/Xinhua)

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The Yutu rovers sad demise.

Yutu Rover

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persephon-y:

The Yutu rover suffered a mysterious “abnormality” over the weekend. And the robot’s microblogged death note may make you cry.

“The sun has fallen, and the temperature is dropping so quickly…to tell you all a secret, I don’t feel that sad. I was just in my own adventure story - and like every hero, I encountered a small problem.” “Goodnight, Earth,” concluded the rover. “Goodnight, humanity.”

This mysterious abnormality resulted in the rover being unable to enter sleep mode, which would turn on its internal heaters and protect it from the -170 C temperatures of the lunar night. You just read the parting words of a robot freezing to death.


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Apollo 16 footage, just a little slice of space history.

zerostatereflex:

New Stabilized footage from Apollo 16!

Clearly it was bumpy,..though you really should see the stabilized footage in entirety, it doesn’t even look real.

Here’s the stabilized: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cKpzp358F4
Here’s the original: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EliLP5uEYAU#t=51

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China’s rover rolls out onto the lunar surface!

China’s first lunar rover separates from Chang’e-3 moon lander early Dec. 15, 2013. Screenshot taken from the screen of the Beijing Aerospace Control Center in Beijing. Credit: Xinhua/post processing by Marco Di Lorenzo/Ken Kremer (via Photo and Video Gallery)

A look at Moon Express`s mission in 2015.

spaceexp:

Future planetary missions list updated with Moon Express GLXP mission planned for 2015