Space Exploration

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NASA's Space Launch System (left) and China's Long March 10 (right). How the U.S. and China plan to land humans on the Moon before 2030

Both the United States of America and the People's Republic of China are planning to perform crewed missions to the Moon before the year 2030. The two countries have different ideas on how these missions should be performed in terms of launch plans and public-private partnerships. But how

Apr 17, 2024 22 mins

How Radiation Affects the Future of Artemis How Radiation Affects the Future of Artemis

Learn about how radiation remains a critical component of how we address the future of spaceflight!

Apr 5, 2024 8 mins

Top 10 Things You Don't Know About China's Space Station Top 10 Things You Don't Know About China's Space Station

Learn more about the amazing things going on China's Space Station!

Mar 29, 2024 5 mins

Plants on the moon Plants on the moon

NASA is working towards a permanent presence on the moon as a jumping off point but What will farming look like on the moon?

Mar 28, 2024 5 mins

A Railgun Launched Chinese Spaceplane A Railgun Launched Chinese Spaceplane

Learn more about Chinese space ambitions and their future goals for reusable spaceplanes!

Mar 27, 2024 5 mins

The Long March 8 Y3 rocket lifting off from Launch Complex 2 at the Wenchang Space Launch Site. ©SpaceLens China launches new lunar communications satellite!

In the early hours of the 20th of March, a Long March 8 rocket lifted off from Launch Complex 2 at the Wenchang Space Launch Site. Onboard the rocket were three satellites bound for the Moon. The three satellites are Queqiao-2, Tiandu-1, and Tiandu-2. The Long March 8 launch vehicle

Mar 20, 2024 4 mins

Nova-C landing on the Moon for the IM-1 mission. ©Intuitive Machines America returns to the Moon!

Last week on the 22nd, the United States of America returned to the surface of the Moon for the first time since Apollo 17 in 1972, which was fifty-two years ago. According to NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, the lander landed at 80.13 degrees South and 1.44

Feb 28, 2024 7 mins

Renders of Mengzhou (left) and Lanyue (right) with Earth behind them. ©China Manned Space Agency China names its new crewed spacecraft!

Early on the 24th of February, the China Manned Space Engineering Office announced that it had selected the names for its two spacecraft that will be used for its crewed lunar exploration program. The applications had been open since August and ran until late 2023 with over two-thousand submissions received!

Feb 24, 2024 5 mins

Falcon 9 for IM-1 on the launch pad with a Falcon 9 for USSF-124 taking off. ©SpaceX Intuitive Machines takes aim on the Moon!

After a delay on the 14th of February, a Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Launch Complex 39A bound for the Moon, the first since Apollo 17! The Falcon 9 was carrying Intuitive Machine's Nova-C lander for the IM-1 mission. The launch took place at 06:05 am

Feb 15, 2024 9 mins

Long March 5 lifting off from Wenchang carrying Tianwen-1. ©Cai Yang/Xinhua Chang'e 6 moves closer to launch

Recently the China National Space Administration announced that the Chang'e 6 lunar spacecraft had arrived at the Wenchang Space Launch Site on Wednesday, the 10th of January. Parts of the spacecraft arrived in two military aircraft at Haikou, the capital of the Hainan province, before being transported to

Jan 10, 2024 4 mins

A Long March 2C lifting off from Xichang Satellite Launch Center. ©Zhang Jing/Xinhua China launches Einstein Probe into orbit!

On the 9th of January at 15:03 pm, Beijing Time, a Long March 2C lifted off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center carrying the Einstein Probe to a 600-kilometer low Earth orbit. The Einstein Probe is believed to weigh 1,450 kilograms and be roughly the size of an

Jan 9, 2024 3 mins

The Chang'e 4 lander as seen by the Yutu-2 rover. ©CNSA/Thomas Appéré Celebrating five years since Chang'e 4's historic landing!

It has been over five years since the Chang'e 4 lunar lander landed on the far side of the Moon. The lunar landing occurred at 02:26 am Coordinated Universal Time on the 3rd of January 2019 touching down the Von Kármán crater in the South Pole-Aitken Basin.

Jan 5, 2024 3 mins

JAXA's daring Mars mission set to launch in 2026 JAXA's daring Mars mission set to launch in 2026

Slated to launch in November 2026, Japans Aerospace eXploration Agency (JAXA) is planning on launching their most daring mission yet. The target of this mission? The two Martian moons, Phobos and Deimos. MMX or "Martian Moons Exploration" is an upcoming planetary science mission that is poised to launch

Nov 16, 2023 4 mins