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Twin Grail probes to crash into moon

NASA's twin Grail spacecraft will crash into the lunar surface intentionally next week, bringing their gravity-mapping mission to a spectacular end.Full story

US scientists to use Chinese moon lander

A cooperative deal has been inked between a U.S. group and China to use that country's moon lander to conduct astronomical imaging from the lunar surface. Full story

Armstrong's Legacy Will Last a Million Years

It was with great sadness that I heard of the death of Neil Armstrong just as I arrived in Manchester to visit family on Aug. 25. Full story

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Grail probes
Grail probes

An artist's conception shows the Grail probes, known as Ebb and Flow, flying in formation over the lunar surface.

NASA handout image of the GRAIL mission's twin spacecraft in orbit around the moon
NASA handout image of the GRAIL mission's twin spacecraft in orbit around the moon

NASA handout image shows an artist's concept of the Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory mission's twin spacecraft in orbit around the moon. The GRAIL mission will fly the spacecraft, in the same orbit, over areas of greater and lesser gravity, caused both by visible features such as mountains

Astronaut Eugene A. Cernan, Apollo 17 commander, is photographed inside the lunar module on the lunar surface following the second extravehicular activity of his mission. Note lunar dust on his suit. The photograph was taken by astronaut Harrison H. Schmitt, lunar module pilot, using a 70mm handhel

Neil Armstrong, the 1st man on the moon, has died at age 82
Neil Armstrong, the 1st man on the moon, has died at age 82

epa03370011 An July 1969 picture provided by NASA shows US astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, commander of the Apollo 11 Lunar Landing mission in his space suit, with his helmet on the table in front of him. Behind him is a large photograph of the lunar surface. Astronaut Neil Armstrong, 82, the first man

Apollo 11 flag
Apollo 11 flag

Apollo 11's U.S. flag stands on the lunar surface.