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  • Lunar Exploration and Engineering

    THE EMERGING UEPS ( UNIFIED ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION SYSTEM )

    Unencumbered Amid an Infinite Expanse~~~ Impenetrable Depths ~~~ Spacesuits are the futuristic pinnacle of various streams of development in the area of human ....................................... ..................................................................................................................................................................................... ...

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  • Lunar Science and Mission News

    FACING THE MOON

    It has long been believed by scientists to be a pure coincidence that a single side of the Moon faces the Earth. However, recent research carried out by astronomers suggests that there is actually a reason for how things have turned out. You have likely noticed that the Moon always appears the same to us on the Earth. We only get to see one side of the Moon from the Earth. This is because the ...

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  • MyMoon Announcements

    HI, I’M NEW

    Hello, my name is Abhimat Gautam. I’m a new member of the MyMoon Street Team. I really love the Moon and astronomy. The Moon was what initially got me interested in looking beyond the surface of the Earth and appreciating the universe. I want to share some of the same appreciation and fascination that I have about the Moon with others, and I’m very excited about helping MyMoon. Right now, I’m ...

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  • The Moon in Culture

    NAZIS ON THE MOON? A LOOK AT THE 2012 MOVIE “IRON SKY”

    The Moon's seen giant robots, flies, and clones visit on screen as of late, but this year's visitors may top them all: Nazis! Yes, Nazis. Invading space Nazis, even. The movie we'll be seeing them in is “Iron Sky”, a slick sci-fi comedy out of Finland that's sure to have the sci-fi community up in a furor. Set in 2018, an American astronaut discovers that some Nazis escaped to space in 1945; ...

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  • The Moon in Culture

    MOON CAUSED THE TITANIC TO SINK?

    Recent research by astronomers David Olson and Russell Doescher has found a "supermoon" event coinciding closely with the Titanic's shipwreck. A supermoon occurs when the full Moon coincides with the perigee of the Lunar orbit, when the Moon comes closest to the Earth in its elliptical orbit, and subsequently exerts a greater force on the Earth. The full Moon also means that the Sun is ...

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  • Other Weird Stuff

    UP-SIDE DOWN MOON?

    Did you know that to an observer in the southern hemisphere, the Moon appears "up-side down?" It's true. Of course, "up-side down" is a relative term. To anyone in the northern hemisphere, a full Moon looks like it does in the image ...

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  • Politics of the Moon and Beyond

    MARS COMMUNITY SHOOTS SELF IN FOOT

    The Institute's Dr. Paul Spudis discusses what went wrong with the Mars program and how the lunar community can learn from it. ...

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  • Commercial Space

    GOOGLE LUNAR X PRIZE ROVER FASHION SHOW: PART 3

    The $30 million Google Lunar X PRIZE has 26 teams, each with a rover competing for the grand prize---and for the all-important style points! So not only does each rover, lander, hopper, ball, and other budding moon explorer have different functionality, but their own brand of robochic. The best rover may win the public's ...

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  • Politics of the Moon and Beyond

    DOUBLE THE NASA BUDGET?

    Astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson wants NASA's budget doubled. Would this solve NASA's problems? The Institute's Dr. Paul Spudis doesn't think so. ...

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  • Commercial Space

    APPRAISING EMPTINESS

    An Essay on Reasons for Outer Space Operations and Considerations on AGBases (Agricultural Space Station Bases) ~~ In any effort to promote the commercialization of space among the private sector, the significance of the profit motive cannot be understated. Though prize moneys (and the specific competitions they create) are certainly excellent precursors for sustainable development, they ...

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