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Chinese Lunar Rover Lands on Moon! Begins Exploration!

Chinese Lunar Rover Lands on Moon! Begins Exploration!

The Chinese lunar rover, Jade Rabbit has embarked from the Chang’e 3 spacecraft. The Chinese rover will be the first lunar rover to operate on the Moon in over 40 years. The Jade Rabbit will begin its mission to learn more about the composition of the lunar surface.

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter will Map the Moon’s Surface for Manned Missions

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) and the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite, or LCROSS, will collect data about the moon in support of future manned missions.

NASA’s Lunar Exploration Robot Prototype – Scarab the Moon Drilling Rover

NASA’s Lunar Exploration Robot Prototype – Scarab the Moon Drilling Rover

NASA’s Moon rover, Scarab, will drill and test the Moon’s surface

Japan’s Moon Mission – Walking, Bipedal Moon Robot for 2020 Mission?

Japan’s Moon Mission – Walking, Bipedal Moon Robot for 2020 Mission?

Japan is in the early stages of designing a mission to the Moon. The proposed mission places a walking, two legged robot on the Lunar surface in the year 2020. The proposal is being considered as a part of Japan’s new space strategy, and will be further decided after public input has been taken. Should the […]

Lawn-Mower Sized Robots could Help Build a Lunar Base

Lawn-Mower Sized Robots could Help Build a Lunar Base

Astrobotic Technology Inc. and Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute have found a way to use riding lawn-mower sized construction robots to prepare our Moon’s surface for a NASA outpost. The goal of the project was to figure out how to reduce the disruption of Moon dust when outpost rockets land or take off. Since the Moon […]