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Lunar Exploration

Radio Programs

Observe-the-Moon Night Keeping a close eye on the Moon October 1, 2022

Helium-3 Future prospecting on the Moon July 29, 2022

Joining the Club Joining an exclusive club July 28, 2022

Moon and Saturn Using the Moon as a scientific instrument June 17, 2022

Moon, Mars, and Jupiter Heading for a tadpole on the Moon May 23, 2022

Moon and Regulus Bouncing around the Moon May 9, 2022

Moon and Antares Making big plans for the Moon March 22, 2022

Moon and Libra A second-chance Moon landing February 21, 2022

Moon and Planets Dropping in on the south pole November 10, 2021

Moon and Venus Ambitious visits to the Moon November 7, 2021

Moon and Jupiter Settling in on the Moon September 17, 2021

More Apollo 15 Cruising around some big mountains July 30, 2021

Moon and Saturn Splashing into two worlds July 23, 2021

Moon and Companions Busy plans for the Moon July 12, 2021

Moon and Regulus Listening to the Moon’s interior June 15, 2021

Moon and Regulus Digging into fresh lunar samples March 25, 2021

All Full Dreaming of a trip to the Moon March 3, 2021

Moon and Planets Taking the first ride on the Moon November 18, 2020

Moon and Aldebaran Bringing back pieces of the Moon October 6, 2020

Eating (Lunar) Dust Feeding moondust to cockroaches July 31, 2020

Moon and Antares Softening the lunar landscape March 14, 2020

Moon and Venus Zapping ice on the lunar surface January 27, 2020

Moon and Companions A bit of color for the Moon January 19, 2020

More Apollo 12 A precision landing on the Moon November 19, 2019

Moon and Regulus Getting down and dirty on the Moon November 18, 2019

Apollo 12 A “striking” trip to the Moon November 14, 2019

Moon and Aldebaran The tough work of landing on the Moon November 13, 2019

New Explorers Jamming up the space lanes September 3, 2019

Future Steps Past and future steps on the Moon July 24, 2019

Learning Secrets Tapping into the secrets of the Moon July 23, 2019

Lunar Laser Aiming a laser pointer at the Moon July 22, 2019

One Giant Leap One priceless moment on the Moon July 21, 2019

Touchdown! All the way to the Moon July 20, 2019

Cold Calculations Calculating a path to the Moon July 19, 2019

Staying Safe Staying safe on a trip to the Moon July 18, 2019

A New Goal A high goal for the space program July 17, 2019

LRO Sharp eyes on the Moon June 23, 2019

John Houbolt Taking two spacecraft to the Moon April 10, 2019

Moon and Mars Digging the Moon and Mars March 10, 2019

Moon and Spica A low-key trip to the Moon January 25, 2019

More Apollo 8 A big show from lunar orbit December 24, 2018

Apollo 8 A bold step toward the Moon December 23, 2018

Moon Goddesses Chinese goddesses at the Moon December 1, 2018

More Moon and Saturn Cool water on the Moon November 11, 2018

Zond 5 Some odd lunar travelers September 21, 2018

Moon and Venus Shaking up the lunar surface September 11, 2018

Moon and Companions The Moon’s “lumpy” gravity June 22, 2018

Moon and Planets Talking to other worlds May 3, 2018

Last Surveyor A final trip to the Moon January 9, 2018

Moon and Companions Gassing up a lunar atmosphere December 13, 2017

Moon and Companions Preparing for future journeys August 1, 2017

Featured Images

artemis I on the page

Dawn of a New Era? August 26, 2022

South Korean spacecraft heads for the Moon.

Moon Bound August 5, 2022

reiner gamma on the moon

Lunar Tadpole May 23, 2022

laser shot during lunar eclipse

Shooting the Moon May 9, 2022

Apollo 16 astronaut Charles Duke on the Moon

Good Times April 20, 2022

apollo 16 launch, 1972

Penultimate Mission April 18, 2022

Artemis I moves toward the launch pad at Kennedy Space Center, March 17

Off and Rolling March 19, 2022

Luna 20 on the Moon

Lunar Relic February 21, 2022

Chang'e 4 lander on the far side of the Moon

A New Side of the Moon November 7, 2021

Views from Apollo 15

A Busy Mission July 30, 2021

A Great View July 29, 2021

Antares, the Apollo 14 lunar module, at Fra Mauro

Moonshine February 5, 2021

Chang'e 5 ascent module approaches the Earth-return vehicle in lunar orbit

Homeward Bound December 10, 2020

Chinese lunar explorers

Lunar Explorers October 6, 2020

Luna 16, Luna 25

Generation Ships September 24, 2020

Sea of Crises

Dry Sea August 1, 2020

Highlights from Apollo 12

Back to the Moon November 19, 2019

A Striking Launch November 14, 2019

LRO view of Chang'e-4 and Yutu

On the Moon November 13, 2019

Chandrayaan 2 view of lunar north polar region

Missed Landing September 6, 2019

New Explorers September 3, 2019

One concept for lunar Gateway

Lunar Outpost July 24, 2019

McDonald

Shooting the Moon July 22, 2019

Buzz Aldrin poses with the American flag on the Moon, July 20, 1969

A Priceless Moment July 21, 2019

Apollo 11's lunar module lands on the Moon

Heading for a Touchdown July 19, 2019

Apollo 11 liftoff

Taking Aim (Part 2) July 16, 2019

Radio observatory on the Moon

Looking Deep May 21, 2019

Hayabusa 2 on Ryugu; Beresheet heads for the Moon

Space Shots February 22, 2019

Hidden Moon January 16, 2019

Yutu, a small rover, rolls away from Chang'e 4

Far Away January 4, 2019

Reservation for a flight to the Moon

Ready to Ride December 25, 2018

Earthrise over the Moon

Blue Marble December 24, 2018

gravity map of a portion of the Moon

Lumpy Moon June 22, 2018

A panorama of the landing site around Surveyor 7

Last Surveyor January 9, 2018

Apollo 16 image of the lunar farside

Far Moon July 2, 2017

Lunar Orbiter 1 views of Earthrise over the Moon

First Earthrise August 18, 2016

Surveying the Moon June 2, 2016

Luna 9, February 1966

First Landing February 3, 2016