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Lunar Exploration

Radio Programs

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

Lunar Orbiter 1 Mapping the surface of the Moon August 18, 2016

Surveyor 1 A lunar lander that didn’t sink from sight June 2, 2016

Luna 9 The first soft landing on the Moon February 3, 2016

Featured Images

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