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China making ‘preliminary’ preparations for manned lunar mission

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China is making "preliminary" preparations to send a man to the moon, state media cited a senior space official as saying, the...

SpaceX to send first paying tourists around moon next year

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SpaceX plans to launch two paying passengers on a tourist trip around the moon next year using a spaceship under development for...

Private company wins U.S. clearance to fly to the moon

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A Florida-based company won U.S. government permission on Wednesday to send a robotic lander to the moon next year, the firm's founder...

UN Force Intervention Brigade an appropriate tool – Ban Ki-moon

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In reviewing UN work over the past year, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has pointed out that the multi-national Force Intervention Brigade (FIB) in...

SA helps NASA explore Mars

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The SA National Space Agency (SANSA) will this month assist US-based National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to launch a rover on...

NASA launches mission to study Moon from crust to core

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NASA's twin lunar Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) spacecraft lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Saturday...

NASA spacecraft images offer sharper views of Apollo landing sites

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NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) captured the sharpest images ever taken from space of the Apollo 12, 14 and 17 landing sites....

Twin GRAIL spacecraft to map the Moon’s gravity

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Circling the Earth at a distance of only 240,000 miles, the moon has captivated humanity's collective imagination since ancient times. Humans have...

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SA’s top soldier right on decline upon a decline in the SANDF

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South Africa’s senior soldier – SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief – General Rudzani Maphwanya has it spot on in that the decline upon...