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NASA Mission Finds Widespread Evidence of Young Lunar Volcanism

Volcanic deposit on the Moon. Credits: NASA, ASU

[NASA Press Release - 12.10.2014]
NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has provided researchers strong evidence the moon’s volcanic activity slowed gradually instead of stopping abruptly a billion years ago.

NASA Lunar Mission Wins 2014 Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Award

LADEE in lunar orbit. Credits: NASA

[NASA Press Release - 08.10.2014]
NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) mission has received the Popular Mechanics 2014 Breakthrough Award for innovation in science and technology. The 10th annual Breakthrough Awards recognize innovators, engineers and scientists responsible for changing our world.

Lunar Pits Could Shelter Astronauts, Reveal Details of How 'Man in the Moon' Formed

LRO image of a Lunar Pit. Credits: NASA

[NASA Press Release - 17.07.2014]
While the moon's surface is battered by millions of craters, it also has over 200 holes – steep-walled pits that in some cases might lead to caves that future astronauts could explore and use for shelter, according to new observations from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft.

NASA Honors Historic First Moon Landing, Eyes First Mars Mission

Apollo 11 Crew Portrait. Credits: NASA

[NASA Press Release - 14.07.2014]
NASA marks the 45th anniversary of the first moon landing this month while it takes the steps needed for America's next giant leap to send astronauts to Mars.

Commercial Lunar Science & Communications Takes the Next Step

IOLA Observatory on the Moon. Credits: ILOA

[ILOA Press Release - 01.07.2014]
The International Lunar Observatory Association (ILOA), based in Hawaii, is announcing its partnership with Toronto-based Canadensys Aerospace Corporation to develop the payload for its International Lunar Observatory mission (ILO-1) to the Moon’s South Pole later this decade.

NASA Completes LADEE Mission with Planned Impact on Moon's Surface

LADEE in lunar orbit. Credits: NASA

[NASA Press Release - 18.04.2014]
Ground controllers at NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., have confirmed that NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft impacted the surface of the moon, as planned, between 9:30 and 10:22 p.m. PDT Thursday, April 17.

LADEE to Continue Gathering Data Up to Planned Lunar Impact

LADEE approaches lunar orbit. Credits: NASA

[NASA Press Release - 03.04.2014]
NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft is gradually lowering its orbital altitude to continue making science observations prior to its planned impact on the moon’s surface on or before April 21.

NASA Challenge Invites Students to Design Exploration Systems

A prototype of an inflatable lunar habitat. Credits: NASA

[NASA Press Release - 03.04.2014]
College and university students have an opportunity to help design systems for future space habitats and exploration systems through NASA's Exploration Habitat (X-Hab) Academic Innovation Challenge. Applications for the fifth annual challenge will be accepted through April 30.

Astronomy from the Moon: ILOA Acquires Exclusive Images from Chang’E-3 Lunar Ultraviolet/Optical Telescope

Chang'e-3 on the Moon. Credits: CNSA

[ILOA Press Release - 19.03.2014]
The International Lunar Observatory Association (ILOA) is receiving exclusive images from key partners at NAOC in Beijing, comprising data from the Lunar Ultraviolet Telescope aboard Chang'e-3 operating on the surface of the Moon.

NASA Releases First Interactive Mosaic of Lunar North Pole

LRO mosaic of lunar north pole. Credits: NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University

[NASA Press Release - 18.03.2014]
Scientists, using cameras aboard NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), have created the largest high resolution mosaic of our moon’s north polar region. The six-and-a-half feet (two-meters)-per-pixel images cover an area equal to more than one-quarter of the United States.

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