Lunar Missions

Space travel to the Moon and back

moon lander

Rocks Discovered on The Far Side of the Moon

China’s Lunar Rover has already found rocks on the far side of the Moon. The Chinese Chang’e-4 lunar mission is currently exploring the moon’s far side in a region called the Von Kármán crater.  The rocks appear to have experienced little erosion and are therefore probably examples of relatively young moon rocks. They are also light in color, meaning they might also have originated from a part of the moon different from the one the rover is exploring.

China Lunar Rover

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America Exploring Space

In the USA, NASA is working towards the exciting goal of landing the first woman on the Moon by 2024, just four years away.

Australia Exploring Space

Australia has a lot to offer with its involvement in the NASA Artemis Space Program which will involve a lunar landing by the first woman to visit the moon. 

Australia’s Space Program has been given a huge boost by the Prime Minister’s announcement of federal funding for infrastructure. Read More Here

Apollo 11

Buzz Aldrin stepping onto the Moon

Apollo 11 launched from Cape Kennedy on July 16, 1969, carrying Commander Neil Armstrong, Command Module Pilot Michael Collins and Lunar Module Pilot Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin into an Earth-orbit of 116 miles.

As the Lunar Module approached the surface of the moon, an estimated 650 million people watched Armstrong’s televised image and heard his voice describe the event.

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The Apollo 12 Moon Mission