Photo of NASA's Artemis on launch pad in November 2022. Photo taken during night with rocket with spotlights.
NASA Artemis 1 Mission interview

Nov. 23, 2022

From Morning Wave in Busan: Listen to interview with Professor Jack Burns.

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The Lunar Frontier

Sept. 9, 2022

Video from the Denver Astronomical Society: This talk focused on the future of human and robotic exploration of the Moon and beyond. Since the end of the Apollo program, the justification for the human space program has proven elusive. Dr. Burns borrowed a page from the Silicon Valley computer and...

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How Does Artemis Differ From Apollo Mission?

Sept. 6, 2022

Video from Cosmoknowledge: Apollo was competition. Artemis is progress. Republished from an article by The Conversation with permission from Jack Burns. Watch the video...

NASA employees take photos as NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) rocket with the Orion spacecraft aboard is rolled out of High Bay 3 of the Vehicle Assembly Building for the first time, at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla.
Colorado-based space expert says scrubbed Artemis launch is actually a common occurrence

Sept. 4, 2022

From Channel 7 Denver News: The second attempt to launch NASA’s Artemis 1 has been scrubbed again after a fuel leak was discovered. NASA says the team will be standing down for the current launch period, which ends Tuesday. While many space enthusiasts were disappointed by this news, it's actually...

NASA’s new Space Launch System is seen here being moved from the rocket assembly building to a launchpad. Credit NASA
NASA’s Artemis 1 mission to the Moon sets the stage for routine space exploration beyond Earth’s orbit

Aug. 26, 2022

From The Conversation: NASA’s Artemis 1 mission is poised to take a key step toward returning humans to the Moon after a half-century hiatus. The launch was scheduled for the morning of Aug. 29, 2022 but was postponed due to an issue with one of the rocket’s engines. The next...

A view of the far side of the moon based on data from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. (Image credit: NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio)
The moon's far side could offer a view of the universe even deeper than the James Webb Space Telescope

Aug. 24, 2022

From Space.com: With NASA's Artemis 1 mission launching to the moon this month, Space.com is taking a look at what we know about the moon and why we care. Join us for our Moon Week special report in the countdown to Artemis 1. The potential science from future lunar missions...

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Meet the Colorado Companies Working to Get Us Back to the Moon

June 1, 2022

From 5280 Magazine: “If you would’ve told me in 1972 that we wouldn’t be back to the moon for 50 years,” says Jack Burns, a professor of astrophysics at CU Boulder, “I would have said you are full of you-know-what.” Burns has a special interest in moon landings beyond being...

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Cell Phones are Brighter Than Aliens

May 29, 2022

From Spektrum.de: The search for aliens used to be easier. For decades, researchers have been on the lookout for signs of extraterrestrial civilizations as part of SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence). And because they don’t know what to look for, they prefer to look in the radio part of the...

An artist's conception of Blue Origin's Blue Moon lander on the lunar far side. Credit BLUE ORIGIN, INC. and JACK BURNS
Bezos’ Blue Origin May Ferry Futuristic Radio Telescope To Moon’s Far Side

May 24, 2022

From Forbes: In the foothills of Colorado’s Rocky Mountain front range —- an area well known for cutting-edge space technology —- Jack Burns, a longtime astrophysics professor at the University of Colorado, Boulder —- may finally be seeing a decades-old vision of a low frequency lunar radio telescope coming to...

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Far Side The Moon’s Use as a New Astronomical Site

April 12, 2022

From Space News Show Daily: Far Side The Moon’s Use as a New Astronomical Site Read page 1 and page 2 of this special digital edition.

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