The NASA moon rocket stands on Pad 39B before a launch attempt for the Artemis 1 mission to orbit the moon at the Kennedy Space Center on Sept. 2, 2022, in Cape Canaveral, Fla.  Brynn Anderson/AP File Photo

All about NASA's Artemis 1 mission

Nov. 23, 2022

From Wisconsin Public Radio: NASA's Artemis 1 rocket lifted off on November 16 after multiple postponements. The mission sets the stage for humans to revisit the Moon after 50 years away, and for exploration further in space. An astrophysics expert, Dr. Jack Burns explains. Listen to the interview.

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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FACT SHEET: First National Cislunar Science & Technology Strategy

Nov. 17, 2022

From the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy: Today, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy released the first National Cislunar Science and Technology (S&T) Strategy to address how U.S. S&T leadership will support responsible, peaceful, and sustainable exploration and use of Cislunar space—the large region...

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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...

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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...

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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 With NASA's Artemis 1 mission launching to the moon this month, 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 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...