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NASA remembers Apollo 11 mission and moon landing

July 20, 2019

From CGTN America: It was exactly 50 years ago (Saturday 7/20) that two U.S. astronauts first walked on the moon. This "giant leap for mankind" remains one of humanity's greatest achievements. There are many celebrations taking place to mark the anniversary, including events in Houston, Texas, home of America's Apollo...

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CU Boulder celebrates Apollo 11 anniversary, and beyond

July 19, 2019

From 9News: At the Fiske Planetarium in Boulder, there are more than 75 shows this month to celebrate 50 years since the first manned lunar mission. Watch the video.

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Moon 2.0: Why the next phase of lunar development won't be anything like Apollo

July 19, 2019

From CBC Radio: When humans return to the moon as soon as 2024, their missions will be vastly different from those of the Apollo pioneers. The Apollo program changed the world without significantly changing the surface of the moon, but the next phase of lunar development will be multinational, long-term...

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50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Moon Landing

July 18, 2019

From Richard French Live: Exactly 50 years ago the Apollo 11 astronauts were on their way to the moon. RFL’s Andrew Whitman speaks with Prof. Jack Burns, director of the Network for Exploration and Space Science, about this space aged milestone, and the future of NASA. Watch the video...

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Could humanity’s return to the moon spark a new age of lunar telescopes?

July 18, 2019

From Science: In the undulating, dust-covered Descartes Highlands, 380 kilometers southwest of Tranquility Base, where Apollo 11 landed half a century ago, a lonely gold-plated telescope has sat inert since 24 April 1972, when Apollo 16 astronauts John Young and Charles Duke blasted off the surface and left it behind...

Photo on the lunar surface from Apollo 11
The race to the moon, explained

July 18, 2019

From Global News: It’s been half a century since humans stepped foot on the moon, and now multiple nations and for-profit companies are racing to go back. Watch the video.

Students design robotic lunar rover that could give us deeper look into the universe
Students design robotic lunar rover that could give us deeper look into the universe

July 17, 2019

From ABC Action News: There’s a group of students at the University of Colorado Boulder working on a project of astronomical proportions. They’re building a prototype lunar rover that could help us understand the origins of the universe. “This is the antenna module,” student Arun Kumar says, as he demonstrates...

Robots may beat humans back to the moon Robots may beat humans back to the moon
Robots may beat humans back to the moon Robots may beat humans back to the moon

July 17, 2019

Video from Reuters TV: Watch this video of telerobotic deployment of low radio frequency telescopes on the lunar farside featuring a number of our students at University of Colorado.

University of Colorado Boulder director of NASA NLSI Lunar University Network for Astrophysics Research Jack Burns stands for a portrait at the Fiske Planetarium in Boulder
Robots to install telescopes to peer into cosmos from the moon

July 15, 2019

From Reuters Science News: BOULDER, Colo. (Reuters) - As the United States races to put humans back on the moon for the first time in 50 years, a NASA-funded lab in Colorado aims to send robots there to deploy telescopes that will look far into our galaxy, remotely operated by...

The far side of the moon offers a unique opportunity to radio astronomers: an observatory built there could peer into the early universe, shielded from electromagnetic interference from Earth. Illustration: Peter Sanitra
Rovers Will Unroll a Telescope on the Moon’s Far Side

July 10, 2019

From IEEE Spectrum: For decades, astronomers have gazed up at the moon and dreamed about what they would do with its most unusual real estate. Because the moon is gravitationally locked to our planet, the same side of the moon always faces us. That means the lunar far side is...