Green light for UK commercial telecoms Moon mission

The Lunar Pathfinder spacecraft will sell communications services to other missions at the Moon.

By Jonathan Amos | Feb. 5, 2020 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: british-space-programme space-exploration the-moon european-space-agency telecommunication

Wolf moon: Full moon and lunar eclipse delight skywatchers

The first full moon of 2020 coincides with a penumbral lunar eclipse, caused by the Earth's shadow.

BBC Science News | Jan. 10, 2020 | bbcnews
~1 mins   

Tags: astronomy the-moon eclipses earth

New engine tech that could get us to Mars faster

Nasa wants to send humans to Mars one day, but do we have the engines to get us there?

By Mary-Ann Russon | Dec. 25, 2019 | bbcnews
~11 mins   

Tags: mars the-moon nasa boeing

Europe keen to demonstrate Moon ambitions

Research ministers meet in Seville next week to approve European Space Agency projects and funding.

By Jonathan Amos | Nov. 22, 2019 | bbcnews
~7 mins   

Tags: mars international-space-station space-exploration the-moon nasa european-space-agency

The Russian who could have been first to Moon

Alexei Leonov, who died on Friday, could have been the first human to land on the Moon.

By Paul Rincon | Oct. 14, 2019 | bbcnews
~11 mins   

Tags: soviet-union russia space-exploration the-moon

SLS: Nasa's giant 'Moon rocket' takes shape

Nasa finishes assembling the main structural components for its largest rocket since the Apollo-era Saturn V.

By Paul Rincon | Sept. 20, 2019 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: space-exploration the-moon nasa engineering

Chandrayaan 2: What may have gone wrong with India's Moon mission?

The BBC asks former members of India's space agency what went wrong with its most complex mission.

BBC Science News | Sept. 9, 2019 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: india space-exploration the-moon asia space

Chandrayaan-2: India's historic moonshot appears to end in failure

India's space agency lost contact with Chandrayaan-2 shortly before the craft was expected to land.

BBC Science News | Sept. 6, 2019 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: india space-exploration the-moon asia

Chandrayaan-2: India aims for soft landing on Moon's south pole

India aims to become the first country to make a soft landing on the Moon's south pole.

BBC Science News | Sept. 6, 2019 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: india space-exploration the-moon asia

Chandrayaan-2: The grand ambitions of India's second Moon mission

India will try to land a rover on the Moon, but how will it get there and why does it matter?

BBC Science News | Sept. 5, 2019 | bbcnews
~7 mins   

Tags: india space-exploration the-moon asia

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