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Moon Probes

Orbiter Settles Uncertainty Over Off-Planet Driving Record

Space.com | Mike Wall | Posted 07.15.2013 | Science

A 1970s Soviet rover did indeed travel about 3 miles farther on the surface of the moon than originally thought, meaning that any robot hoping to bre...

Mixed Results Seen In Search For Missing Moon Probes

Space.com | Leonard David | Posted 06.29.2013 | Science

The moon is the final resting ground for scads of landed and crashed spacecraft, many of which have been pinpointed recently by sleuthing scientists...

The Latest On Doomed Russian Space Probe

AP | By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 03.13.2012 | Science

MOSCOW -- A Russian spacecraft designed to burnish the nation's faded space glory in a mission to one of Mars' moons has turned into one of the heavie...

NASA Kicks Off 2012 With New Moon Mission

AP | By ALICIA CHANG | Posted 01.03.2012 | Technology

LOS ANGELES -- The cruise to the moon took 3 1/2 months and covered 2 1/2 million miles – far longer than the direct three-day flight by Apollo ...

NASA Launches Probes To Study Insides Of Moon

AP | By MARCIA DUNN | Posted 11.10.2011 | Technology

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- A pair of spacecraft rocketed toward the moon Saturday on the first mission dedicated to measuring lunar gravity and determini...

NASA To Revisit The Moon

AP | Posted 11.05.2011 | Technology

By Marcia Dunn, The Associated Press CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Four decades after landing men on the moon, NASA is returning to Earth's orbiting comp...