Moon Dust Bag, Accidentally In Private Hands, Auctioned For $1.5 Million – NPR

During a media preview on July 13, Cassandra Hatton of Sotheby’s displays the Apollo 11 contingency lunar sample return bag. It was used by Neil Armstrong on Apollo 11 to bring back the first pieces of the moon ever collected. Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images During a media preview on […]

Tour the International Space Station With Google Street View – Newsweek

A gravity-free Google Street View has landed…on the International Space Station (ISS). Related: Google grant seeks to curb gun violence in 10 U.S. cities The search engine on Thursday announced that anyone can now see inside the ISS using its popular map tool, Street View. Launched in 2007, the technology feature in Google Maps and […]

Hubble sees martian moon orbiting the Red Planet – Phys.Org

Hubble sees martian moon orbiting the Red Planet – Phys.Org

Over the course of 22 minutes, Hubble took 13 separate exposures, allowing astronomers to create a time-lapse image showing the tiny moon Phobos during its orbital trek (white dots) around Mars. This image is a composite of separate exposures acquired by NASA’s Hubble WFC3/UVIS instrument. Credit: Over the course of 22 minutes, Hubble took 13 […]

Elon Musk calls for a moon base to be built to ‘fire up’ public interest in space – and admits SpaceX’s megarocket … – Daily Mail

Elon Musk has called for a human outpost to be built on the moon to boost public interest and ‘continue the dream’ of the Apollo missions. The SpaceX founder, speaking at the International Space Station (ISS) Research & Development Conference in Washington, D.C., also admitted the firm’s first test of its Falcon Heavy rocket, scheduled for […]