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On 19 November 2013, the first image ever taken of the Earth rising over the Moon's surface in 1966 was sent back to the Moon.

Video of Chang'e-3 Descent and Landing

This video shows the descent and landing of China's Chang'e-3 on the Moon yesterday.

Update: The Yutu rover has been deployed and is driving on the lunar surface.

When China's Chang'e-3 makes a soft landing on the Moon on 14 December, ESA tracking stations will record crucial radio signals.

The Moon as seen by the crew aboard the International Space Station.

When NASA's Juno spacecraft flew past Earth on Oct. 9, 2013, it received a boost in speed of more than 8,800 mph (about 7.3 kilometer per second)

Researchers from Brown University and the University of Hawaii have found some mineralogical surprises in the Moon's largest impact crater.

China's Chang'e-3 Heads For The Moon

China's Chang'e-3 lunar rover Yutu ("Jade rabbit") left Earth today aboard a Long March IIIB rocket today. Liftoff occurred at 12:30 pm EST from Xichang launch facility in in China's Sichuan province.

NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) is ready to begin collecting science data about the Moon.

Scientists using data from the lunar-orbiting twins of NASA's Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission are gaining new insight into how the face of the moon received its rugged good looks. A report on the asymmetric distribution of lunar impact basins is published in this week's edition of the journal Science.

NASA's Lunar Laser Communication Demonstration (LLCD) has made history using a pulsed laser beam to transmit data over the 239,000 miles between the moon and Earth at a record-breaking download rate of 622 megabits per second (Mbps).

On 9 October 2013 at 5:31 pm PDT (10 Oct 00:31 UTC) NASA's LADEE spacecraft played back a recording of someone talking from lunar orbit. The person speaking was Mike Wargo, a NASA scientist who had died several months earlier.

High resolution imagery from the Lunar Orbiter program, forgotten for nearly 50 years, has been retrieved from original data tapes.

LADEE Has Entered Lunar Orbit

According to someone at NASA: "Early this morning (October 6), we fired LADEE's main engine in a braking maneuver known as the Lunar Orbit Insertion (LOI) burn."

LADEE Launch

NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) observatory launches aboard the Minotaur V rocket from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility, Friday, Sept. 6, 2013 in Virginia.

NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) launched on time Friday night at 11:27 pm EDT aboard a Minotaur V rocket from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The LADEE mission will orbit the Moon to gather detailed information about the lunar atmosphere, conditions near the surface and environmental influences on lunar dust.

On Friday, Sept. 6, NASA is scheduled to launch a small satellite mission, called the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE), which will orbit the moon to gather detailed information about its atmosphere and the role of dust in the lunar sky.

In an attempt to answer prevailing questions about our moon, NASA is making final preparations to launch a probe at 11:27 p.m. EDT Friday, Sept. 6, from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va.

NASA's LADEE Goes for a Spin

During preparations for NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) observatory launch on Sept. 6, 2013, the spacecraft went through final preparations and close-outs, which included checking alignment after its cross-country shipment, checking the propulsion system for leaks, inspecting and repairing solar panels, and final electrical tests. After these activities were completed, more challenging portions of the launch preparations began: spin testing and fueling.

In an attempt to answer prevailing questions about our moon, NASA is making final preparations to launch a probe, the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE), at 11:27 p.m. EDT Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va.

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