How the world's first lunar mission got mired in cold war conspiracy theories.
January 02, 2013 | By Tony Reichhardt
The rules for naming features on the Moon are simple, but not always logical.
December 31, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
Gravity data from NASA's GRAIL mission show that deeply buried bodies of igneous rock in the crust can be detected from orbit.
December 10, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
Recent data from the planet Mercury indicates that water ice is found near its poles. What does this mean for the Moon?
December 02, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
Using the material and energy resources of space could be a major game-changer for spaceflight. So why haven't we ever done it?
November 17, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
A new paper claims mineral evidence for the largest basin on the Moon -- is it true?
November 01, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
What is the ultimate source of the water found at the poles of the Moon? A new study of some lunar soil samples suggests a surprising answer.
October 17, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
What color is the Moon? The answer is not as straightforward as you might think.
October 10, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
The first moonwalker's storied aviation career
August 27, 2012 | By Tony Reichhardt
Neil Armstrong will always be remembered for his "one small step" but his contributions to spaceflight are numerous.
August 26, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
Determining rock ages remotely would create new possibilities for planetary science.
August 24, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
The radio telescope at England's Jodrell Bank Observatory got the news scoop of the century in the early days of the space race.
August 08, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
Does the history of two early pioneers of aviation offer an analogy for spaceflight?
July 31, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
Localized bubbles of high magnetic intensity may explain some enigmatic lunar surface features
July 19, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
The Space Exploration Initiative and the Vision for Space Exploration -- two proposals, two failures. Why?
July 02, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
Planning a visit to the Museum? We provide some helpful hints.
July 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
What are China's intentions for the Moon?
June 19, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
The purpose of art is to soothe the soul, but sometimes it can predict future realities with uncanny precision.
June 14, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
Our international space partners want to go to the Moon. Why don't we?
Well, maybe we do.
June 05, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
A recent news story claims that water was found in lunar soil over 30 years ago, but the finding was ignored. True?
June 01, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis