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Video games that allow you to travel to the moon

This weekend marks the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11's historic mission and the landing of the moon. Five decades ago NASA used old computers and many mathematics to send people to the moon and bring them back. In celebration of this historic event, let's take a look back at some of the best moon trips in video games. Mass Effect …

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The Lunar Gateway will be in a "Near-Rectilinear Halo Orbit"

After months of discussion, the space agencies behind the Lunar Gateway have decided how the space station will orbit the Moon. NASA and ESA are developing the Lunar Gateway jointly, and the orbital path that it will follow around Moon is a key part of mission design. NASA and the ESA have decided on what is called a near-rectilinear halo …

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Falcon 9 rocket test-fired ahead of station cargo launch – Spaceflight Now

A plume of exhaust appears from the pad 40 Friday evening as the SpaceX test-fires the Falcon 9 rocket's nine Merlin engines. Credit: Steven Young / Spaceflight Now SpaceX test-fired and Falcon 9 rocket at Cape Canaveral Friday evening, igniting nine Merlin engines for several seconds while hold-down restraints kept the launcher on the ground. (19659003) The instantaneous launch opportunity …

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A Walk on Future-Moon – July 20, 2044 (Op-Ed)

We meet our guide, Pear Månsken, at the Company's No. 5 airlock. Pear's only instructions: Keep them in sight at all times and let them know immediately of any concerns. Beyond that we're free to roam. Stay safe and live. Or do something stupid and die. Not their problem. We have signed the waiver. This is the frontier. It's July …

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