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Apollo 17 mission commander Gene Cernan (1934-2017) covered in gray dust after his second walk on the Moon.
Old School Cool: Gene Cernan Covered in Moon Dust
We are going forward to the Moon to stay.
New Site: Explore the Moon to Mars Portal
We’ve taken giant leaps and left our mark in the heavens. Now we’re building the next chapter, returning to the Moon to stay, and preparing to go beyond. We are NASA – and after 60 years, we’re just getting started.
Video: We Are NASA
To safely navigate the heliosphere, NASA scientists and missions have been mapping the region for decades. Recent results are helping us engineer a safe path for future space explorers abroad.
Charting a Course for Astronaut Safety as NASA Launches to the Moon and to Mars
The movie First Man tells the story of Neil Armstrong and the Apollo 11 moon landing, one of NASA’s most notable figures and one of the agency’s crowning achievements, is the foundation of NASA’s legacy of achievements in exploration and discovery.
NASA Helps Bring Story of Historic Moon Landing, Neil Armstrong to Younger Generations
The Next Full Moon, on Nov. 23, is known as the Frost Moon, the Moon Before Yule, Kartik Purnima, the full Moon that corresponds with the That Luang Festival, and Ill Poya.
The Next Full Moon is the Frost Moon
Two craters on the Moon have been named to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 8 mission. The names are Anders’ Earthrise and 8 Homeward.
Lunar Craters Named in Honor of Apollo 8
The phase and libration of the Moon for 2018, at hourly intervals.
Moon Phases in 2018
To train future explorers to support NASA’s mission to return to the Moon’s surface, scientists use similar environments found on the Earth.
Preparing Future Explorers for a Return to the Moon
The next full Moon will be at mid-day on Wednesday, October 24, 2018. The Moon will appear full for about three days centered around this time, from Tuesday morning through Thursday night.
The Next Full Moon is the Hunter's Moon
International Observe the Moon Night is a worldwide celebration of lunar science and exploration held annually since 2010. One day each year, everyone on Earth is invited to observe and learn about the Moon together, and to celebrate the cultural and personal connections we all have with our nearest neighbor.
International Observe the Moon Night - Oct. 20
In the darkest and coldest parts of its polar regions, a team of scientists has directly observed definitive evidence of water ice on the Moon’s surface.
Ice Confirmed at the Moon’s Poles
NASA recently submitted to Congress a plan to revitalize and add direction to NASA’s enduring purpose.
NASA Unveils Sustainable Campaign to Return to Moon, on to Mars
For six decades, NASA has led the peaceful exploration of space, making discoveries about our planet, our solar system, and our universe.
Counting Down to NASA's 60th Anniversary
Apollo at 50: Back to the Moon and on to Mars This logo symbolizes America’s great achievement of being the first nation to send humans to another celestial body in our solar system.
Apollo 50th Next Giant Leap
The next full Moon will be on Monday night, Sept. 24, 2018.
Full Moon Blog: The Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon
From Clair De Lune to ShinEE's Selene 6.23, explore our long list of Moon songs. Did we miss one? Let us know.
Vice President Mike Pence, with NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, will visit NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston Thursday, Aug. 23, to discuss the future of human space exploration and the agency’s plans to return to the Moon as a forerunner to future human missions to Mars.
Vice President Pence Talks Future Human Space Exploration at NASA’s Johnson Space Center
In the fall of 2011, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) mission released its original Tour of the Moon, a five-minute animation that takes the viewer on a virtual tour of our nearest neighbor in space. Six years later, the tour has been recreated in eye-popping 4K resolution.
Tour of the Moon 4K
As NASA shifts human exploration back to the Moon, U.S. commercial partnerships will be a key to expediting missions and building a sustainable presence on the lunar surface.
Commercial Partners Key to Sustainable Moon Presence
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Set to Claude Debussy's Clair de Lune, this visualization shows the stark beauty of evolving light on the rugged lunar surface.