Inside the Moon
Our lunar neighbor has inspired stories since the first humans looked up at the sky and saw its gray, cratered face.
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Who Has Been to the Moon?
The moon is the most explored body in our solar system besides Earth.
Who Has Been to the Moon?
A whimsical list of some favorite Moon songs.
Man and Machine on the Moon
Before astronauts ever landed on the moon, the Soviets and the Americans sent a fleet of robotic spacecraft to scout the way.
Orbiting Now: LRO
No. Humans Who Have Visited the Moon
News and Features
NASA announced plans on Dec. 13 to work with American companies to design and develop new reusable systems for astronauts to land on the lunar surface.
NASA Seeks US Partners to Develop Reusable Systems to Land Astronauts on Moon
Nine U.S. companies now are eligible to bid on NASA delivery services to the lunar surface through Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) contracts, as one of the first steps toward long-term scientific study and human exploration of the Moon and eventually Mars.
NASA Announces New Partnerships for Commercial Lunar Payload Delivery
Weâve taken giant leaps and left our mark in the heavens. Now weâre building the next chapter, returning to the Moon to stay, and preparing to go beyond. We are NASA â and after 60 years, weâre just getting started.
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 NASAâs most notable figures and one of the agencyâs crowning achievements, is the foundation of NASAâs 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 Andersâ 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 NASAâs mission to return to the Moonâs 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 Moonâs surface.
Ice Confirmed at the Moonâs Poles
NASA recently submitted to Congress a plan to revitalize and add direction to NASAâs 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 Americaâs 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 agencyâs plans to return to the Moon as a forerunner to future human missions to Mars.
Vice President Pence Talks Future Human Space Exploration at NASAâs 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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Moon Phases for 2019
Set to Claude Debussy's Clair de Lune, this visualization shows the stark beauty of evolving light on the rugged lunar surface.