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  The Moon...Astroppo.com
It may seem curious that the inclination of the lunar orbit and the tilt of the Moon's axis of rotation are listed as varying considerably.
The plane of the lunar orbit maintains an inclination of 5.145 396° with respect to the ecliptic (the orbital plane of the Earth), and the lunar axis of rotation maintains an inclination of 1.5424° with respect to the normal to that same plane.
Lunar Prospector results, however, indicate the presence of hydrogen in the permanently shadowed regions, which could be in the form of water ice.
www.astroppo.com /moon.html   (4071 words)

 Moon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The points where the Moon's orbit the ecliptic are called the " lunar nodes ": the North (or ascending) node is the Moon crosses to the North of ecliptic; the South (or descending) node it crosses to the South.
The lunar crust is composed of a of primary elements including uranium thorium potassium oxygen silicon magnesium iron titanium calcium aluminum and hydrogen.
Lunar Prospector results however indicate the presence of in the permanently shadowed regions which could in the form of water ice.
www.freeglossary.com /Moon   (3362 words)

Astronauts - KCTS Television - The behind-the-scenes story of the astronauts, their mission and their families in a 90-minute documentary that premiered on PBS on July 16, 1997.
Alan Bean - Ask An Astronaut - Biography - Apollo and Skylab Astronaut - He was the lunar module pilot on the Apollo 12 mission, man's second lunar landing, and became the forth man to set foot on the moon on November 19, 1969.
James Lovell - Astronaut Hall of Fame - Piloted Gemini 7, commanded Gemini 12, orbited the moon on Apollo 8 and commanded the aborted Apollo 13 moon flight.
www.ability.org.uk /astronauts.html   (811 words)

 Apollo 8 - Article from FactBug.org - the fast Wikipedia mirror site   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
While in lunar orbit they made a Christmas Eve television broadcast that is thought to be one of the most watched of all time.
Of all the components of the Apollo system, the Lunar Module (LM), which would eventually be used to land on the Moon, had the most issues.
It was in retrograde (against direction of travel) and slowed the spacecraft down by 2.0 ft/s (0.6 m/s), in effect lowering the closest distance that the spacecraft would pass the moon.
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 Moon - ExampleProblems.com
Because the lunar orbit is also inclined to the Earth's equator, the Moon seems to oscillate up and down (as a person's head does when nodding) as it moves in celestial latitude (declination).
Apollo 12 lunar module prepares to descend towards the surface of the Moon.
The first robot lunar rover to land on the Moon was the Soviet vessel Lunokhod 1 on November 17 1970 as part of the Lunokhod program.
www.exampleproblems.com /wiki/index.php/Moon   (5208 words)

 FANBOY PLANET.com .: rs-astronauts :.
Well, I don't because I was born about 13 years later and by the time of my birth, space travel had once again become a thing better left to science fiction.
Astronauts In Trouble is AIT/plaNETar's signature book (notice the "AIT,") and it won't break your wallet wide open at $12.95.
Copyrights and trademarks for existing entertainment (film, TV, comics, wrestling) properties are held by their respective owners and are used with permission or for promotional purposes of said properties.
www.fanboyplanet.com /comics/rs-astronauts.php   (760 words)

 Chronology of Space Exploration
The Lunar Module was used as a lifeboat for the astronauts.
A lunar Roving Vehicle was carried on this mission (and all subsequent ones) which allowed the astronauts to travel several kilometers from the landing site.
Lunar Prospector was launched on January 6, 1998 and arrived at the Moon on January 11, 1998.
www.solarviews.com /eng/craft2.htm   (8254 words)

 SPACE.com -- Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter: Searching For A 'New Moon'
LRO is also to investigate the lunar radiation environment in terms of impact on humans.
Watzin said that low lunar orbit is inherently unstable, due to the asymmetry of the lunar gravitational field.
In the 1960s, NASA's Lunar Orbiter missions acquired meter scale imaging for a small percentage of the Moon, Robinson said, mostly in equatorial mare regions of the nearside.
space.com /businesstechnology/060207_lro_technology.html   (1659 words)

 List of Apollo astronauts - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
James A. Lovell, Young, and Cernan are the only three astronauts to fly more than one lunar mission (two each).
Lovell and Fred Haise were prevented from walking on the Moon by the malfunction on Apollo 13 that resulted in the mission being aborted.
Joseph Henry Engle - backup lunar module pilot for Apollo 14, lost the primary pilot slot on Apollo 17 to Harrison Schmitt after the cancellation of Apollo 18.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_lunar_astronauts   (1213 words)

 Apollo Lunar Module - Lunar Rocks
The Apollo Lunar missions were an important part of man's exploration of space.
The Moon is made of rocks and the lunar surface is covered with dust or a layer of fine broken-up powder about 1 to 20 meters deep.
Geologic samples returned from the Moon by the Apollo lunar surface exploration missions (1969-1972), along with associated data records, are physically protected, environmentally preserved, and scientifically processed in a special building dedicated for that purpose at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.
www.sln.org /pieces/schutte/currrocks.html   (946 words)

 Lunar Landing Sites
This document lists missions, manned and unmanned, which impacted, landed, or landed and returned from the Moon.
manned lunar landings returned more than 380 kilograms of samples from a variety of lunar terrain and emplaced instrument packages which performed measurements long after the astronauts had left.
Seismometers allowed studying the lunar interior, both from response to natural moonquakes and impacts when spent S-IVB stages that boosted Apollo to the Moon and Lunar Modules (after the astronauts had departed, of course!) were deliberately crashed into the Moon.
www.fourmilab.ch /earthview/lunarform/landing.html   (752 words)

 Lunar Republic Society : In Search Of Van Serg
You may have seen the name on the list of lunar features that have been officially sanctioned by the International Astronomical Union:
For this piece of intelligence the Pump is obliged to Tom Lehrer ('47, A.M. '47), mathematician, teacher, and comic song writer nonpareil.
Lunar Republic, S.A. and the International Lunar Society.
www.lunarrepublic.com /gazetteer/vanserg.shtml   (579 words)

 Apollo 8 - ExampleProblems.com
Apollo 8 was the second manned mission of the Apollo space program, in which Commander Frank Borman, Command Module Pilot James Lovell and Lunar Module Pilot William Anders became the first humans to leave Earth orbit and to orbit around the Moon.
While in lunar orbit they made a Christmas Eve television broadcast.
He made sure that they stayed in lunar orbit only as long as necessary — 10 orbits.
www.exampleproblems.com /wiki/index.php/Apollo_8   (6401 words)

 NASA - Abandoned Spaceships and Moon Buggies
According to NASA's Vision for Space Exploration, astronauts are returning to the Moon no later than 2020.
These are cave-like places, hinted at in some Apollo images, where astronauts could take shelter in case of an unexpected solar storm.
Apollo 17 Lunar Surface Journal -- read the words actually said by Apollo astronauts while they were on the Moon.
science.nasa.gov /headlines/y2005/11jul_lroc.htm?list39638   (1335 words)

 Lunar Eclipses for Beginners
Fortunately, lunar eclipse photography is easy provided that you have the right equipment and use it correctly.
Although penumbral lunar eclipses are included in this list, they are usually quite difficult to observe because of their subtlety.
The next total lunar eclipse occurs on Mar. 3-4, 2007 and will be visible from the North and South America, Europe, Africa and much of Asia.
www.mreclipse.com /Special/LEprimer.html   (1629 words)

 NASA's Solar System Exploration: Lunar Eclipse   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Using fruit and a strong light, children ages 8 to 14 explore the dynamics of lunar phases and eclipses to develop an understanding of the relative positions of our Moon, Earth, and Sun that cause the phases of the Moon and eclipses viewed from Earth.
Find the timing on the next lunar eclipse - or any eclipse between now and 2008.This site offers details on when eclipses occur and from where they will be visible.
Native American stories and activities explore the Moon, lunar eclipses, auroras, why we have day and night and the seasons.
solarsystem.nasa.gov /planets/lunar-eclipse.cfm   (895 words)

 List of astronauts by selection Summary
The most significant achievements by a woman astronaut at NASA were made by Eileen Collins (1956-), who was the first female pilot selected by NASA (1990), the first female space shuttle pilot (1995), the first female pilot to dock with the Russian space station Mir (1997), and the first female space shuttle commander (1999).
Gordon Cooper was a backup commander for the Apollo lunar dress rehersal flight, and would have commanded another mission, but was bumped from the rotation after a disagreement with NASA management.
Thus in 1978 a new group of 35 astronauts was selected after 9 years without new astronauts, including the first female astronauts, and also the first fl astronaut Guion Bluford.
www.bookrags.com /List_of_astronauts_by_selection   (6516 words)

 Lunar Property
The sale of Lunar property has already been ongoing for many years by the Lunar Embassy, which posesses a legal basis and copyright for the sale of Lunar, Martian and other extraterrestrial property.
You may have seen a presentation of the Lunar Embassy and an appearance of Mr Dennis Hope on one of your local TV channels recently.
The Lunar Embassy has a strict policy of "non interference" that is, not to prosecute or harrass trespassing neutral Astronauts, because on the Moon, it's always nice to get visitors.
www.moonshop.com /pm/lunar.html   (1364 words)

 Apollo & Skylab
The last three missions featured the Lunar Rover, which permitted the astronauts to drive about and explore various terrains too rough for the LM to attempt to land upon.
On the last Apollo mission to the moon, the astronauts spent 22 hours in moon walks and camped out on the moon for three days total.
Lunar Apollo 10 John W. Young May 26, 1969 Module dropped to within Eugene A. Cernan 9 miles of Lunar surface.
www.hq.nasa.gov /office/pao/History/apollo/welcome.html   (797 words)

 NASM--Apollo to the Moon--Lunar Missions after Apollo 11
Only Apollo 13 failed to make a lunar landing-an accident en route to the Moon forced the crew to abandon the mission and return to Earth after reaching lunar orbit.
Each mission explored new areas of the lunar surface and left behind nuclear-powered scientific instruments that continued to send data back to Earth years after the last astronaut left the Moon.
And beginning with Apollo 15, astronauts conducted their explorations with the aid of a Moon car--a Lunar Roving Vehicle--that allowed them to travel and work miles away from their Lunar Module.
www.nasm.si.edu /exhibitions/attm/la.html   (240 words)

 Phil Plait's Bad Astronomy: Bad TV
The lunar landscape is brightly lit by the Sun, of course, and your friend is wearing a white spacesuit also brilliantly lit by the Sun.
A second video shows two astronauts on the same hill (and this time it really is the same hill), and claims that NASA itself says these two videos were taken on two different hills separated by many kilometers.
In the shot of the astronaut and the flag, the astronaut is rotating the pole on which the flag is mounted, trying to get it to stay up.
www.badastronomy.com /bad/tv/foxapollo.html   (6888 words)

 Quia - Formation of the Moon
The composition of the moon is similar to the earth's mantle.
All of the junk from the impact began to join together to form the moon.
Later, as the moon cooled, other impacts on the moon cause deep basis and lunar lava flowed from the cracks to form lunar maria.
www.quia.com /jg/536319list.html   (334 words)

 Lunar Soil - Daily news on the Earth's Moon (New)
Here's an announcement that Russia plans to have a lunar base by 2015 and will also build space elevators.
Lunar Soil is a weblog dedicated to news about our Earth's Moon and its exploration.
Lunar Soil is edited by Fred Kiesche and Joost Schuur, powered by Movable Type and hosted by Verve.
www.lunarsoil.com   (578 words)

 People of Faith - Astronauts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The following are a partial list of astronauts who were/are believers.
Communion on the Moon - Buzz Aldrin - The first religious act performed on the moon (Apollo 11) was the Christian celebration of communion.
Astronauts remembered at hometown churches - Both Rick Husband and Michael Anderson were committed Christians, who attended the same church, Grace Community Church.
www.godandscience.org /apologetics/astronauts.html   (162 words)

 List of astronauts by selection - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
On September 19, 1962, Albert Crews was added to the Dyna-Soar program and the names of the six active Dyna-Soar astronauts were announced to the public.
Additionally the shuttle program has payload specialists who are selected for a single mission and are not part of the astronaut corps - among them were mostly scientists, also a few politicians and many international astronauts.
Of the astronauts chosen, Steve Hawley,Shannon Lucid,and Anna Fisher are the only astronauts on active duty.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_astronauts_by_selection   (3748 words)

 The Moon
first lunar satellite, studied lunar surface radiation and magnetic field intensity, monitored strength and variation of lunar gravitation
lunar satellite, provided the first pictures of the lunar south pole, impacted on the moon on 10/6/67
determined whether water ice exists on the Moon near its poles and mapped the elemental composition of the lunar crust.
www.tsgc.utexas.edu /everything/moon/missions.html   (773 words)

 Ohio's Astronauts Research List
Collins, Michael, Carrying the Fire : an Astronaut's Journeys.
Cole, Michael D., John Glenn, Astronaut and Senator.
Moche, Dinah L., If You Were an Astronaut.
www.oplin.org /famousohioans/astronauts/reading.html   (568 words)

 Amazon.com: Rude Astronauts: Real and Imagined Stories: Books: Allen M. Steele   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Steele brings us a collection of shorts in Rude Astronauts, some of which are excellent.
The besst of them are set in his alternate history where spaceflight was first acheived in WW2.
The remainder or the book is devoted to a trio of stories in the vein of 'Orbital Decay' and 'Lunar Descent', an optimistic nuts n' bolts near future.
www.amazon.com /Rude-Astronauts-Real-Imagined-Stories/dp/188296800X   (637 words)

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