DailyDirt: Fly Me To The Moon...

Apollo 17 launched in December 1972, and it was the last time a human being went to the moon -- or even traveled beyond low Earth orbit. Since then, there have been several plans to return to the moon (or to skip it and go straight to Mars). Plenty of other countries (and even corporations) are now looking to land spacecraft on the moon again, and here are just a few of these competitors in the post-Apollo space race. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post.

Filed Under: apollo, astronauts, long march 9, lunar x prize, ppts, rockets, soyuz, space, spacecraft
Companies: google, nasa


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    Anonymous Coward, 3 Jan 2013 @ 7:10pm

    open source spacecraft!!

    there's probably an international ban on exporting orbital-capable rocket technology, so open source spacecraft are unlikely -- but it'd be soooooo cool to see real plans for an actual working spaceship.

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    Anonymous Coward, 5 Jan 2013 @ 4:26pm

    One of these days, Alice...

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