Moon

The Dark Side of the Far Side
Posted May 13, 2024 Written by Claire

I was fascinated by a May 4 article by CNN reporter Ashley Strickland.  In it, she writes about the competition among […]

Things You Should Know But Don’t: Space News in 2024
Posted January 8, 2024 Written by Claire

Every year we continue to see great accomplishments in space exploration and research and the upcoming year is shaping up […]

Things You Should Know But Don’t: New Players in the Moon Race
Posted August 18, 2023 Written by Britt McCormick

On August 11, 2023, Russia launched its unmanned Luna 25 mission to the moon, hoping to make a soft landing […]

Picture of a satellite in space. The Earth and the Moon are seen in the distance
Things You Should Know But Don’t: Small Steps in the New Space Race
Posted March 14, 2022 Written by Claire

In my recent novel, Dragon on the Far Side of the Moon, I weave a thriller where the U.S. and […]

Things You Should Know But Don’t: Celebrating Our Mysterious Neighbor
Posted July 19, 2021 Written by Claire

Tomorrow is National Moon Day (July 20) and we are supposed to celebrate all things Moon related.  Chances are, however, […]

Things You Should Know But Don’t: When the Goal Outweighs the Risk
Posted May 24, 2021 Written by admin

On April 29, China launched its first module for the new Tiangong space station aboard its Long March 5B rocket. […]

Things You Should Know But Don’t: Chang’e 5
Posted January 4, 2021 Written by admin

While China has been making unprecedented progress on space travel for the past few decades, this most recent mission drives home just how far behind the US is lagging in the space race.