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Japan’s ispace updates design of lunar lander

WASHINGTON — Japanese company ispace has updated the design of its commercial lunar lander while delaying its first flight by a year. The company unveiled...

Japanese lunar lander company ispace on schedule for 2021 first mission

WASHINGTON — Japanese lunar lander company ispace says it’s on track to launch its first mission in 2021 while supporting an American partner on...

Commercial lunar lander companies update mission plans

WASHINGTON — Days after Astrobotic announced its selection of United Launch Alliance to launch its first lunar lander, Japanese lunar lander company ispace says...

X Prize Foundation offers “Moonshot Award” to SpaceIL

WASHINGTON — A year after a $20 million prize purse expired, a team in the former Google Lunar X Prize competition could still pick...

SpaceIL lunar lander makes first post-launch maneuvers

WASHINGTON — As an Israeli-built lunar lander makes its first post-launch maneuvers, a Japanese company announced new partnerships in its plans to mount missions...

Japanese company ispace selects SpaceX for lunar missions

WASHINGTON — A Japanese company that has roots in the former Google Lunar X Prize competition announced Sept. 26 that it has selected SpaceX...

The moon is about to become a very busy place

Get the Mach newsletter.SUBSCRIBEMoon bases have long been a staple of science fiction, but a renewed push for lunar exploration suggests they’re on the...

X Prize teams plan to keep shooting for the moon

SAN MATEO, Calif. — The finalists in the Google Lunar X Prize competition say they will continue efforts to send spacecraft to the moon...

Google Lunar X Prize to end without winner

Updated 7:15 p.m. Eastern with comments from Google and X Prize Foundation. SAN MATEO, Calif. — The foundation running the Google Lunar X Prize announced...

Google-sponsored race to the moon has ended without a winner

So long, moonMoon Express By Leah CraneThe Google Lunar X Prize is over, and nobody made it to the moon. After a series of delays,...

At least 5 trapped, 1 dead after massive gas explosion destroys...

A massive gas line explosion rocked a neighborhood of northwest Baltimore on Monday morning, killing at least one person, officials said.The blast — near...