The Israeli and Indian space programs may have suffered setbacks with the recent loss of their lunar landers, but China’s Yutu-2 rover is still crawling across the surface of the Moon, and it made an odd discovery recently. On July 28, Yutu-2 stumbled upon a perplexing sight: shortly before powering
“Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the Moon, July 1969, A.D. We came in peace for all mankind” ~Engraving on Lunar plaque, affixed to Apollo 11 Lunar Module Fifty years ago, Apollo 11, the culmination of a massive advancement in technology and engineering, landed American astronauts
Since its historical landing on January 3, the Chang’e 4 lunar lander has continued to rack up a string of firsts for spaceflight history, including taking new pictures of the Moon’s never-before photographed far side, surviving through the long, cold lunar night, and sprouting the first known plant to be
Thirty years ago, having your own mobile phone or computer was a rarity, and was considered to be the ultimate in technological sophistication. Now it is far more rare to find an individual who does not possess some form of hi-tech device, and even our "silver-surfing" grandparents are techno-savvy.
So in these technologically advanced times, where does the technophile go for their next techno-fix?
It seems that when you have exhausted all of the technology that the earth can offer, you look to the skies: a small team of techys in Mountain View, California, has made history by running a crowdfunded mission to take control of an old NASA satellite.