The moon is reaching its closest orbit to Earth in nearly 70 years. In places with clear skies, Monday's moon will appear much larger than usual. According to NASA, we'll have to wait 18 years for the next such "supermoon."
President Donald Trump has directed NASA to return astronauts to the moon, and eventually send them to Mars. He steered clear, however, of offering any specific details about the difficult issues of budget or timelines.
Researchers from the US space agency and the tech giant have taught a computer to review massive amounts of Kepler Telescope star data. The discovery puts a distant solar system's planetary count on par with our own.
A cargo mission has launched from Virginia taking 7,400 pounds of supplies for astronauts. Some 80 ice cream treats as well as a VR camera for a National Geographic documentary are on their way into space.
If you think Earth is plentiful, wait until we get to space. Many thousands of near-Earth asteroids are littered with valuable minerals, and the moon miners are lining up for a dust rush. But one man is ahead of us all.
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