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."
There was a time when "space" meant "space race." And that time was during the Cold War. Now, space is a race to collaborate — and not just with the usual suspects, but with new players like China, India or South Africa.
In collaboration with NASA, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has announced plans for the construction of the first human colony on the moon, a little more than a decade in the future. Julian Ryall reports.
Bavarian Premier Markus Söder was mocked on social media for the self-referential ambitious new plan. Bavaria wants not only its own space program, but also its own Hyperloop track.
Japanese billionaire, online fashion tycoon and art collector Yusaku Maezawa will be the first civilian passenger to circle the moon. The businessman is set to blast off on a SpaceX rocket in 2023.
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