Spacecraft buzzes Jupiter’s mega moon, 1st close-up in years

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA’s Juno spacecraft has provided the first close-ups of Jupiter’s largest moon in two decades. Juno zoomed past icy Ganymede on Monday, passing within 645 miles (1,038 kilometers). The last time a spacecraft came that close was in 2000 when NASA’s Galileo spacecraft swept past our solar system’s biggest moon. […]

First woman, next man on moon will come from these NASA 18

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA has named the 18 astronauts — half of them women — who will train for its Artemis moon-landing program. The first woman and next man on the moon will come from this elite group. Vice President Mike Pence introduced the astronauts Wednesday at the close of his final meeting […]

Chinese probe prepares to return moon rocks to Earth

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese probe that landed on the moon transferred rocks to an orbiter Sunday in preparation for returning samples of the lunar surface to Earth for the first time in almost 45 years, the country’s space agency announced. The ascent stage of the Chang’e spacecraft made the transfer after docking with the […]

China launches mission to bring back material from moon

WENCHANG, China (AP) — China launched an ambitious mission on Tuesday to bring back rocks and debris from the moon’s surface for the first time in more than 40 years — an undertaking that could boost human understanding of the moon and of the solar system more generally. Chang’e 5 — named for the Chinese […]

Moon holds more water in more places than ever thought

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The moon’s shadowed, frigid nooks and crannies may hold frozen water in more places and in larger quantities than previously suspected. And for the first time, the presence of water on the moon’s sunlit surface has been confirmed, scientists reported Monday. That’s good news for astronauts at future lunar bases […]

Conservative Vigilance Calendar: June 15 to June 21

Conservative Vigilance Calendar: June 15 to June 21

Image: Montgomery County Republican Party Treasurer John Hill Wertz is diligently working on a golf tournament to raise funds for the Montgomery County Republican Party. The First Annual GOP Golf Tournament will be at April Sound Country Club. Most certainly, the Second Annual GOP Golf Tournament will be on the Moon. The image above is […]

Guest Reporter Bob Bagley: Remembering today is Flag Day

Guest Reporter Bob Bagley: Remembering today is Flag Day

Image: “Neil Armstrong is the man that planted the flag on the face of the moon,” President Trump said. “There was no kneeling, there was no nothing, there was no games, boom.” Apollo 11’s Commander, Neil Armstrong, placed the Flag on the Moon on July 20, 1969. By Bob Bagley, Guest Reporter to The Golden Hammer […]

Montgomery County Commissioner Metts, City of Shenandoah move forward with David Memorial Drive Extension, while Riley, HGAC fail to secure necessary funding

Montgomery County Commissioner Metts, City of Shenandoah move forward with David Memorial Drive Extension, while Riley, HGAC fail to secure necessary funding

Image: While the David Memorial Drive Extension is underway, thanks to the efforts of Shenandoah Mayor Ritch Wheeler, the Shenandoah City Council, and Precinct 4 Montgomery County Commissioner James Metts, the road project, which Wheeler and Metts both agree is important for mobility and for public safety, will now terminate at the northern edge of […]

Israeli spacecraft crashes in attempt to land on moon

YEHUD, Israel (AP) — An Israeli spacecraft crashed into the moon Thursday just moments before touchdown, failing in an ambitious attempt to make history as the first privately funded lunar landing. The spacecraft lost communication with ground control during its final descent. Moments later, the mission was declared a failure. “We definitely crashed on the […]