National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Lunar and Planetary Science

The Moon

General Information

Missions to the Moon

Current and Past Missions

Future Missions

  • Moonrise - NASA New Frontiers sample return mission (under study)
  • Chang'e 5 - CNSA (China) lunar sample return mission. Tentative launch date in 2017
  • Chang'e 4 - CNSA (China) lunar farside lander. Tentative launch date in 2018
  • Lunar-A - JAXA (Japan) Lunar Orbiter and Penetrator Mission (Cancelled)


Lunar Exploration

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