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NBC News 20 Mar 2019

A 30-Million Page 'Lunar Library' Is Headed To The Moon To Preserve Civilization


The massive archive of human knowledge etched into a DVD-size metal disc constitutes a "civilization backup" to help ensure that our distant descendants never lose humanity's collective wisdom.

An Israeli spacecraft rocketed toward the moon for the country's first attempted lunar landing, following a launch Thursday night by SpaceX. (Feb. 22)
Amazon tycoon Jeff Bezos says he's going to send a spaceship to the moon, joining a resurgence of lunar interest half a century after people first set foot there.
India's space agency said it lost touch with its Vikram lunar lander on Saturday as it made its final approach to the moon's south pole to deploy a rover to search for signs of water.
The spacecraft is shooting for a moon landing April 11. It rocketed from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Feb. 21 and has been circling Earth in even bigger loops.

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