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On: Will we ever see a woman on the Moon?

Only 12 men have ever set foot on the moon. Time for a woman to go?
Astronomer Sheila Kanani explains that there are smaller space agencies, like China and India, that are focusing on lunar exploration, and how she'd like to see a woman sent to the Moon.

(Picture: An Indian military communication satellite pictured next to the moon as it is launched into orbit. Credit: Arun Sankar/AFP/Getty Images)

On: going to Mars via the Moon

Man has been to the Moon and back. But are we also going to be sending people to Mars?
We are talking about space travel - specifically about lunar missions. But are we going to see Mars mission soon? Our science correspondent Jonathan Amos has more...

(Picture: Moon in the night sky. Credit: Simon Stacpoole/Offside/Getty Images)

On: why lunar exploration is important

Five reasons why the moon is still an important frontier
With so many ground-breaking space projects like Nasa's New Horizon going all the way to the edge of the Solar System and plans for space tourism and missions to Mars, we ask if the moon still holds a special place in space exploration.

(Picture: Full moon in the night sky. Credit: Laurent Emmanuel/AFP/Getty Images)

On: China's moon mission

China has landed a rover on the dark side of the moon for the first time
China has landed a rover on the dark side of the moon. It is something that has never been done before. Our science correspondent Jonathan Amos explains...

(Picture: From the China National Space Administration shows a Chinese robotic lunar rover landed on the far side of the moon on January 3. Credit: CNSA/AFP/Getty Images)