A holiday that really is out of this world: Private firm to offer 950m trips to the MOON

A holiday that really is out of this world: Private firm to offer 950m trips to the MOON First lunar tourists could take off within a decadeCompany will buy existing rockets and capsules, and develop new spacesuits and a lunar lander Plans unveiled by team of former Nasa executives | UPDATED: 13:52 GMT, 7 December 2012 A team of former Nasa executives is launching a private venture to send people to the moon for a price that is definitely out of this world. For 950m, ($1.5 billion), the newly formed business is offering countries a two-person trip to the moon, either for research or national prestige. Nasa's last trip to the moon was 40 years ago.

The astonishing pictures that reveal the moon"s battered past

The incredible images that reveal the full extent of the moon's battered past Nasa says images show lunar surface is 'far more broken up' than previously thoughtGravity maps were produced by twin Nasa spacecraft | UPDATED: 19:59 GMT, 5 December 2012 The moon took quite a beating in its early days, more than previously believed, scientists reported Wednesday. This surprising new view of the moon comes from detailed gravity mapping by twin NASA spacecraft, which slipped into orbit around the celestial body earlier this year to peer into the interior. Researchers have long known that the moon and rocky planets – including the Earth – suffered heavy bombardment from asteroids and comets during their formative years billions of years ago

2012 Mayan apocalypse rumors pose a threat to frightened children and suicidal teenagers, says NASA

NASA warns Mayan apocalypse stories pose threat to frightened children and suicidal teenagersThe National Aeronautics and Space Administration warns that 2012 Mayan apocalypse rumors pose a real-life threat to frightened children and depressive teenagersSome say they can't eat, or are too worried to sleep, while others say that they are suicidal, according to NASA astrobiologist David Morrison The apocalypse rumors began with claims that Nibiru, a rogue planet discovered by the Sumerians, will crash into Earth on December 21, killing everyone | UPDATED: 04:30 GMT, 30 November 2012 While some are throwing fantastical Doomsday countdown parties, The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is issuing grave warnings that 2012 Mayan apocalypse rumors pose a real-life threat to frightened children and depressive teenagers. David Morrison, an astrobiologist at NASA Ames Research Center, said on Wednesday that he receives a large number of emails and letters from worried citizens, most often from young people