Talk:Exploration of the Moon
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- 1 Duplication of mission lists
- 2 Invalid source
- 3 Lunar Exploration
- 4 Galileo
- 5 Future lunar missions
- 6 U.S. view of space race
- 7 And China moon program?
- 8 The validity of this all
- 9 Aristotle: Primary source?
- 10 High speed (and higher speed) impacts on the moon
- 11 This article is fail
- 12 Armstrong Quote
- 13 Copyright violation
- 14 Complete lunar mission navbox
Duplication of mission lists
Here are FIVE different pages trying to track lunar missions and timelines:
Is there a way to consolidate all of these into a single data source and reference as needed ? Its especially relevant for upcoming and current missions, which have ever changing launch dates and data. This is something that WikiProject Moon should be watching very closely. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 22:01, 20 August 2011 (UTC)
last (5th) external link is
- ↑ 404 error. URL accessed on 2006-03-20.
what was is supposed to be? Camicio 21:39, 28 March 2006 (UTC)
- What I can make up from the URL this was supposed to be a news item for the Chinese craft that is expected to launch in 2007. CNN has a newer and more complete article at http://www.cnn.com/2006/TECH/space/03/12/china.space/index.html. So maybe we could use that one instead. BaseLine 13:18, 24 June 2006 (UTC)
(9th) external link is a Yahoo "we've moved" page. Furthermore, regardless of what the 10th link says about searching for helium-3 on the moon, this is highly likely to be erroneous, given that the primary source of the official mission objectives page (http://www.isro.org/chandrayaan/htmls/objective_scientific.htm) does not mention any such thing. 188.8.131.52 (talk) 18:36, 7 November 2008 (UTC)
It would be nice if this page could contain a list of every spacecraft sent towards the moon. The name would kind of suggest that that's what the purpose would be. Tuvas 16:31, 30 May 2006 (UTC)
- I have created a page Robotic exploration of the Moon listing all missions. Lunokhod 17:46, 13 November 2006 (UTC)
Future lunar missions
U.S. view of space race
Thank-you to all the prior editors who have made the space race section of this article so unbiased. That is great! From a U.S. perspective, the Kennedy speech is really a pivotal moment, so I've added a few sentences about that. I also re-ordered the description of events to be more chronological. Are those changes are OK with everyone? Sdsds 10:28, 2 March 2007 (UTC)
- Not everyone will agree with it.
And China moon program?
no reference on wikipedia.
The validity of this all
I'm having a hard time believing anyone went to the moon. With the technology and information at the time, how is this possible? Or am I missing something? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 07:01, 23 August 2009 (UTC)
Aristotle: Primary source?
Aristotle himself suggested that the Moon partook perhaps of some contamination from the realm of corruption. The source for this - The Galileo Project website - does not itself give any reference. Does anyone know where precisely Aristotle says this? I don't think this opinion is to be found in any of his surviving works. Perhaps someone else - Plutarch, Simplicius, etc - attributed it to Aristotle. - Eroica (talk) 13:18, 26 August 2009 (UTC)
High speed (and higher speed) impacts on the moon
The main article could be improved by giving us more information on the recent high speed impact between a lunar projectile traveling 9,000 mph (or is it kph), and what it would take to send something up there at 18,000 mph. If 9,000 mph wasn't fast enough, why not send another one up, and have it hit at twice the speed? 220.127.116.11 (talk) 03:00, 25 October 2009 (UTC)
This article is fail
An article about exploration of the moon that does not list ONE THING that the explorations have found. Absoltuely ZERO information on what the explorations have discovered other than "lunar rocks lawl". Fix this article. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 09:09, 21 March 2010 (UTC)
Armstrong's first steps were the hallmark moment in lunar exploration. A lot came before them and after them... but millions of people around the world watched him step onto the moon. The article would be better if it had the "one small step" audio clip embedded. --Lacarids (talk) 23:42, 29 February 2012 (UTC)
I am very concerned about the use of non-free images such as the ESA, JAXA and ISRO logos to denote the operators of spacecraft in this article. They can easily be replaced in this manner with text indicating the agency name, and therefore their use here violates copyright, and cannot be justified as fair use. --W. D. Graham 09:07, 8 July 2012 (UTC)
Hello all. Excuse my unfamiliarity here. I have had a bit of experience in navbox creation, and I am thinking of creating a navbox that aims to include all lunar missions. I realise there are already similar navboxes: Template:Moon_spacecraft which only contains robotic missions, and Template:Manned_lunar_spacecraft which only lists models of manned lunar spacecraft (not even each manned mission). I thought it would be wise to suggest the idea here before creation - is there a particular reason why there is not already (or is there?) a navbox that includes all missions? If I were to create such a navbox, it could be structured chronologically (e.g. Template:Mars_spacecraft) as opposed to the current structure of Template:Moon_spacecraft.
If this proposal is a bad idea for some reason, I have an alternative; instead of merging the two navboxes, chronological renovation of Template:Moon_spacecraft, as well as the creation of another navbox that lists each manned mission to the moon (I'm surprised there isn't one already). Though I prefer the first proposal. Comments, questions, ideas? JamesDouch (talk) 11:13, 31 August 2012 (UTC)