Tour de Moon’s Open Call for Radical Young Creatives

Spearheaded by Dr Nelly Ben Hayoun, Tour de Moon is a cosmic festival that seeks to enact pluralistic futures through afterparties, immersive experiences and innovative technology—and it references the moon as a way to take back the satellite from colonial expansion. The festival launches today with an original track—composed of Seun Kuti’s saxophone mixed with “ITT (International Thief Thief),” a song by his father, the legendary Fela …

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Japan Space Agency JAXA Confirms the Contents of Asteroid Mission “Treasure Box” In 2018 and 2019, Japanese space agency JAXA’s space probe Hayabusa2 spent 16 months following the asteroid Ryugu—and touching down on its surface twice. Hayabusa2 landed in Australia this month and JAXA confirms that its “tamatebako” (or “treasure box”) contained not only dark debris and small rocks but also a gas sample—the first-ever …

2021 Will See the First Remote-Controlled Car Race on the Moon

Earlier in 2020, space education organization Moon Mark launched a “lunar race car design challenge” for high school students across the globe. They’ve followed this competition with news that they intend to host the first-ever remote-controlled car race on the moon’s surface in 2021. With the support of aerospace and motorsport experts (including Mclaren P1 designer, Frank Stephenson) two vehicles will get the green light …