Current Exploration & Research

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Learn more about this current mission to the Moon that is redefining our understanding of our nearest neighbor. Read the latest lunar science news, find educational resources, and more.



The "Acceleration, Reconnection, Turbulence, and Electrodynamics of the Moon's Interaction with the Sun" (ARTEMIS) mission will pursue key questions in both heliophysics and planetary science through observations from a lunar orbit.

Planetary Science Research Discoveries (PSRD)

Planetary Science Research Discoveries

Learn about the latest solar system
research by NASA-sponsored scientists.

Moon TrekMoon TrekMoon Trek is a web-based tool that incorporates
data from past and current lunar missions.

Lunar Science and Exploration Portal

Lunar Science and Exploration Portal

Resources for lunar exploration
experts and enthusiasts.

Past Exploration and Research


Lunar Exploration Timeline
A nice, graphical representation of the
history of lunar exploration.


India’s first scientific mission to the Moon