Quakes show that moon, gradually shrinking, is tectonically active

The moon may be dynamic and tectonically active like Earth – not the inert world some scientists had believed it to be – based on a new analysis disclosed on Monday of quakes measured by seismometers in operation on the moon from 1969 and 1977.


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NASA plans to use Trump funding to send woman to the moon by 2024

NASA plans to send the first woman to the moon in 2024 with the help from $ 1.6 billion funding increase in their budget from president Trump, the agency said this week. The 2024 mission, called Artemis, after the Greek goddess of the moon and twin sister of Apollo, will be the first mission to the…
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Trump seeks extra $1.6 billion in NASA spending to return to moon by 2024

The Trump administration asked Congress on Monday to increase NASA spending next year by an extra $ 1.6 billion as a “down payment” to accommodate the accelerated goal of returning Americans to the surface of the moon by 2024.


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Billionaire Bezos unveils moon lander mockup, embraces Trump’s lunar timetable

Billionaire entrepreneur Jeff Bezos unveiled on Thursday a mockup of a lunar lander being built by his Blue Origin rocket company and touted his moon goals in a strategy aimed at capitalizing on the Trump administration’s renewed push to establish a lunar outpost in just five years.


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Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin Plans to Start Colonizing the Moon

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Billionaire Jeff Bezos made a rare public appearance in Washington, D.C. on Thursday to make a startling pitch: It’s time for humans to start colonizing the moon—and soon.

The founder of Amazon explained that his call for a permanent extraterrestrial population is rooted in his belief that Earth alone cannot sustainably feed, shelter and power billions of human beings.

“Earth is the best planet,” Bezos quipped. “It is not close. This one is really good. Don’t even get me started on Venus.”

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First moon landing manual could fetch $9 million at auction

The detailed manual used by U.S. astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to land on the moon in 1969 is going up for auction in July and could fetch up to $ 9 million, New York auctioneers Christie’s said on Wednesday.


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Fly me to the moon: Germany eyes slice of lucrative space market

BERLIN Reuters) – Facing tough competition from China, the United States and even tiny Luxembourg, Germany is racing to draft new laws and attract private investment to secure a slice of an emerging space market that could be worth $ 1 trillion a year by the 2040s.


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On Saturn’s moon Titan, plentiful lakeside views, but with liquid methane

Scientists on Monday provided the most comprehensive look to date at one of the solar system’s most exotic features: prime lakeside property in the northern polar region of Saturn’s moon Titan – if you like lakes made of stuff like liquid methane.


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Israeli Beresheet spacecraft snaps picture moments before crashing into moon

Israel’s Beresheet spacecraft snapped a stunning picture of the moon moments before it crashed into the lunar surface Thursday. The spacecraft experienced an engine problem seconds before it was expected to reach the moon. Beresheet was just a few hundred feet above the lunar surface when Mission Control in Yehud, Israel, lost contact with the…
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February’s Super Snow Moon will be the most spectacular show of the season

February’s Super Snow Moon will be the most spectacular show of the season


February’s Super Snow Moon will be the most spectacular show of the season

Thankfully, most of us made it through January’s Super Blood Wolf Moon without sprouting fangs or tearing apart our best flannel shirts. February’s full moon will not be as eventful as January’s promised to be, but it will still be quite the spectacle. The February Super Snow Moon will peak at 10:53 a.m. EST on Tuesday, February 19th, and according to Alamanac.com, this upcoming super moon is going to be the best one we’ll see all year.

The moon will be at the closest point to Earth in its orbit (known as “perigee”) on February 19th, which means the Super Snow Moon will be the biggest and brightest full moon of 2019. Unless there’s a thick covering of clouds in your area, it will be pretty hard to miss the Super Snow Moon.

This year, January, February, and March all boast full super moons. But February’s takes the cake thanks to its proximity to Earth. Just how big will the Super Snow Moon look? Almanac.com reports that a super moon can appear about 7% greater in diameter than a regular full moon. And super moons can appear 15% brighter than any normal moon.

Like we said, the Super Snow Moon is not going to allow you to miss it. You might as well look up on Monday night—and Tuesday, too.

February’s full moon is called the Snow Moon because of the heavy snowfall that occurs in the Northern (and sometimes Southern) regions of the U.S. during February. But native peoples in various areas in the U.S. call February’s full moon by other names.

Wishram people of the Pacific Northwest call this moon “Shoulder to Shoulder Around the Fire Moon.” The Zuni people in the Southwest call it the “No Snow in the Trails Moon.” And the Cherokee of the Southeast call this moon the “Bone Moon,” because their people consumed bones or made marrow soup during the coldest month of the year when food was short. Other Northeastern tribespeople called February’s full moon the “Hunger Moon” for this same reason.

Viewing a supermoon during dusk or dawn is the best way to get a grasp on how big it truly looks. As it rises and sets on the horizon, it looks absolutely massive compared to the trees and buildings silhouetted against it.

Although the Super Snow Moon peaks in the daylight hours of Tuesday, February 19th, we’ll still be able to see a great show the night before, on Monday, February 18th. Make a point to head outside and look upward come nightfall to see the greatest super moon of 2019. And if you’re a real trooper, wake up at dawn on Tuesday to see an even more impressive sight as the moon begins to set in the west.

Even two weeks after the super moon peaks, we’ll still be tuned into a great cosmic show. In the weeks following February’s full moon, those of us with access to a completely dark sky (that is, a sky not polluted with city light) will be able to see a strange triangle of light in the western sky above where the sun just set.

This is “false dusk” or “zodiacal light,” a phenomenon during which sunlight reflects off 4.5 billion-year-old space dust.

The Super Snow Moon a big deal, people. You’re not going to want to miss it.

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U.S. eclipse watchers howl at Blood Wolf Moon but bitter cold cancels other festivities

Skywatchers howled at the moon at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles when the full lunar eclipse appeared shortly after 9 p.m. Pacific time on Sunday and our celestial neighbor was bathed reddish-orange during a Super Blood Wolf Moon.


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How to watch the Super Blood Wolf Moon lunar eclipse this weekend

Total Lunar Eclipse 2019

Sadly, the United States (and the rest of the continent) missed out on a lunar eclipse last summer, but we will get one more chance this weekend. On the evening of January 20th, the only total lunar eclipse of 2019 will light up the night sky across North and South America, as well as parts of Europe, Africa, and Asia.

The eclipse is being referred to a variety of names, but the most ridiculous (and therefore best) has to be Super Blood Wolf Moon. “Super” refers to the fact that the Moon will be closest to the Earth in its orbit when the total eclipse takes place, “blood” is a reference to the reddish hue the Moon will take on during the eclipse, and “wolf” is taken from the Old Farmer’s Almanac, as full moons in January are apparently known as Full Wolf Moons.

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Super blood wolf moon 2019: NYC lunatics prep for rare cosmic event

NYC lunatics are howling in advance of Sunday night’s super blood wolf moon. Joel Benjamin, 36, is hosting a blood moon altar ritual workshop at a bookstore in BedStuy for the cosmic event. The Crown Heights resident says his Jewish ancestors inspired him to do so, because religious texts talk of a “blood moon” bringing…
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‘Super Blood Wolf Moon’ to get star billing in weekend lunar eclipse

Look up into the night sky on Sunday and – if it is clear – you may witness the so-called “Super Blood Wolf Moon” total lunar eclipse, which will take a star turn across the continental United States during prime time for viewing.


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China ‘lifts mysterious veil’ by landing probe on far side of the moon

A Chinese space probe successfully touched down on the far side of the moon on Thursday, China’s space agency said, hailing the event as a historic first and a major achievement for the country’s space program.


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January New Moon 2019: Partial Solar Eclipse, Meteor Shower Frame 1st New Moon of the Year

During the first new moon of 2019, a dark “moonless” sky will please meteor watchers hoping to catch a glimpse of the Quadrantids. Although the moon won’t be visible at night, skywatchers in Asia can see it by day as it eclipses the sun.
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From ‘Moon’ to ‘Sunshine’: the 21st Century’s Best Thoughtful Sci-Fi Movies

While many of today’s big-screen offerings might appear to only offer audiences superficial, throwaway entertainment full of crash, bang, wallop, the last 20 years has also seen its fair share of thought-provoking sci-fi masterclasses. And not just those with super slick (often sexy) neon-laced cityscapes – like Blade Runner 2049 – either. Rather, there’s a small selection of standout science fiction that’s a whole lot quieter than the standard spectacle, making us stop, ponder, and consider where our future is heading. Sure, you might get thrills thrown in but the sci-fi we’re talking about is a whole lot more contemplative than it is flashy.

Of the most thoughtful sci-fi movies released in the 21st century (so far!), the following are intimate, with character relationships, emotion, and a deeper meaning at the core of their lofty narratives. Here are five modern sci-fi classics guaranteed to give you food for thought.

Sunshine (2007)


Jeepers, would you look at that.

A movie whose chances of box office success — in the UK at any rate — were ironically killed by the sunshine (2007 was a good summer in Blighty), Danny Boyle’s Sunshine stars a who’s who of international actors primarily known at the time for their roles in independent films. This isn’t surprising considering that Sunshine itself was made for a fairly modest budget of just $ 40 million. Not that you’d know it watching Cillian Murphy’s Robert Capa stare into infinity, such is the quality of the film’s effects.

Murphy makes up just one of Icarus II’s eight space-crew members, unceremoniously tasked with reigniting the Earth’s sun using a nuclear payload. While the premise here might appear simple at first, Sunshine revels in raising the stakes, hiking up impossible odds for every crew member to overcome. Some take issue with the stark genre-shift the movie embarks on after Mark Strong’s character is introduced towards the end — but that doesn’t mean the action playing out on screen is any less intelligent.

Moon (2009)


Sam Rockwell in Moon.

When Duncan Jones’ Moon released in 2009, the director and co-writer was thought to be the next best sci-fi protégé. Turns out, he’s been struggling to match his debut ever since, but that doesn’t make his original film any less of a space odyssey worth going on. Featuring a career-defining performance from Sam Rockwell as lonely helium harvester, Sam Bell, his performance conveys the toll taken on a man who finds himself alone in space. Rockwell is the man on the moon, but it’s his humanity that makes us empathise with his solitude.

Moon is a modern sci-fi classic unafraid to spend long sequences lingering on moonscapes, taking its time to unfurl, before finally revealing its central mystery of who he is, why he’s the one chosen for the mission, and for how much longer he’ll stay content. Emotions are tugged throughout Moon’s 97 minutes, and by the end, it’s impossible not to get wrapped up in both its story and greater meaning.

Interstellar (2014)


Chris Nolan’s Interstellar is both gorgeous and deep.

No longer bound by the comic-book pages of DC’s Caped Crusader, people had every right to be excited about Christopher Nolan’s next project: an original story set within the realms of hard science fiction. 2014’s Interstellar was that movie, and for the most part, it lived up to the ambition its title suggests. Matthew McConaughey’s Coop acts as humanity’s only hope, tasked with venturing through a wormhole in an attempt to find a new world capable of allowing life to prosper.

What gives Interstellar its credibility is how grounded both humanity’s plight and use of technology feel considering it’s a movie about zipping around space. A central theme throughout is the idea of time slipping away: the time we have left on Earth, the time we let slip away doing worthless tasks, and time spent away from loved ones. These ideas are integrated into what could be, on the surface, enjoyed as a rollicking sci-fi adventure. By the end, however, it becomes clear that Nolan is spinning his story into a web of concepts not too often explored in mainstream cinema.

Ex Machina (2015)


Alicia Vikander as Ava in Ex Machina.

Alex Garland’s Ex Machina is proof positive that sometimes smaller is better when trying to deal with the loftiest of concepts. Often, the idea of artificial intelligence becoming self-aware is realised simply as a means of giving our heroes an enemy to fight, but here it’s used as an opportunity to explore the differences between humanity and those engineered by us to mimic us. Alicia Vikander’s performance as android Ava helped put her on the map, and the chemistry she shares with Domhnall Gleeson’s sheepish programmer, Caleb, makes it an electrifying watch.

While the isolated tech centre the majority of the film takes place in looks shiny, sleek, and clean, Ex Machina cleverly evokes an insidious sense of seediness sparked by Oscar Isaac’s power-hungry Nathan. So obsessed with creating a perfect human replica able to pass the Turing test, his overconfidence in controlling Ava is what eventually proves to be his downfall. All three main actors are at the top of their game in Ex Machina, making this smart science fiction at its finest.

Arrival (2016)



Based on Ted Chiang’s acclaimed short story, The Story of Your Life, Denis Villeneuve’s Arrival is far from your standard alien invasion movie. Whereas most would instantly see hordes of militia swarm the unknown force before it had even a chance to touch the ground, here we see humans take a calm and calculated approach to tackling the potential alien threat. This refreshing shake-up of pace leads to a fascinating dialogue (of sorts) between us and them, allowing room for Amy Adams’ linguist to attempt to decipher their intentions.

This turns out to be much more ethereal than it might at first appear, as we eventually learn that the extra-terrestrial presence hopes to teach us more about our species. Arrival isn’t afraid to keep audiences out of the loop for extended lengths of the running time but, by the end, it mostly manages to click into place eliciting a sense of understanding on the part of the audience for a pay-off that’s elevated by an emotive central performance by Adams. As beautiful as it is smart, Arrival sits with you long after the credits roll.

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China probe readies to land on dark side of the moon: Xinhua

A Chinese space probe is moving into position to land on the dark side of the moon for the first time, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday, a mission seen as an important step as the country looks to push forward its space program.


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China probe reportedly readying to land on the dark side of the moon

China aims to catch up with Russia and the United States to become a major space power by 2030. It is planning to launch construction of its own manned space station next year.
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Curry signals willingness to meet with NASA over Moon landing doubts

Three-time NBA champion Stephen Curry on Tuesday signaled that he is willing to take NASA up on its offer to tour its lunar lab in Houston after his pronouncement this week that he does not believe humans ever walked on the Moon.


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Steph Curry Says He Doesn’t Think Man Went to the Moon

Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry is giving Kyrie Irving some competition when it comes to being a player with a conspiracy theory in the NBA.

During an appearance with teammate Andre Iguodala on Vince Carter, Kent Bazemore and Annie Finberg’s Winging It podcast, the two-time league MVP revealed that he didn’t believe that man actually landed on the moon.

Curry initially asked the rest of the podcast: “We ever been to the moon?” Many others responded to the query with a resounding “nope.”

Curry then announced that he didn’t believe in the moon landing.

“They’re gonna come get us,” he said. “I don’t think so, either.”

Curry’s comments follow fellow NBA player Kyrie Irving’s multiple comments about the earth being flat, a comment he later retracted.

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NASA selects nine U.S. companies to vie for moon program funding

NASA on Thursday named nine U.S. companies, including Lockheed Martin Corp, that will compete for funding under the space agency’s renewed long-term moon program, a private-public undertaking to develop technology that will explore the lunar surface.


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To the Moon and beyond: Airbus delivers powerhouse for NASA’s Orion spacecraft

Europe’s Airbus on Friday delivered the “powerhouse” for NASA’s new Orion Spaceship that will take astronauts to the Moon and beyond in coming years, hitting a key milestone that should lead to hundreds of millions of euros in future orders.


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Here’s your once-in-a-lifetime chance to own a Moon rock

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We’re all pretty familiar with the Moon from a very young age. It’s usually one of the first topics talked about in our earliest science classes in school, and we can see it most nights just by gazing skyward. But actually holding a piece of it in your hand is something that only a privileged few can claim they’ve done.

Now, a trio of Moon pieces is hitting the Sotheby’s auction block that will offer some lucky person the chance to own a piece of Earth’s largest natural satellite — as long as their pockets are deep enough.

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Soviet-era moon fragments could reach $1 million at N.Y. auction

Wealthy space buffs will have the chance to own three small particles of lunar matter when what Sotheby’s describes as the only known documented “moon rocks” to be legally available for private ownership hit the auction block in November.


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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle broke away from tour for a mini moon

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle set off on their royal tour this month, with the couple currently on the New Zealand leg of their trip, having already visited Australia, Fiji and the kingdom of Tonga.

But with a jam-packed schedule of official events and appearances, it’s hardly surprising that Harry and Meghan haven’t had much downtime – something they surely need, especially following the news of their future baby, expected in Spring 2019.

It has recently emerged however that the now Duke and Duchess of Sussex did actually escape for a mini moon on their tour and we didn’t even notice.

The royal couple reportedly took some time away during their royal tour of Fiji, escaping for a ‘mini moon’ at the Vatuvara Private Islands Resort on Kaibu Island, before returning to royal duties in Tonga.

Meghan has opened about her pregnancy during the tour, explaining how it has made her feel jet lagged, so here’s hoping she managed to catch up on some sleep!

Luckily, it looks like the mini moon did the trick, with the royal couple seeming relaxed and restored when they arrived in Tonga.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are currently in New Zealand – and people are talking about them more than ever, especially after Harry let his nickname for his future baby slip!

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Here’s hoping they get to have another mini moon soon!

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A big chunk of the Moon which became a lunar meteorite just sold for over $600,000

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Getting your hands on a piece of the Moon is pretty darn difficult for most of us. Some lunar missions have brought samples back from the Moon’s surface, but those are typically held by scientists and museums so they can be studied and shown off.

Recently, a rather large piece of Earth’s only natural satellite ended up on the auction block, but it wasn’t brought back by astronauts. This large, fragmented chunk of the Moon actually fell to Earth all on its own, and now it’s fetched the incredible price of $ 612,500.

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What Neil Armstrong Biopic First Man Gets Right and Wrong About the Moon Landing

There are two ways of talking about the historical accuracy of First Man, the Damien Chazelle biopic of Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong, starring Ryan Gosling: the easy way and the hard way. The hard way is to explore all of the things the movie got right — which is a very, very long list. The easy way is to discuss the things it got wrong, which you could count on one hand — literally.

It is one of the many triumphs of First Man that it tells an exceedingly complicated story of an exceedingly complicated man — a story populated by dozens of other important figures — and does so almost entirely without eliding or streamlining the truth, or worse, inventing things completely. A lot of the credit for that accuracy goes to the diligence of James R. Hansen, the author of the First Man biography, and Josh Singer, who adapted the book for the screen. It says something too that the few mistakes First Man does make are relatively small-bore stuff.

One of those blunders appears early, in the very first moments of the movie, during the scene of a harrowing flight Armstrong took in an X-15 rocket plane in 1961. The scene is true to what happened: Armstrong’s violent ride into the stratosphere, more than 20 miles above the ground, which took a nasty turn when he nearly couldn’t return to Earth as the plane began “ballooning,” or bouncing off the top of the atmosphere rather than slicing back into it. The scene is true too to the claustrophobic look of the X-15 cockpit. What isn’t so true is when we look out the window at the wispy carpet of clouds just below Armstrong’s wings — a lovely enough scene, except that at 120,000 feet, Armstrong was at about twice the altitude at which even the highest clouds form. Minor glitch, surely, except that coming in the film’s opening act, it doesn’t inspire confidence.

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The good news is you have to wait a long time to have your confidence shaken even a little again. That happens during the flight of Gemini 8 — Armstrong’s first trip into space, and nearly his last, as the spacecraft spun wildly out of control. This time the problem was in the cockpit, which was rendered with exacting accuracy except for the fact that someone on-set really needed to give it a quick scrub-down first.

All of America’s early spacecraft — Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, the lunar module — were single-use ships. They had never been flown before the day of launch, and would never be flown again. As a result, they all had a certain straight-from-the-showroom look to them. According to Jim Lovell, the commander of Apollo 13, they even had something of a new-car smell. In the movie, however, Gemini 8’s interior has a Millennium Falcon feel, with grime and even a bit of rust on some of its switches. The same is true later when we see the interior of the lunar module in which Armstrong and crew-mate Buzz Aldrin flew down to the lunar surface.

“By the time we got back to Earth, the spacecraft did look pretty dirty,” says Al Worden, command module pilot of the Apollo 15 lunar mission, who was a consultant on the movie. No doubt, but not at the first moments the astronauts strapped in, and certainly not at all for Gemini 8, a mission that had to be aborted early and lasted less than eleven hours from liftoff to splashdown.

The movie strays from the truth too when Armstrong gets the news that he has been tapped to command Apollo 11, and, that if the mission goes as planned, he will become the first man on the moon. Gosling’s reaction — little more than a nod — was probably awfully close to how Armstrong took the news. But how he learned that news was wrong.

Apollo astronauts were assigned to their three-man crews sometimes years in advance. Indeed, in many cases they were on a three-plus-three flight rotation. If you flew on Apollo 8, you would serve as a back-up crew member on Apollo 11, and would return to the cockpit for Apollo 14. What no one knew at the point in the program in which the relevant scene in First Man takes place is exactly what the crews would do on their missions, since every flight was dependent on the success of the previous mission. For the two-plus years leading up to Apollo 11, the betting was that the first moon landing would not come until Apollo 12, 13 or even 14. It was only the surprise success of Apollo 8 — the first lunar orbit, which flew just eight months before Armstrong’s Apollo 11 — that accelerated the program.

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Finally, poignantly, there is First Man’s tenderest scene, which takes place on the lunar surface, when Armstrong spends a few minutes alone at a formation called Little West Crater, something he did do in the brief two and a half hours he spent exploring the moon. (Significant spoilers follow.) The most shattering experience in Armstrong’s life, the one from which all of his later-life reserve may have flowed, was the death of his two-year-old daughter, from brain cancer, shortly before he applied to NASA’s astronaut program. In the scene following her death, we see Armstrong open his desk drawer and put away a tiny bracelet that spells out his daughter’s name, Karen, in lettered beads. On the moon, he opens his hand to reveal the bracelet and drops it into the crater, where it will rest forever.

There is no historical record that Armstrong did any such thing, but some signs suggest he did. Astronauts flew with what was known as a PPK, or personal preference kit, which contained any sentimental or otherwise non-regulation items they wanted to bring with them. Those items may have been personal, but the astronauts were required to file a manifest detailing precisely what their PPK contained. Armstrong’s has since gone missing.

“Hansen asked Armstrong for his PPK manifest and he said he lost it,” says Singer, “which was very unlike Neil, who was a pack rat.” Hansen then asked Armstrong’s sister, June, if he might have left something of Karen’s on the moon. Says Singer: “She teared up and said, ‘Oh, I dearly hope so.’”

Audiences could be forgiven for hoping so too. Perhaps the most important item on the long, long list of things First Man gets right is the privately borne pain Armstrong seemed to carry with him his entire life. It would be nice to think that if he found a way to honor that pain, all alone at a spot no human being had ever been before, it at last brought him some much-deserved relief.


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Sophie Turner thinks Game of Thrones fans ‘will be disappointed’ or ‘over the moon’ about the finale

‘I think it will be really interesting to see people’s reactions, but for me reading the script it was just like heartbreaking.’

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Any Game of Thrones fan by now will know that the HBO fantasy will never give you what you want. A happy family unit? For a few episodes, then your wife and kids will be forced to watch your public execution. True love? Sure, for a second, before somebody murders your pregnant wife in front of you in cold blood. And now that the series is drawing to an end, apparently the show’s grand finale is going to be a divisive one too and GoT’s Sophie Turner thinks it’s not going to please anyone.

Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark, spoke to IGN about the anticipated final series next year and was pressed on the end of the entire show. She said, ‘I think a lot of fans will be disappointed and a lot of fans will be over the moon.’

There’s a lot to unpack here. You can take this a few ways: does this mean we’ll get a miserable ending that makes total sense for Game of Thrones, but keeps all our favourite characters from true happiness?

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Or, does this mean that we’ll get a happy ending that would make no sense because joy and closure are things that don’t exist in Westeros? If we were betting people, we’d put our money on the first TBH – especially after what she said next.

Sophie said there were ‘a lot of tears’ and continued, ‘I think it will be really interesting to see people’s reactions, but for me reading the script it was just like heartbreaking.’

Okay, now we’re really worried. Heartbreaking?! We had steeled ourselves for the death of at least one of our favourite characters, but now we’re prepping to have joint memorial services for everyone in the show.

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Even if she thinks the ending will be divisive, Sophie’s pretty happy with the way it all turned out. She said, ‘As an actor it was really satisfying. I think for everyone, everyone’s storylines — to be able to act out the way that it all ends. It was really satisfying for us. Who knows if it will be satisfying for the fans.’

Well, there’s only one way to find out and it’s a long, hard few months away. The next and final seven-episode series of Game of Thrones is set to drop next year, though no exact release date has been announced yet. We know that the show’s motto is Valar Morghulis, a.k.a. ‘All men must die’, but we really hope they don’t double down on that in 2019.

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