moon stories

Advanced technology can demand some advanced materials, commonly referred to as rare earth elements. The problem is right in the name: they're rare. America may not be in a lurch just yet, but these elements won't last forever. Turns out there's another place to find them: the Moon.
If astronauts are going back to the moon by 2020, they're going to need some fashionable new threads. Pictured here is a prototype of the most flexible space suit yet, featuring a modular configuration. The suits will use two different...