Luna-24 was the last Soviet mission to the moon. It returned to Earth with water-rich rock samples from beneath the lunar surface only to be ignored by the West. New research uncovers this story from obscurity.
For years the idea of water on the moon has excited science fiction fans and scientists alike. It was always believed in the past that the moon was dry. But in recent years evidence of the existence of water began to mount starting with the Clementine mission in 1994. Clementine was America's first return to the moon in twenty years.