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Guess what NASA’s exciting lunar discovery could be

Apparently we will learn something new about the moon on Monday. What could it be?image:: NASA / JPL-Caltech / Gizmodo Good news to everyone: NASA says it will unveil “an exciting new discovery about the moon” on Monday. Any guesses what it will be? The space agency’s sneak peek announcement contains little information, but refers to the Stratospheric observatory for …

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Lunar Lander Contractor Astrobotic Opens Massive Headquarters in Pittsburgh

Astrobotic systems engineer Ander Solorzano stands next to a test model of the company’s Peregrine moon lander, which is currently under development. It will be the first American lander on the moon since the Apollo missions.photo:: Astrobot Space robot maker Astrobotic Technology unveiled its new headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania this week. The huge facility will serve as mission control for …

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Watch it live now! Elon Musk provides information on SpaceX’s lunar and Mars plans

SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk speaks today (October 16) at the International Mars Society 2020 convention about SpaceX’s plans for private space flights to the moon and Mars. Musk’s talk is likely to include an update to SpaceX’s Starship, an interplanetary rocket-spaceship combo currently under development. You can watch Musk’s talk live in the window above, courtesy of the …

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NASA awards contracts for lunar technologies and payloads for ice search

WASHINGTON – NASA has placed more than $ 400 million in contracts to both demonstrate technology needed for future lunar exploration and to send an ice drilling payload to the moon’s south pole. NASA announced on October 16 that it had awarded Intuitive Machines, one of 14 companies in the Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) program, a $ 47 million …

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Eight nations sign NASA-led Artemis agreements to lead lunar exploration

Eight nations have signed up as founding members of NASA’s Artemis Agreement, an international agreement that defines how countries can work together to explore the moon peacefully and responsibly. NASA announced Tuesday that the United States had signed the agreements along with Australia, Canada, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said …

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Russia is avoiding the US lunar program as a threatened space cooperation

Russia is unlikely to participate in the US-planned lunar orbit station, a Russian official said Monday, marking the likely end of the close collaboration that has existed on the International Space Station (ISS) for two decades. The proposed new station, called Gateway, “is too US-centered, so to speak,” said Dmitry Rogozin, head of Russia’s Roscosmos space agency, adding that Russia …

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