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Boeing submits a proposal for an Artemis lunar module to NASA

Two weeks after a team led by Jeff Bezo's Blue Origin revealed plans for a lunar lander, NASA's Boeing submitted its own proposal and offered a spacecraft to launch on the mighty Space Launch System (SLS) is rocketing and transporting astronauts with fewer flights to and from the lunar surface. NASA's rapidly developing Artemis program plans to send astronauts to …

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Emergency funding could affect NASA's lunar ambitions

WASHINGTON – The prospect of further emergency financing, which could extend into next year, raises concerns in the industry to slow down work on NASA's Artemis program on the return of humans to the moon by 2024. NASA, along with the rest of the federal government, is working under a rolling decision (CR) that finances programs at the fiscal year …

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NASA's new lunar rover wants hunt for water on the moon

The Rover – the Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover, or VIPER for short – is the size of a golf cart, and wants to sample the Moon's soil environments to search for evidence of water and ice. The machine will collect data for about 100 days that will be used to create the first global water resource maps of the …

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Blue Origin works with Lockheed Martin and others to make the Lunar Module for humans

Jeff Bezo's aerospace company Blue Origin is no longer planning to build its own giant Moon Lander. The company announced today that it is teaming with three other space companies – Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and Draper – to develop a NASA lunar landing system that can bring people completely to and from the lunar surface. Working together, companies are …

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Cosmic Rays could have blown up gigantic sand dunes on Saturn's Lunar Titan

The equatorial dunes on Saturn's moon Titan are among the most dramatic surface features in the solar system, but scientists are not sure how they came about. New experimental evidence suggests that the dunes were created by cosmic radiation that impinges on the surface ice of titanium. Titan is one of the most beautiful places in the solar system . …

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A lunar NASA man has been missing for decades. We tried to find it.

In the 1960s, NASA commissioned Grumman Aircraft to build 15 space-based lunar modules (LMs) for their Apollo program. The fate of 14 modules is well documented, but the last – LM-14 – is harder to explain in historical records. We've tried to find and solve the mystery of the missing lunar lander. Most of the experts we contacted were not …

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NASA reveals future lunar suits to be completed by 2024

Today, NASA has unveiled its designs for future space suits that will carry astronauts traveling to the lunar surface. The suits are still in development, but NASA claims that they will be ready to keep the astronauts alive in space until 2024 – the space agency's deadline to bring people back to the moon to design suits already made by …

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