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The NASA lunar module "Snoopy" was probably found 50 years after being dropped into space – TechCrunch

NASA's Journey to the Moon's Surface in July 1969 was preceded by numerous preparatory missions – including Apollo 10, in which everything except the actual landing was a mere mock mission. The astronauts Thomas Stafford and Eugene Cernan flew a lunar module nicknamed "Snoopy" almost to the moon during Apollo 10 and then launched the module into space as soon …

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Mass anomaly discovered under the largest lunar crater

This false color chart shows the topography of the other side of the moon. The warmer colors indicate a high topography and the blue colors a low topography. The South Pole Aitken Basin (SPA) is shown in shades of blue. The dashed circle shows the position of the mass anomaly under the pelvis. Credit: NASA / Goddard Space Flight Center …

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The White House repeats human lunar missions on its way to Mars

ARLINGTON, VA. – One day after President Trump had doubts about NASA's plans to send people to the moon, a White House official said the moon was still a target of the agency's programs as a step toward Mars. Scott Space, executive secretary of the National Space Council, said in a speech at the National Space Conference's Space Planning Conference …

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NASA targets lunar missions and selects three moon delivery companies

NASA has selected three companies to deliver scientific-technical payloads on robot lands to the lunar surface over the next few years. The Space Agency announced Friday that it will work with Houston-based Pittsburgh-based Astrobotic Intuitive Machines and Edison, New Jersey, OrbitBeyond to provide NASA's commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS). The deals are part of NASA's Artemis program, which seeks to …

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Mysterious light flashes on the astronomer of the lunar surface baffle

Enigmatic light flashes on the lunar surface that occur several times a week have amazed astronomers. The light illuminates parts of the lunar landscape and disappears soon afterwards. Strange as it may sound, this phenomenon is not new. It has been observed since the 1950s, but not systematically studied. Not even after man has entered the lunar surface. A team …

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Spacewatch: NASA awards first contract for lunar space station | Science

NASA has contracted Maxar Technologies to develop the first element of its Lunar Gateway space station, an essential part of its plan to return astronauts to the moon by 2024. Astronauts arriving from Earth at the Orion crew capsule will dock at the gateway, which will orbit around the moon, before transferring to a lunar landing module and descending to …

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NASA is seeking a swift launch of a lunar module

This article originally appeared in the May 20, 2019 issue of SpaceNews magazine. Although NASA's new goal of landing on the moon in five years' time may sound aggressive, most of the hardware is which is needed to carry out this mission, already in place or soon to be developed. The space launch system and Orion have been in the …

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NASA issues its first order for Lunar Gateway components – BGR

NASA has big plans to return to the moon. Whether this will be possible in the next five years is not yet in the current government's mind, but NASA is determined to bring human boots back to the lunar surface, and this will happen via a moon gateway. " The Gateway, which has been planned for some time, will be …

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