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Boeing has excluded itself from NASA competition for lunar lander

And then there were three – and this time Boeing was left out. NASA selected three U.S. aerospace companies to design and develop human landing systems for the agency’s Artemis program. One of these will land the first woman and the next man on the lunar surface by 2024, Xinhua reported. The three companies are Blue Origin from Kent, Washington; …

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NASA chooses Bezos’ Blue Origin and Musks SpaceX to build new lunar lander science

NASA has selected three private space companies to oversee the development of the lunar lander for the upcoming lunar landings. The three companies are Blue Origin, owned by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos; ElX Musk’s SpaceX; and Dynetics, based in Huntsville, Alabama, announced NASA on Thursday. The lunar lander will carry the astronauts from the lunar orbit to the lunar surface …

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First comprehensive geological map of the lunar space

-> The animation above shows a rotating globe of the new unified geological map of the moon with shaded topography from NASA’s LOLA mission to the moon (LOLA stands for Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter). You can download the new moon map directly from the website: https://astrogeology.usgs.gov/search/map/Moon/Geology/Unified_Geologic_Map_of_the_Moon_GIS. [NOTE ADDED APRIL 29: This USGS website, where you can download the map, was …

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Scientists create the first geological map of the lunar surface

Swinging everywhere on the moon: Scientists are creating the first geological map of the lunar surface, showing exactly what our closest neighbor is made of, to help NASA plan future missions The moon map used data from Apollo missions and recent satellite observations It shows a mix of elevation and rock type information for the entire surface NASA can use …

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In 2021, intuitive machines aim for the huge valley “Ocean of Storms” for private lunar lander

The first flight of a private lunar lander in 2021 has become much sharper. The robot spaceship Nova-C from Intuitive machines will land near Vallis Schröteri, the largest valley in the world the moonOn their first delivery mission to NASA in October 2021, company representatives announced today (April 13). Vallis Schröteri is surrounded by Oceanus Procellarum, the “Ocean of Storms”, …

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NASA unveils a wild project to turn a lunar crater into a radio telescope

NASA has just awarded a new round of grants for their favorite emerging innovative space projects. One of them is the plan to install a 1-kilometer radio telescope in a crater on the other side of the moon. The Lunar Crater Radio Telescope (LCRT) could measure wavelengths and frequencies that cannot be detected by Earth, unhindered by the ionosphere or …

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Trump signs executive order to support lunar mining and unlocks asteroid resources

The water ice and other lunar resources that will help the United States build a long-term human presence the moon are there for admission, believes the White House. President Donald Trump signed a regulation today (April 6) laying down US policies for the exploitation of resources outside the world. This policy emphasizes that the current regulatory system – especially that …

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NASA presents its plans to build a long-term lunar base

NASA has released a report outlining how it plans to build a base on the moon and from there sends astronauts to explore Mars as part of its Artemis program. A long-term moon presence would enable a more efficient journey to distant parts of the solar system and the potential for further discoveries about the moon itself. The planned lunar …

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