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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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Study: Future astronauts could use their own urine to build lunar bases

Enlarge /. Future lunar bases could be built with 3D printers that mix materials such as lunar regolith, water and urine from astronauts. At the beginning of last year, NASA announced an ambitious plan to bring American astronauts back to the moon and set up a permanent base there to eventually place astronauts on Mars. The Artemis Moon program has …

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Lunar bases could be built with a female astronaut

As part of NASA’s Artemis program, the first woman and the next man land on the moon at the south pole of the moon. It is a place with fluctuating temperatures where astronauts “have to learn how to live and work on the surface of another celestial body,” the agency said. Unfortunately, the astronauts cannot simply land a habitat on …

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NASA officials outline plans to build a Lunar Gateway in the mid-2020s

Enlarge /. Artist concept for the initial configuration of the Lunar Gateway. NASA NASA’s Lunar Gateway concept – a small outpost to be built in a halo orbit around the moon – is about five years old. Although a lunar space station could serve many useful purposes, the concept arose for a reason. Due to limitations in the upper tier …

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SpaceX wins NASA order to deliver cargo to Lunar Gateway’s moon outpost

The SpaceX Dragon spacecraft has delivered cargo to the International Space Station, but will soon move goods into orbit that is higher than the International Space Station: the Moon Gate. Agency officials announced on Friday (March 27) that NASA selected SpaceX as the first commercial company to be contracted to deliver cargo to the upcoming gateway. The California-based aerospace company …

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NASA selects SpaceX to deliver cargo to the Lunar Gateway

The space company will use a variant of the kite capsule – unlike the one it uses for ISS missions – that can carry more than 5 tons of cargo for its gateway missions. It will fly on the company’s super-heavy rocket, the Falcon Heavy rocket. In contrast to current Dragon capsules, which remain docked to the ISS for only …

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SpaceX receives order to deliver NASA’s planned lunar space station

NASA commissioned SpaceX to transport cargo, research equipment, and other supplies to the gateway space station that the agency plans to build in moon orbit, officials said on Friday. The station will serve as a base for astronauts heading towards the lunar surface in the Artemis program. Only two flights with SpaceX’s upgraded Dragon XL cargo ship launched on Falcon …

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Astronauts could use their own piss to build future lunar habitats

This ESA illustration shows what a future lunar habitat could look like. ESA / Foster and partners This story is part of To the moon, a series that examines mankind’s first journey to the lunar surface and our future life and work on the moon. NASA and other space agencies are obsessed with the moon, not just for a quick …

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