NASA’s delayed Moon lander contracts cast doubt on Artemis timeline

More signs are emerging that NASA’s Artemis program might not bring people to the Moon on time. The Verge has learned that NASA quietly pushed back the…

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Watch NASA’s historic Moon mission rocket test at 4PM ET (update: cut short)

NASA is edging closer to sending a spacecraft around the Moon, and it’s about to conduct a crucial test to ensure that mission goes forward. As Reuters…

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China Moon probe starts return to Earth with lunar samples

China’s Moon-sampling probe is on its way home after more than a week. Xinhua (via Reuters) reports Chang’e-5’s orbiter-returner has started its return trip to Earth with…

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China’s lunar sampling robot beams back its first full-color moon shots

Yesterday, China’s Chang’e-5 robotic lunar lander successfully set down on the lunar surface marking, for the first time in four decades, that humans have travelled to the…

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NASA taps Nokia to bring LTE to the Moon

When NASA returns to the Moon sometime in 2024, it wants to have an efficient and reliable way for its astronauts to communicate with one another, and…

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Eight nations sign NASA’s Artemis Accords, pledging peace on the moon

The United States and seven additional countries have signed the Artemis Accords, reaffirming their commitment to peaceful, cooperative and transparent activities on the moon. Yes, that moon….

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Astrobotic’s tiny Moon rover is on its way to NASA for testing

Astrobotic’s CubeRover is on its way to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, the robotics company announced today. The CubeRover is designed to provide a mobile platform for scientific…

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NASA wants ideas for keeping Moon missions powered in the dark

If NASA is going to have a long-term presence on the Moon, it’s going to need an alternative to typical solar power — lunar nights can last…

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NASA-backed project could automatically fix 3D printing for Moon bases

If humanity is going to 3D-print Moon bases, it can’t afford for things to go wrong — and NASA is backing technology to make sure those parts…

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SpaceX plans seaborne spaceports for Mars missions and hypersonic flights

Don’t think SpaceX is toning down its spaceflight ambitions in light of the pandemic — if anything, the company is ramping things up. Elon Musk has confirmed…

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