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SpaceX successfully launches NASA astronauts on historic mission

NASA and SpaceX successfully launched astronauts into space following a delay on Saturday May 30, 2020 after the initial launch was postponed due to bad weather. The historic mission marks the first time humans have been sent into space from U.S. soil in almost a decade and is the beginning of a new era in […]

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NASA’s Artemis Project explained

NASA plans to send the next man and the first female to the moon as part of the Artemis project by 2024. Artemis will involve a series of complex missions that will ultimately see mankind once again walking on Earth’s moon after more than fifty years. The Artemis project which was previously called the Exploration […]

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NASA Haughton-Mars Project announces successful field test of smart glove

The NASA Haughton-Mars Project (HMP), with collaborating organizations SETI Institute, Mars Institute, NASA Ames Research Center, Collins Aerospace, and Ntention have announced the successful field test of a smart glove, which could be used in future human exploration of the Moon and Mars. The smart glove utilizes a human-machine interface (HuMI) allowing astronauts to control robots, […]

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NASA Administrator Invites The Public to Update on Agency’s Return to Moon

NASA Administrator, Jim Bridenstine, has invited the public to an update on NASA’s Artemis program and the role international partnerships have in returning astronauts to the Moon and to Mars.  The talk, entitled “From the Moon to Mars: NASA’s Artemis Program,” will occur during Public Day at the 70th International Astronautical Conference, taking place at the […]

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NASA announces first all-female spacewalk scheduled for October 21

NASA has announced that the first-ever all-female spacewalk outside the International Space Station (ISS) will be taking place on October 21, 2019. The mission was originally scheduled for March 26, 2019, but had to be postponed.   The women undertaking the spacewalk are Christina Koch and Jessica Meir, who are currently living on the ISS. […]

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Search continues for India’s Chandrayaan-2 Vikram moon lander

Source: ISRO, hoisting of Vikram lander during Chandrayaan2 spacecraft integration at launch centre The search for India’s Chandrayaan-2 Vikram moon lander continues following a failure to land on the moon on September 7. ISRO, The Indian Space Research Organisation, launched Chandrayaan-2 (moon vehicle 2) on July 22, 2019 and after over a month in space, […]

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Whitehouse announces plans to return to the moon, then onto Mars

Michael R. Pence, Vice President of the United States, has announced that Trump and his administration intend to build a base on the moon, before heading to Mars. The statement coincided with the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 Moon landing, speaking of that mission he said, “Unity is the true legacy of Apollo 11 – […]

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NASA confirms SpaceX Crew Dragon Parachutes Test Failed

A SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft descends under its parachutes at the end of the Demo-1 test flight in March. A test of the parachutes for that spacecraft in April failed. Credit: NASA/Cory Huston SpaceX had experienced a problem during a test of its Crew Dragon parachute system in April, according to NASA at a House […]

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NASA Requests Funding for Mars Sample Return in 2026

NASA has requested funding for a Mars sample return mission, that could be ready to launch by 2026. The space agency has made a $2.6 million budget request for the fiscal year 2020 and a portion of these funds would be allocated to funding the mission. NASA has stated that the mission would involve a […]

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SpaceX successfully launches astronaut demo capsule for NASA

SpaceX, the aerospace manufacturer and space transportation services company founded by Elon Musk in 2002, has launched an astronaut demo capsule designed to test the system for regular astronaut use. The Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon capsule launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, accompanied by Ripley, SpaceX’s test dummy. Ripley is fitted […]

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NASA Plans to Send Astronauts to the Moon in 2028

NASA plans to put astronauts back on the moon in 2028.  Jim Bridenstine, NASA administrator, told space industry representatives on February 14, “This time, when we go to the moon, we’re actually going to stay.”  He continued, “So, we’re not going back to the moon to leave flags and footprints and then not go back […]