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A tweet from Trump stirs tumult over moon plan

President Donald Trump put the space community on edge today with a tweet that downplayed NASA’s plans to send astronauts to the moon by 2024 as the first step toward a sustainable lunar presence. Instead, Trump framed the moon program … Continue reading

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NASA picks its first companies for moon deliveries

NASA has chosen three commercial ventures that haven’t yet launched anything into space to deliver science experiments to the moon’s surface, starting next year. Today’s awards are the first to be announced under the terms of the space agency’s Commercial … Continue reading

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Lego launches lunar lander, astronauts included

That’s one giant heap of Lego bricks: To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, the Lego Group is unveiling a 1,087-piece building set that recreates the mission’s Eagle lunar module. The Lego Creator Expert NASA Apollo … Continue reading

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Apollo anniversary inspires new blast of books

In the 50 years since Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong left humanity’s first bootprint on the moon, that “one small step” has launched one giant load of books. Basketfuls of books about space are now hitting store shelves — not … Continue reading

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Blue Origin gets in on lunar lander studies

It’s almost as if Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos knew what was coming: His Blue Origin space venture is among 11 companies selected by NASA to conduct studies and produce prototypes of spacecraft that could carry astronauts down to the moon’s … Continue reading

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Lunar orbiter spots Israeli lander’s crash site

The Israeli-built Beresheet moon lander made history when it went into lunar orbitand descended to the surface — and although it didn’t survive its crash landing, it did leave a mark that’s likely to endure for millennia. Weeks after the April 11 … Continue reading

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Moonshot funding gets tangled up in politics

Will NASA’s plan to land astronauts on the moon by 2024 fly with Congress? The Artemis program’s implications are still sinking in on Capitol Hill, but there’s already a political problem having to do with where the money’s supposed to come from. … Continue reading

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