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Israelis say their lander will soon fly to the moon

SpaceIL, an Israeli team that was once a competitor in the now-defunct Google Lunar X Prize, says it will have its lander launched toward the moon in December. The lander will be a secondary payload on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket taking off … Continue reading

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Blue Origin targets moon landing by 2023

Blue Origin, the space venture founded by Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos, is laying out a plan to support the creation of permanent settlements on the moon, starting with a lunar landing mission within the next five years. The Kent, Wash.-based … Continue reading

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Simulated moon dirt turns up real challenges

RENTON, Wash. — When commercial ventures start setting up shop on the moon, they may well run into nasty clouds of grit that clog up airways and gum up equipment. Those are just the sorts of unpleasant surprises that Off Planet Research wants … Continue reading

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Buzz Aldrin shares his latest moon plan amid turmoil

Buzz Aldrin wants people to know that he has some cool new ideas about how to get to the moon — not just because they’re cool, but also because they show his mind is working. “That’s not an inactive, incapacitated, … Continue reading

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NASA puts out the call for Gateway’s first element

NASA has laid out its plan for acquiring the first piece of its successor to the International Space Station, an outpost known as the Gateway that will be stationed in lunar orbit. A draft solicitation, published today, calls for commercial partners … Continue reading

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Should space priorities be closer to home?

A newly released survey from Pew Research Center suggests that Americans still strongly support the space program, 60 years after NASA’s founding, but that they’re more interested in Earth science than exploration beyond Earth orbit. That’s a turnabout from the broad strokes … Continue reading

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Blue Origin gets in on NASA’s space resource studies

Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture is among 10 teams that will share about $10 million in NASA funding to look into techniques for using resources from the moon and Mars. The studies are aimed at advancing technologies … Continue reading

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