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VP Mike Pence revs up lunar gateway’s schedule

During a pep talk to NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Texas, Vice President Mike Pence today highlighted what he saw as the mistakes of past space policy and touted an ambitious plan to put American astronauts on a new space … Continue reading

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Water ice on moon boosts prospects for settlement

Newly published research lays out a map that traces water ice deposits at the poles of the moon — and points to prime territory for future lunar settlements. The findings, detailed in this week’s Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, are … Continue reading

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Blue Origin wins a $13M share of NASA tech awards

NASA is awarding $44 million to six commercial partners to support “tipping-point” technologies that range from lunar landing capabilities to in-space refueling and spacecraft servicing. Blue Origin, the space venture that was founded by Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos and is headquartered in … Continue reading

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It’s prime time for seeing Mars and the moon

It’s no hoax: Mars is bigger and brighter in the night sky than it’s been at any time since 2003. And you can watch the longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century. There are caveats, of course: The only … Continue reading

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Life on the moon? It could have happened

The moon is one of the last places in the solar system you’d expect to find life today, but astrobiologists say life could have found a foothold there billions of years ago. The life-on-the-moon question could provide a focus for … Continue reading

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T-minus-1 year for Apollo 11’s golden anniversary

Forty-nine years ago today, humans first set foot on a world beyond Earth — and by the time the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing rolls around, a year from now, there’s likely to be more moon milestones to … Continue reading

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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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