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Bigelow and ULA plan outpost in lunar orbit

NASA is shifting its attention to the moon, and so are Bigelow Aerospace and United Launch Alliance: Today the two companies said they’d work together to put an outpost in orbit around the moon by as soon as 2022. The plan builds on the … Continue reading

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NASA could go back to the future for a moon base

In the wake of the National Space Council’s first meeting, NASA says it has been told to draw up plans to send humans to the moon “for long-term exploration and utilization,” followed by trips to Mars and other interplanetary destinations. That means moon … Continue reading

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National Space Council hears calls for moon trips

The Trump administration plans to send astronauts and robots back to the moon in as little as five years’ time, as a prelude to Mars missions. That’s one of the calls to action emerging from today’s first meeting of the … Continue reading

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Elon Musk has big rocket plans for … Earth?

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has added moon missions to his grand plan for Mars, in a bid to capitalize on what’s expected to be the Trump administration’s shift in space policy. Lunar operations at “Moon Base Alpha” are among the … Continue reading

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Blue Origin makes its pitch for moonshots

Blue Origin, the space venture founded by Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos, joined other companies today in laying out plans for commercial missions to the moon during a congressional hearing on Capitol Hill. “It’s time for America to return to the … Continue reading

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XPRIZE teams get more time for moonshots

The Google Lunar XPRIZE finalists now have $4.75 million more to shoot for with the moon missions they’re planning, and more time to shoot for the moon as well. The competition was set up a decade ago to encourage commercial moon exploration, with Google … Continue reading

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Moon Express unveils its lunar roadmap

Moon Express has laid out the plan it intends to follow to send probes to the surface of the moon and start bringing lunar samples back to Earth by 2020. The plan calls for completing work on Moon Express’ MX-1E lander … Continue reading

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