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White House seeks $1.6B for Artemis moon program

The White House is asking Congress for $1.6 billion more than the $21 billion it previously requested for NASA’s budget, to fund what’s now known as the Artemis program to put American astronauts on the moon by 2024. “This initial … Continue reading

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Mars fans seek share of space spotlight

As NASA shifts the focus of its space exploration effort to the moon, the advocates of Mars exploration and settlement have a message for future lunar explorers: Don’t get too comfortable. “I do think the moon should be included in … Continue reading

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How the moon figures in Jeff Bezos’ big picture

By Todd Bishop and Alan Boyle It’s our choice: a finite world with limited resources, or an infinite universe with unlimited potential. Those were the options presented by Jeff Bezos this week he laid out his plan to colonize the … Continue reading

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Jeff Bezos updates his vision for Blue Moon lander

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos today laid out the architecture for missions to the moon aimed at supporting NASA’s goal of landing astronauts on the lunar surface by 2024. The game plan for Bezos’ space venture, Blue Origin, calls … Continue reading

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Elon Musk shows off Starship on moon and Mars

New renderings of SpaceX’s next-generation Starship rocket, shared by CEO Elon Musk on Twitter early today, show the shiny spaceship sitting on bare ground on the moon and Mars. The artwork is similar to less shiny renderings that came out a couple … Continue reading

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Blue Origin’s enigmatic tweet hints at moon mission

Is Jeff Bezos planning to send a lander to the moon’s south pole? It’s possible to leap to that conclusion, based on an enigmatic tweet from Blue Origin, the Amazon CEO’s private space venture. The tweet consists of a photograph taken … Continue reading

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Did a bad command cause moon lander’s crash?

A manually entered command apparently set off a chain reaction of events that led to last week’s crash of an Israeli-built lunar lander during its attempt to touch down on the moon, the mission’s managers said today. Preliminary results of … Continue reading

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