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May 20, 2019

Industry wants NASA to move ahead quickly on Gateway module

WASHINGTON — In order to meet the goal of landing humans on the moon in 2024, NASA needs to get one element of its proposed lunar […]
May 19, 2019

Who’s Out There-Microbes?

If there are microbes out there, we had better think hard about how to prevent bringing them back to Earth. If they are not out there, […]
May 18, 2019

SpaceX Is Building a ‘Starship’ Rocket Prototype in Florida, Too

The company’s South Texas site has some competition. SpaceX hopes a little friendly competition will improve the design of its Mars spaceship. The company has already […]
May 17, 2019

NASA selects 11 companies for lunar lander studies

WASHINGTON — NASA announced May 16 it has selected 11 companies to begin studies and initial prototype development of portions of lunar landers the agency hopes […]
May 16, 2019

Goodnight, Chang’e-4! China’s Probe on Moon’s Far Side Naps for Lunar Night

A whole day on the moon lasts 28 Earth days. China’s mission to the far side of the moon has gone dormant for its fifth, frigid […]
May 15, 2019

The moon is quaking as it shrinks

A 2010 analysis of imagery from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) found that the moon shriveled like a raisin as its interior cooled, leaving behind thousands […]
May 14, 2019

NASA seeks additional $1.6 billion for 2024 Moon plan

WASHINGTON — The White House and NASA announced May 13 that they will seek an additional $1.6 billion in funding for the agency in fiscal year […]
May 13, 2019

How Do Engineers Design & Build Rockets?

It seems like NASA and SpaceX are launching rockets every other month, carrying astronauts and supplies to their low Earth orbit destination on the International Space […]
May 12, 2019

NASA would like you to record memories of the first Moon landing

Apollo 11’s big moment turns 50 in July If you remember where you were when astronaut Neil Armstrong stepped onto the Moon’s surface for the first […]