THIRD EUROPEAN SERVICE MODULE FOR ORION TO FERRY ASTRONAUTS ON MOON LANDING

With NASA’s announcement to bring humans back to the surface of the moon before the end of 2024, ESA is preparing to deliver a third European Service Module (ESM) for the Orion spacecraft. An agreement between NASA and ESA gives the go-ahead to start building the ESM, which provides air, water, electricity, propulsion, temperature control […]

CHINA PLANS TO PUT A RESEARCH STATION ON THE MOON

Fifty years ago, on July 20, 1969, the world watched as Neil Armstrong walked on the Moon. Since then, space agencies around the globe have sent rovers to Mars, probes to the furthest reaches of our galaxy and beyond, yet humanity’s curiosity and fascination with the Moon has never abated. China, in collaboration with several […]

ARTIST RETURNS ARMSTRONG TO THE MOON

Artist Richard Clar’s canvas is literally out of this world. And on July 21, the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s Giant Step, Clar will return his words to the moon. From the Observatory of Côte d’Azur, the famous phrase of the astronaut will be transmitted by an encoded laser beam and bounced off a retro-reflector […]

FOUR 12-METER TELESCOPES TO SEARCH FOR NANOSECOND FLASHES OF LIGHT FROM EXTRATERRESTRIAL CIVILIZATIONS

Breakthrough Listen – the initiative to find signs of intelligent life in the universe – announced a new collaboration between Breakthrough Listen and the VERITAS Collaboration in the search for technosignatures, signs of technology developed by intelligent life beyond the Earth. Joining Listen’s ongoing radio frequency survey and spectroscopic optical laser survey, VERITAS (the Very […]

A MATERIAL WAY TO MAKE MARS HABITABLE

People have long dreamed of re-shaping the Martian climate to make it livable for humans. Carl Sagan was the first outside of the realm of science fiction to propose terraforming. In a 1971 paper, Sagan suggested that vaporizing the northern polar ice caps would “yield ~10 s g cm-2 of atmosphere over the planet, higher […]

VELCRO COMPANIES ‘WALKING ON THE MOON’ AGAIN TO CELEBRATE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF LUNAR LANDING

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing, Velcro Companies commissioned indie pop band Walk Off The Earth to release a new cover and music video of the classic rock song “Walking on the Moon” using VELCRO Brand fasteners as instruments to create a one-of-a-kind sound. The music video was released to celebrate the July […]

ORION’S EUROPEAN SERVICE MODULE 2 ASSEMBLY

The European Service Module-2 (ESM-2) is currently undergoing assembly at Airbus in Bremen, Germany. ESM-2 is the engine of the Orion spacecraft that will carry its first crew into space. The mission is called Artemis 2 and is targeted to launch in 2022. Every wire seen in this structure must be correctly connected and configured […]

APOLLO 50: GO FOR THE MOON

Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime celebration of the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, featuring a 363-foot Saturn V rocket projected on the east face of the Washington Monument and a special “Apollo 50: Go for the Moon” show. This presentation conceived and commissioned by the National Air and Space Museum, and is made possible through a partnership […]

JULY 20 MARKS ONE GIANT ANNIVERSARY FOR MANKIND

The countdown is on as America anticipates the golden anniversary of mankind’s greatest leap. And the country’s energy couldn’t be higher, as the U.S. inches closer to launching humans back into space for the first time in years. For anyone looking to experience a half-century’s worth of excitement, pride and celebration in honor of NASA’s […]

MAXAR TEAMS WITH DYNETICS ON POWER AND PROPULSION ELEMENT FOR LUNAR GATEWAY

Maxar Technologies announced it has signed a teaming agreement with Huntsville, Alabama-based Dynetics to support Maxar in building and demonstrating the power and propulsion element for the Gateway − an essential component of NASA’s Artemis lunar exploration program and future expeditions to Mars. The teaming agreement establishes a framework for the companies to work together […]

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