NASA ANNOUNCES NEXT PHASE OF COMMERCIAL LUNAR PAYLOAD SERVICES

NASA has announced the latest opportunity for industry to participate in its Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) efforts to deliver science and technology payloads to and near the Moon. The newest announcement calls for companies to push the boundaries of current technology to support the next generation of lunar landers that can land heavier payloads […]

COLLINS AEROSPACE, ILC DOVER UNVEIL NEXT GENERATION SPACE SUIT SYSTEM PROTOTYPE FOR FUTURE MISSIONS

Collins Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp., joined with ILC Dover to design a Next Generation Space Suit system prototype for future missions. The unveiling took place at a United Technologies event on Capitol Hill featuring the company’s past, present and future contributions to manned space exploration as part of a celebration of […]

SHAUN THE SHEEP COMPLETES ASTRONAUT TRAINING WITH ESA

Children’s film character Shaun the Sheep has completed his microgravity training ahead of the launch of his second animated feature film Farmageddon – and just in time for the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landing on the Moon. Shaun flew recently under the supervision of an ESA team on the special Airbus […]

RED WINE’S RESVERATROL COULD HELP MARS EXPLORERS STAY STRONG

Mars is about 9 months from Earth with today’s tech, NASA reckons. As the new space race hurtles forward, Harvard researchers are asking: how do we make sure the winners can still stand when they reach the finish line? Published in Frontiers in Physiology, their study shows that resveratrol substantially preserves muscle mass and strength […]

THE NEW VOICE OF STARDATE

Bill Henry has been selected as StarDate Radio program’s new voice. Henry, an Austin-based voice talent, musician, composer, and college lecturer, becomes the third narrator of the program in its 41-year history. He assumes the title from Sandy Wood, who retired from the program earlier this week. StarDate is the longest running nationally syndicated science […]

SETI INSTITUTE COLLABORATES WITH GIRL SCOUTS TO DEVELOP NEW SPACE SCIENCE BADGES

Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) announced the release of 42 new badges for girls in grades K–12 in outdoor adventure and science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Among these new badges are the Space Science badges for Girl Scout Cadettes (grades 6-8), Seniors (grades 9-10), and Ambassadors (grades 11-12) which were developed as part of the […]

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 […]

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