Lunar

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

NASA EYES GPS AT THE MOON FOR ARTEMIS MISSIONS

GPS, a satellite-based navigation system used by an estimated four billion people worldwide to figure out where they are on Earth at any moment, could be used to pilot in and around lunar orbit during future Artemis missions. A team at NASA is developing a special receiver that would be able to pick up location […]

PARAGON SPACE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION AWARDED NASA CONTRACT FOR ISRU TECHNOLOGY

Paragon Space Development Corporation (Paragon), and its partner Giner Inc., are under contract for the development and testing of the ISRU-derived water purification and Hydrogen Oxygen Production (IHOP), a patent-pending subsystem and advancement of the subsystem architecture as part of NASA’s NextSTEP BAA Program. IHOP is a game changing technology that enables an enduring human […]

NEW CAMERA SYSTEM TO OFFER HIGH-RESOLUTION IMAGES AND VIDEO OF LUNAR LANDINGS

A new spacecraft-mounted camera system funded by NASA is poised to return the first high-resolution video of a landing plume as it lands on the Moon.  The Heimdall camera system project, headed by Planetary Science Institute Senior Scientist R. Aileen Yingst, consists of four color cameras and a DVR to store images until they can […]

ASTROBOTIC AWARDED NASA STUDY CONTRACT FOR POLAR MISSION TO THE MOON

Astrobotic is one of two companies selected by NASA’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) program to study the first payload delivery mission to the South Pole of the Moon. The mission would deliver NASA payloads to investigate lunar volatile elements such as hydrogen and oxygen, which could one day be used by NASA and the […]

SIGN OF PROGRESS: NASA PAYS TRIBUTE TO HIDDEN FIGURES

Visitors to NASA’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. will forevermore be reminded of the African-American women who were essential to the success of early spaceflight. On August 23, 2018, U.S. Senators Ted Cruz, Ed Markey, John Thune, and Bill Nelson introduced a bipartisan bill to designate the street in front of NASA Headquarters as Hidden Figures […]

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