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NASA Issues Solicitation for Lunar Sample Collection Services; Jim Bridenstine Quoted

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NASA has released its solicitation for soil sample and materials collection services as part of the agency’s Artemis lunar exploration program. NASA plans to enlist a company to collect 50 to 500 grams of lunar regolith or rock samples from the moon and purchase a quantity of the materials from the selected contractor.

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NASA Seeks White Papers on Science Objectives for Artemis Lunar Mission

Lunar Mission

NASA has asked stakeholders to submit white papers on scientific research and other activities that could be performed by astronauts as part of the first Artemis lunar landing mission in 2024. The white papers should not exceed the maximum limit of two pages and will support a science definition team within NASA’s science mission directorate.

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NASA Halfway Done With SLS Green Tests

Space Launch System

NASA has completed the first four green run tests of its Space Launch System rocket's core stage in preparation for four more tests in the series. The effort's assigned team ran the fourth test with gaseous nitrogen and helium as a more efficient alternative to the liquid hydrogen and oxygen propellants intended for the conclusive hot-fire test.

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NASA, Japan Sign Agreement for ISS, Artemis Cooperation

NASA-Japan Agreement

Jim Bridenstine, NASA administrator and 2019 Wash100 Award recipient, has formed an agreement with Japan in support of the International Space Station and the Artemis program, an effort that aims to revive manned space exploration. The joint exploration declaration of intent defines Japan's contributions to Artemis' lunar exploration and the complementary Gateway outpost.

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Sens. Marco Rubio, Richard Blumenthal Want NASA Artemis to Expand Industrial Collaboration

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Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., wrote a letter to Jim Bridenstine, NASA administrator and 2019 Wash100 Award recipient, to promote industrial collaboration as the space agency plans to revive manned exploration. Rubio and Blumenthal want NASA's Artemis exploration program to demonstrate safety measures, produce information on lunar resources and develop technologies for future explorations, with the U.S. space industry, the senators said in a letter posted Tuesday.

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