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NASA Unveils Members of ‘Artemis Team’; Jim Bridenstine Quoted

Jim Bridenstine

NASA has named the 18 astronauts that will serve as part of a team responsible for helping the agency prepare for Artemis deep-space missions including the planned moon landing in 2024. Vice President Mike Pence unveiled the Artemis Team members during this year’s National Space Council meeting at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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NASA Announces Priorities for Artemis Moon Landing; Thomas Zurbuchen Quoted

Space Debris

NASA has identified its science priorities for the Artemis III mission, which have been included in a recent NASA report. “This report helps outline a path forward toward the compelling science we can now contemplate doing on the lunar surface in conjunction with human explorers,” said Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate.

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Core Stages for Crewed NASA Artemis Missions Now Under Production

Michoud Assembly Facility

NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility has commenced the production of the rocket core stages for both the second and third Artemis missions. These stages bring propellant tanks, RS-25 engines and avionics wiring to the Space Launch System (SLS)that serves as the launch vehicle for both of the upcoming missions. 

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NASA, ESA Sign Agreement for Artemis Gateway Modules

The European Space Agency (ESA) has signed an agreement with NASA to provide updated communications tools, habitation and refueling modules for an orbital outpost designed for the Artemis mission. ESA will also operate elements of the Artemis Gateway and deliver European Service Modules for the Orion spacecraft as part of the agreement. 

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NASA Eyes Follow-Up Flights for Lunar Observatory to Detect Presence of Water; Jacob Bleacher Quoted

SOFIA

NASA is planning to conduct follow-up missions for its airborne observatory after it discovered water molecules in a sunlit region on the lunar surface. NASA said its Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) detected the presence of water in the moon’s Clavius Crater, which is located in the southern hemisphere and is visible from Earth.

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Lisa Watson-Morgan: NASA Eyes Ways to Stretch Out Funding for HLS Program

Lisa Watson-Morgan

Lisa Watson-Morgan, Human Landing System (HLS) program manager at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, said the HLS program is considering “some interesting methods” that could help stretch out its budget for an additional month or so in the event that Congress faces further delays in passing a final appropriations bill for fiscal year 2021. 

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DOE, NASA Sign Collaboration Agreement to Tackle Space Opportunities; Jim Bridenstine Quoted

Jim Bridenstine

The Department of Energy and NASA have formed a new agreement in support of national space policies and the Artemis program, an effort to bring back manned space exploration. “This new MOU will continue our esteemed work together as this Administration strives to reach the next generation of space innovations and exploration,” said secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette.

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NASA Forms Principle-Based Agreement With Foreign Artemis Partners; Jim Bridenstine Quoted

Artemis Program

NASA has signed a new agreement with multiple foreign countries for collaborative efforts under the Artemis program, an effort to revive manned space exploration. The Artemis Accords agreement sets guidance on the collaborative pursuit of the program's goals. NASA's international partners will help the space agency sustain human presence on the lunar surface

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NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine to Create Public-Private Partnerships

Jim Bridenstine

Jim Bridenstine, NASA administrator and Wash100 Award recipient, will deliver a keynote address during NASA’s Lunar Surface Innovation Consortium meeting, which will stream live on NASA Television and the agency's website on Oct. 14th. Bridenstine will address NASA's Artemis program and announce the agency's latest Tipping Point selections and their potential impact on sustainable lunar exploration.

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NASA Publishes Economic Impact Report; Jim Bridenstine Quoted

Jim Bridenstine

NASA has published the results of its agency wide economic impact report, showing that the agency has generated more than $64.3 billion in total economic output during fiscal year 2019, supported more than 312,000 jobs nationwide and generated an estimated $7 billion in federal, state, and local taxes throughout the nation. 

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