Tag Archives: artemis

NASA Begins RS-25 Engine Integration With SLS Rocket

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NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility has connected the first RS-25 engine to the core stage of a rocket that will support lunar missions with the Orion spacecraft.

Engineers docked one of four RS-25 engines to the Space Launch System's core stage as part of a collaborative effort with Boeing and Aerojet Rocketdyne, the space agency said Wednesday.

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NASA-Established Planetary Protection Board Reports Recommendations

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A NASA-established review board has made recommendations on preventing inter-contamination between Earth and other planets within the solar system. The space agency said Friday that its Planetary Protection Independent Review Board produced 43 recommendations and 34 findings that are included in a recent NASA report.

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NASA Gathers Gateway Design Input From Industry Prototypes; Mike Gernhardt Quoted

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NASA is evaluating five mockups representative of proposed designs for facilities of Gateway, the space agency's future outpost for manned lunar missions, Reuters reported Thursday. Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Sierra Nevada Corp. and Bigelow Aerospace each submitted outpost prototypes with funds from a $65M allotment.

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NASA Picks 25 Space Tech Platforms Under ‘Flight Opportunities’ Program

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NASA has awarded 20 industry and academic organizations funds worth approximately $10M combined to develop their proposed space technology platforms for commercial test flights under the agency’s Flight Opportunities program. The space agency said Thursday the 25 selected technologies deal with two topic areas meant to support NASA’s lunar exploration objectives through the Artemis program.

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Australia Commits to Support NASA’s ‘Moon to Mars’ Exploration Approach

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The Australian government has pledged to collaborate with NASA on the latter's approach to put astronauts back on the moon by 2024 and to further explore deep-space destinations such as Mars. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison promised to increase the Australian Space Agency's budget to support its commitment to the lunar exploration program called Artemis and the Moon to Mars campaign, NASA said Saturday.

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