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NASA Ready to Implement Final Design of Upcoming Lunar Rover; Sarah Noble Quoted

VIPER Rover

NASA has decided to move forward with the final design of a rover that would fly to the moon in 2023 in search of water and ice. The Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover (VIPER) will enter the implementation phase of its final design, following the rover's completion of a preliminary design review in August last year. 

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NASA’s Deep-Space Satellite Dish Goes Online

DSS-56

NASA has added another antenna to its Deep Space Network (DSN) that will handle communications with space missions including the Perseverance rover that is slated to land on Mars in Feb. 2021. NASA envisions DSS-56 to support the interplanetary switchboard network in managing navigation and communication operations for subsequent deep-space missions. 

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NASA Announces Priorities for Artemis Moon Landing; Thomas Zurbuchen Quoted

Artemis Moon Landing

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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NASA Seeks New Partnerships to Support Artemis Program; Jim Bridenstine Quoted

Jim Bridenstine

NASA has announced that the agency will develop new partners to support the Artemis program and advance human exploration of the Moon, the agency reported on Thursday. NASA plans to further explore the lunar surface and create a sustainable human presence with Artemis in preparation for future human missions to Mars.

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

Jim Bridenstine

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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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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NASA Presents Segmented Approach for Artemis Program

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NASA has proposed an outline on how to approach the progressive phases of the Artemis program, an effort to revive manned space exploration. The space agency said Friday delivered a plan that lists requirements for lunar exploration and the progressive phases that would lead astronauts to Mars.

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