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NASA might not make it to the Moon by 2024 after all

February 17th, 2021

NASA’s plans to return to the Moon by 2024 have been criticized and doubted since they were first announced. Now that the Trump administration is gone, the acting NASA Administrator is trying to determine whether the schedule is still feasible. A number of setbacks and the coronavirus pandemic have affected the timeline, meaning that humans …

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NASA wants your help to film and produce its Artemis mission stories

November 5th, 2020

NASA is asking for proposals from individuals, groups, or companies that can provide systems, hardware, or software that will make its Moon missions look better than ever.  The US space agency wants to document every step of the Artemis missions, and it needs help doing so. The missions are slated to begin in 2023, but …

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NASA reveals plans for human return to the Moon

September 22nd, 2020

NASA has issued a press release explaining its plans for returning humans to the Moon by 2024. Two Artemis missions will launch prior to Artemis III, which will be the mission that will land on the lunar surface with astronauts aboard. The timeline could change due to various delays and setbacks. We all know that …

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NASA may finally send humans back to the Moon

September 15th, 2020

NASA may be considering revisiting one of its previous Moon landing sites, according to NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine. The Artemis missions will include crewed trips to the lunar surface, but their destinations have not yet been decided.  Revisiting a past landing site could yield new discoveries while also allowing astronauts to use equipment left behind …

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NASA’s head of human spaceflight resigns days ahead of Crew Dragon launch

May 20th, 2020

NASA’s head of human spaceflight, Doug Loverro, resigned just days before NASA’s first crewed launch in nearly a decade. Loverro told colleagues he was resigning due to a decision he made earlier in the year. SpaceX’s Crew Dragon launch will still proceed as scheduled. Visit BGR’s homepage for more stories. We’re literally just days away …

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Want to pretend you’re on the Moon? Just move to Montana

May 5th, 2020

Moonrock analogs can be found right here on Earth, and Montana is now a major source of simulated lunar material for NASA.  The mineral anorthosite is common on the Moon, but more difficult to find here on Earth.  A mining location in Montana has proven to be a treasure trove of the mineral, which is …

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NASA rates Blue Origin higher than SpaceX for Artemis Moon landings

May 4th, 2020

SpaceX scores an “Acceptable” rating by NASA for Artemis mission contracts, while Blue Origin is rated “Very Good.” The evaluation document reveals concerns over previous mission delays that plagued past SpaceX projects for NASA. NASA selected SpaceX, Blue Origin, and Dynetics as its partners for the upcoming Artemis missions. Visit BGR’s homepage for more stories. …

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NASA is going to fire lasers at the Moon in the hopes of finding water

April 29th, 2020

NASA will send a ‘Lunar Flashlight’ to illuminate the shadowy craters and depressions on the Moon’s south pole. The space agency hopes to find water ice hiding out in these permanently dark areas. Future crewed missions to the Moon could utilize this ice as a resource, allowing for extended stays. Visit BGR’s homepage for more …