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NASA’s 2024 Moon mission is in serious jeopardy

September 24th, 2020

NASA’s plans to return humans to the Moon by 2024 will depend largely on whether it can secure funding from Congress. Right now, the space agency needs several billion more dollars to make the mission a reality. Without adequate funding, the mission will ultimately be delayed, and even if funding is achieved, technical hurdles could …

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NASA’s 2024 Moon mission is in serious trouble

July 13th, 2020

NASA needs a lot of money if it hopes to achieve a crewed mission to the Moon by 2024, but lawmakers aren’t giving in. A budget proposal for NASA asked for nearly $5 billion but was cleared for just over $1.5 billion, making a Moon return impossible NASA is hopeful that the Senate will be …

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SpaceX will launch humans into space sooner than you think

March 11th, 2020

SpaceX will finally send humans into space in May, according to company President Gwynne Shotwell.  Both SpaceX and Boeing are part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, and SpaceX will be the first company to launch astronauts for NASA The mission will last at least “a few days” and will transport a pair of NASA astronauts …

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NASA fires up Orion’s engines for critical test

August 8th, 2019

NASA is sending humans back to the Moon. Nobody knows for sure whether that will happen in 2024 or a somewhat later date, but it’s definitely happening in the near future. When those important missions finally launch, the Orion service module will play a big role, and NASA just conducted a very important test to …

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NASA will send your name to the Red Planet on the Mars 2020 rover

May 22nd, 2019

Mars 2020 is shaping up nicely, with NASA recently revealing that its rover-hauling spacecraft is essentially complete and currently undergoing testing well ahead of its July 2020 launch window, and NASA is now accepting names of hopeful Mars “travelers” who want to get in on the action. No, you can’t actually go to Mars — …