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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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Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos are going to help NASA get to the Moon

April 30th, 2020

NASA selected SpaceX, Blue Origin, and Dynetics to develop lunar landing systems that will allow astronauts to travel to the Moon as part of the Artemis program. The companies will have until early 2021 to develop their systems before NASA evaluates them for their readiness. Visit BGR’s homepage for more stories. NASA wants to get …

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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 …

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NASA needs your help to make its Moon mission a reality

October 1st, 2019

NASA’s upcoming Artemis missions to the Moon are taking shape, and with a very short deadline of 2024 for a crewed trip to the lunar surface, it’s an all-hands-on-deck situation at the space agency. That sense of urgency extends to its contractors as well, and since NASA is relying on commercial partners to invent the …

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NASA will use an infrared camera to map the Moon in incredible detail

July 2nd, 2019

As Earth’s only natural satellite — and the only other world that mankind has ever explored in person — the Moon is one of the most well-understood bodies in our solar system. That being said, there’s still plenty about the Moon that scientists don’t fully understand, and learning more about our closest neighbor could teach …