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• A team of researchers received approval for a $35 million dollar mission to the moon. The group will explore an uncharted portion of the moon, which scientists say was formed by magma below the surface. Read More »
• A pair of milk-jug sized satellites are set to launch into space this weekend on a mission to observe tropical storms from above. The two satellites will make up a larger constellation of half a dozen spacecraft called TROPICS which will peer down on the Earth and observe the development and behavior of tropical cyclones like hurricanes. Read More »
• If NASA wants to achieve its goal of returning to the moon in this decade, it first needs a new spacesuit that can protect its astronauts on the lunar surface. While spacesuit technology has existed for more than half a century, the manufacturers of astronaut attire have a huge job ahead of them to design, test and build the spacesuits that will propel space exploration in the years to come. NASA has contracted two commercial companies to design and build the next generation of spacesuits that will be used on the Artemis missions, the agency’s next moon missions. These spacesuits will be much different than the current ones that have been in use for nearly 40 years, according to space … Read More »
• NASA needs new space suits. The agency wants to put people back on the moon in the 2020s, and to do it safely, it needs brand new space suits for use on the lunar surface. NASA is working with two private companies to design, develop and build the new suits — at a price of up to $3.5 billion. Read More »
• NASA’s new moon rocket Space Launch System, or SLS, is back at its launchpad at Kennedy Space Center. Engineers will try once again to conduct a dress rehearsal of a launch countdown June 19. Read More »