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NASA rushing to complete Mars launch before planet moves out of range. Mission to include first-ever helicopter exploration.

NASA rushing to complete Mars launch before planet moves out of range. Mission to include first-ever helicopter exploration.

Then again, NASA is facing a tight deadline. Mars and Earth are only on the same side of the sun every 26 months, meaning NASA has a limited window to launch the spacecraft to the Red Planet. Storing the spacecraft and waiting another two years for the next opportunity could have cost “half a billion …

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NASA is sending a rover to the moon to prospect for water and help astronauts ‘live off the land’

NASA is sending a rover to the moon to prospect for water and help astronauts ‘live off the land’

NASA awarded the contract, worth nearly $200 million, to Astrobotic, a Pittsburgh-based company, as part of a program to hire private-sector companies to deliver cargo and science experiments to the lunar surface. Unlike the Apollo missions, where astronauts visited the moon and then returned home, NASA is now working toward creating a permanent presence there …

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NASA Needs to Find Ice on the Moon. This Rover Will Lead the Search.

NASA Needs to Find Ice on the Moon. This Rover Will Lead the Search.

After sending four rovers to Mars — with a fifth scheduled to launch in July — NASA announced on Thursday a contract for putting its first wheeled robot on the moon. Astrobotic Technology Inc. of Pittsburgh won a $199.5 million contract to deliver the robotic explorer to the moon in late 2023. The price includes …

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Nasa: Ozone layer hole at smallest on record – ‘great news’ for humanity

The Antarctic ozone hole was first discovered in the 1970s (Image: Nasa) A ‘hole’ in the ozone layer over Antarctica has shrunk to its smallest size on record, Nasa has announced. The ozone layer is a part of the Earth’s atmosphere which protects the Earth from the sun’s dangerous cancer-causing ultraviolet radiation. In the 1970s …

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Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin to Partner With 3 Companies on NASA Moon Lander

WASHINGTON — The race is on to build the next spacecraft that will land American astronauts on the moon — and the richest man in the world wants to come in first. On Tuesday, three major aerospace companies led by Blue Origin, the rocket company started by Jeffrey P. Bezos, chief executive of Amazon, announced …

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NASA InSight’s ‘Mole on Mars’ working again after 7 months of troubleshooting- Technology News, Firstpost

tech2 News StaffOct 21, 2019 09:22:02 IST NASA’s latest robot on Mars – the Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) lander – appears to have freed itself from a sticky situation some 225 million kilometres from home. The mission’s engineers are confident there’s hope for an important instrument on the lander – dubbed “the mole”– to resume …

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NASA live spacewalk: Christina Koch and Jessica Meir make history outside International Space Station

Koch was first to venture out of the ISS with a red tether attached to her suit. Meir soon followed, carrying a tool bag as she made her way out of the hatch at 7:49 a.m. The spacewalk was originally scheduled for 5½ hours, but the crews successfully completed their main task and the mission …

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NASA Space App Challenge 2019 To Tackle Crop Burning And Lunar Dust

The NASA Space App Challange 2019 is an open innovation and incubation program. It’s meant to publicly share data to come up with some unique and meaningful solutions to several problems related to space and on Earth. Chatting with us, Keshav Tiwari, NASA Space Apps India head, expressed his views on the hackathon and how …

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Elon Musk’s Cannabis Controversy Sparks NASA Probe

Last year Elon Musk, lover of Harambe and non-unionized workforces, decided to light up a legal joint on air during the Joe Rogan podcast. And while his red pot-huffing face is a funny picture to use whenever posting about him, Musk’s partners at NASA weren’t thrilled about this kind of weed buffoonery being associated with …

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