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NASA selects 11 companies to work towards new Moon landings

NASA has been talking for a while now of returning humans to the Moon’s surface and this week they announced that Blue Origin, Lockheed Martin, SpaceX and eight other private companies have ...

Sat 18 May 19 from Techspot

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After the Moon, people on Mars by 2033... or 2060

On December 11, 2017, US President Donald Trump signed a directive ordering NASA to prepare to return astronauts to the Moon "followed by human missions to Mars and other destinations."

Sat 18 May 19 from Phys.org

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Video: Fly over Mount Sharp on Mars

Ever wanted to visit Mars? A new animated video shows what it would be like to soar over Mount Sharp, which NASA's Curiosity rover has been climbing since 2014.

Wed 15 May 19 from Phys.org

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The Weird Reason Tonight's Full Moon Is 'Blue'

Usually, a Blue Moon marks the second time a full moon rises within the same month. But the full moon rising on Saturday (May 18) is May's first full moon, so why are people calling it a Blue ...

Sat 18 May 19 from Livescience

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Alphabet-owned Wing will begin making drone deliveries in Finland next month

Deliveries will include 'fresh Finnish pastries, meatballs for two, and a range of other meals and snacks' that can be delivered in minutes and will serve as a test in urban centers.

Fri 17 May 19 from Daily Mail

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Sedimentary, dear Johnson: Is NASA looking at the wrong rocks for clues to Martian life?

In 2020, NASA and European-Russian missions will look for evidence of past life on Mars. But while volcanic, igneous rock predominates on the Red Planet, virtually the entire Earth fossil record ...

Fri 17 May 19 from Phys.org

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NASA Testing Method to Grow Bigger Plants in Space

From NASA By Danielle Sempsrott NASA’s Kennedy Space Center In an effort to increase the ability to provide astronauts nutrients on long-duration missions as the agency plans to sustainably ...

Sat 18 May 19 from Watts Up With That?

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Chang'e-4: Chinese rover 'confirms' Moon crater theory

The Chinese Chang'e-4 rover may have confirmed a longstanding idea about the origin of a vast crater on the Moon's far side.

Wed 15 May 19 from BBC News

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SpaceX postpones launch of its first internet network satellites

SpaceX postponed a launch of 60 satellites into low-Earth orbit that was scheduled for Thursday night, possibly until next week, citing a need for software updates.

Fri 17 May 19 from Phys.org

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Israeli spacecraft Beresheet crash site spotted on moon

SpaceIL, an Israeli nonprofit organization, is dedicated to landing the first Israeli spacecraft on the Moon. Beresheet was their first attempt at meeting this goal. While the spacecraft did ...

Thu 16 May 19 from Phys.org

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