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2008-11-13 15:55:11

NASA has concluded nearly two weeks of testing equipment and lunar rover concepts on Hawaii's volcanic soil.

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2008-10-24 08:30:00

NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, has begun environmental testing in a thermal vacuum that simulates the harsh rigors of space.

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2008-09-30 13:43:10

A new NASA contest challenges college-level students to design tools or instrument packages that could be used on the next generation of human-driven moon rovers.

2008-09-17 16:56:38

Nuclear power could make a comeback beyond Earth if NASA goes forward with a proposed a fission reactor in its future moon base. A fission-powered system could generate up to 40 kilowatts and give any lunar outpost enough power to supply eight houses on Earth.

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2008-09-10 15:15:00

NASA astronauts will need power sources when they return to the moon and establish a lunar outpost. NASA engineers are exploring the possibility of nuclear fission to provide the necessary power and taking initial steps toward a non-nuclear technology demonstration of this type of system.

2008-08-19 18:00:09

To: SCIENCE EDITORS Contact: Michael Curie, +1-202-358-4715, michael.curie@nasa.gov, or Stephanie Schierholz, +1-202-358-4997, stephanie.schierholz@nasa.gov, both of NASA WASHINGTON, Aug.

2008-07-28 18:00:15

To: TECHNOLOGY EDITORS Contact: Stephanie Schierholz, +1-202-358-4997, stephanie.schierholz@nasa.gov, Grey Hautaluoma, +1-202-358-0668, grey.hautaluoma@nasa.gov, Headquarters, Washington, or Lynnette Madison, lynnette.b.madison@nasa.gov, or Josh Byerly, bill.j.byerly@nasa.gov, +1-281-483-5111, Johnson Space Center, Houston, all of NASA HOUSTON, July 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Constellation Program has selected 11 companies and one university to independently develop concepts that...

2008-06-24 12:00:59

The U.S. space agency says it's completed a review designed to help determine the systems needed to establish an outpost on the moon.

2008-06-24 02:25:00

This patch of desert may resemble the moon, but a team of NASA scientists who came here to test lunar robots, rovers and spacesuits found spring weather in Eastern Washington can be worse than outer space.

2008-06-18 15:00:00

By ROBERT S BOYD Officials say they hope to have a base for astronauts to live in by 2024. WASHINGTON -- NASA is asking private industry to come up with creative ideas for a lunar outpost that can house four astronauts for one to four weeks on the moon starting about 2024.


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  • To swell, as grain or wood with water.
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