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On Monday, Jan 5, NASA issued a request for proposal for the Ares V rocket that will perform heavy lift and cargo functions as part of the next generation of spacecraft that will return humans to the moon.
NASA has concluded nearly two weeks of testing equipment and lunar rover concepts on Hawaii's volcanic soil.
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, has begun environmental testing in a thermal vacuum that simulates the harsh rigors of space.
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.
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.
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.
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To: TECHNOLOGY EDITORS Contact: Stephanie Schierholz, +1-202-358-4997, firstname.lastname@example.org, Grey Hautaluoma, +1-202-358-0668, email@example.com, Headquarters, Washington, or Lynnette Madison, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Josh Byerly, email@example.com, +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...
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.
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.
- A volcanic mudflow.
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