Artemis I “Wet Test” To Happen in February NASA Announced

The first moon-bound rocket and spacecraft in NASA’s Artemis program are expected to do a “wet trial” on the launch pad in February, the agency said. Engineers for the mission, which is due to launch later this year, have subjected the mission’s hardware to a series of checks to ensure it is ready for the … Read more

Artemis I Integrated Testing Update

Artemis I Integrated Testing Update Status Report From: NASA HQ Posted: Friday, December 17, 2021 NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Orion spacecraft are undergoing integrated testing inside the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida to ensure they are “go” for launch of the Artemis I mission early next year. … Read more

Is NASA Going Back To The Moon? The Artemis Program Explained

NASA’s Artemis Program focuses on more than just returning to the Moon. Here’s how it can lead to the future of space exploration and commerce. NASA‘s Artemis Program has big implications for the future of space exploration and commerce. While its initial focus would be the Moon, it will eventually lead to preparing mankind’s expansion to other … Read more

Northrop Grumman Shows Off New Astronaut Moon Buggy Even As NASA’s Artemis Mission Is In Doubt

The timeframe for NASA‘s return to the moon is in question, but when it does, it will have to decide what it wants its astronauts to cruise around the lunar surface in. Northrop Grumman announced on Tuesday that it is designing a Lunar Terrain Vehicle (LTV) to transport the agency’s Artemis astronauts around the moon. … Read more

NASA’s Super Guppy Arrives in California With Key Component for Artemis Moon Mission

The Aero Spacelines Super Guppy aircraft taxies past Hangar One after landing at Moffett Federal Airfield. Credit: NASA/Ames Research Center/Don Richey Crews transported the heat shield skin for a future mission of NASA’s Orion spacecraft — via the agency’s Super Guppy oversize cargo transport aircraft — to Moffett Federal Airfield on Nov. 9. The heat … Read more

Blue Origin delays Artemis mission until at least 2025

RTL>news> 14. November 2021 – 10:40 clock Artemis mission start date not before 2025 It’s a setback, even if it was expected. As the head of NASA announced, the goal of sending people to the moon again in 2024 will not be able to be met. The date for the start of the Artemis mission … Read more

The head of NASA admits: a manned mission to the moon will not take place in 2024

„[Rok] 2024 was not a goal that was technically feasible, “said Bill Nelson, referring to the implementation of the Artemis lunar program so far and its earlier schedule at a press conference held on November 9 this year. Announcing the revision of the schedule of manned missions to the moon, the head of NASA indicated … Read more

Blue Origin’s lawsuit dismissed. SpaceX is the only supplier of NASA’s lunar lander

The United States Court of Federal Claims dismissed Blue Origin’s August complaint that it did not accept NASA’s choice of a preferred supplier for a new manned lunar lander. The contractor was SpaceX, although before the announcement of the outcome of the procedure, the American space agency repeatedly declared its intention to select two competitive … Read more

How NASA is building next-gen spacesuits for Artemis moon astronauts (video)

Forthcoming spacesuits will be a boon to all future moon explorers, both male and female, NASA officials say. The spacesuit that will be used by NASA’s Artemis program, which aims to return humans to the moon just a few years from now, will fit a wider range of body sizes, will be highly mobile and … Read more

NASA sets an ambitious new date for Artemis I moon mission launch

NASA will launch its Artemis missions using the Orion spacecraft and the Space Launch System, seen together in this illustration. NASA The moon is sitting there in the night sky, silently beckoning humanity to return for another visit. It’s been decades, but NASA is determined to return. First, however, the space agency needs to launch a … Read more