NASA targets February launch for Artemis 1 mission on its 1st first moon rocket since Apollo

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA is now targeting early next year for the maiden launch of its next megarocket: the Space Launch System. The behemoth moon rocket, the first since the Apollo program, is months behind schedule (it was initially slated to launch in November) but could now potentially fly Feb. 12 if its final … Read more

Stacking of Orion spacecraft caps assembly of first Artemis moon rocket – Spaceflight Now

The Orion spacecraft for the Artemis 1 mission is lowered on top of its Space Launch System rocket Oct. 20 inside High Bay 3 of the Vehicle Assembly Building. Credit: NASA/Frank Michaux Technicians at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center worked overnight Wednesday to tighten 360 bolts connecting the Orion spacecraft for the Artemis 1 moon mission … Read more

Adapter structure with 10 CubeSats installed on top of Artemis moon rocket – Spaceflight Now

Workers at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center have lifted the Orion Stage Adapter on top of the Space Launch System moon rocket, adding the structure housing 10 CubeSat rideshare payloads heading into deep space on the Artemis 1 mission. But three of the CubeSat missions missed their opportunity to fly on the first SLS mission. Teams … Read more

NASA’s SLS mega moon rocket stacked for the first time, launch slips

Note: We’ve brought you a front-row seat to Florida space news since 1966. Journalism like ours takes time and resources. Please consider a subscription. — Everything is finally coming together for the first launch of NASA’s mega moon rocket, now slated for the first half of next year. Teams at Kennedy Space Center this week put the finishing touches … Read more

Check out this lunar electric motorcycle prototype for moon exploration

Lunar rovers are typically four-wheeled electric vehicles, but a new prototype shows how a two-wheeled electric motorcycle may have serious advantages on the moon. NASA is currently in search of the next lunar rover. German motorcycle design company Hookie thinks they might have it. And with half the wheels, it sure saves a lot of … Read more

Nasa selects Spacex – With Elon Musk’s Starship to the moon

– With Elon Musk’s Starship to the moon Why NASA hires the company of the Tesla founder to develop a spaceship that is supposed to bring astronauts to Earth’s satellite. Dieter Sürig Published: 04/22/2021, 8:32 pm When launching into space: A Spacex Falcon 9 rocket takes off in Florida. Foto: David J. Phillip (Keystone) Around … Read more

NASA Told to Pick Second Company to Build Moon Lander

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has been told by the Senate to pick a second company to build the moon lander that will be used for the space agency’s Artemis program. NASA initially decided to award the contract only to SpaceX despite being expected to pick out two of the three companies that … Read more

Moon rocks collected by Chinese spacecraft contain volcanic clues

Moon rocks that a Chinese robotic spacecraft brought back to Earth last year have provided new insights into ancient lunar volcanic activity, a researcher said Tuesday. Li Xianhua said an analysis of the samples revealed new information about the moon’s chemical composition and the way heat affected its development. A photo from Xinhua News Agency … Read more

IU Finally Releases Strawberry Moon Video Clip: Okezone Celebrity

SEOUL– Good news for fans of singer Lee Ji Eun alias IU. He just made his comeback with the release of the song and MV Strawberry Moon. Launch the Soompi page, Tuesday (19/10/2021) IU imagine Stawberry Moon as a light song with acoustic guitar accompaniment. But with the addition of a piano from producer Lee … Read more

Rivers On Saturn’s Moon Titan Could Help NASA Determine Whether Moon Is Ripe To Host Life

The rivers and tributaries on Saturn’s moon Titan could help NASA‘s upcoming mission to the celestial satellite learn more about its geology and whether it’s capable of supporting life, a new study suggests. Astronomers, led by those at Cornell University, looked at Titan’s map of rivers and tributaries and determined that the shapes of the … Read more