Lunar bricks could keep Moon colonists warm and generate electricity

Posted in Science on 22nd Jul, 2019
by Alex Muller

When astronauts return to the Moon, the plan is to establish an ongoing human presence rather than making occasional visits, as happened during the Apollo program.

50 Years After Moon Landing, Support for Space Program High

Posted in Featured, Science on 20th Jul, 2019
by Alex Muller

50 years after moon landing, record-high 64% say space costs are justifiable. About three in four say NASA funding should be maintained or increased. NASA receives its highest ratings in 20 years.

Halo orbit selected for Gateway space station

Posted in Science on 19th Jul, 2019
by Alex Muller

Ideally, the orbit should be a stable one, but it also has to be one that allows for both easy access to the lunar surface and regular ferrying of crews to and from Earth.

NASA green lights upgrade of Apollo era lunar laser experiment

Posted in Science on 14th Jul, 2019
by Alex Muller

Each placement of a Next Generation lunar laser ranging array will greatly enhance the scientific and navigational capabilities of the retroreflector network. These additions improve the mapping capabilities important for NASA's plans to return to the Moon and by 2028 establish a sustained human presence.

NASA taps Carnegie Mellon to build small, speedy MoonRanger lunar rover

Posted in Hardware, Science on 7th Jul, 2019
by Alex Muller

NASA has awarded Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and Astrobotic a US$5.6 million contract to build a new suitcase-sized robotic lunar rover that could land on the Moon as soon as 2021.