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NASA tests emergency abort system for its future super heavy moon rocket

Posted in Hardware, Science on 3rd Jul, 2019
by Alex Muller

The Launch Abort System (LAS) sits at the very top of the gigantic rocket, and is tasked with forcefully pulling the crew out of harm's way in the event of a life-threatening mission failure.

NASA's Mars 2020 rover gets robotic arm to search for life on the Red Planet

Posted in Hardware, Science on 1st Jul, 2019
by Alex Muller

The Mars 2020 mission is slated to launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida in July 2020 and land on Mars on February 18, 2021.

Which Will Be First to Space – the SpaceX Starship or the SLS?

Posted in Science on 1st Jul, 2019
by Alex Muller

SpaceX is talking with three companies about the first commercial launch of the fully reusable Super Heavy Starship with a 2021 target date.

More Cost Overruns Realistically Means Space Launch System Requires Congress to Reauthorize

Posted in Hardware, Science on 20th Jun, 2019
by Alex Muller

SLS will cost over a billion per launch and is using side booster and some other technology from the 1980s space shuttle system.

NASA selects first commercial partners for 2024 Artemis moon landing

Posted in Business, Science on 1st Jun, 2019
by Alex Muller

Named for the twin sister of Apollo, Artemis will include lunar landing studies with companies like SpaceX, Blue Origin, Lockheed Martin, and SSL.