The U.S. Chamber’s 4th annual Space Summit titled LAUNCH:Expanding Commercial and Civil Space Partnerships, held in partnership with The Boeing Company. Following the first National Space Council meeting under Vice President Kamala Harris earlier this month, leaders from the public and private sectors will discuss international collaboration and public-private partnerships in space, the future of exploration beyond the […]
It’s been a big year for China. In 2021, it achieved an average of more than one launch per week for the first time in its orbital spaceflight history, making it the busiest year for its space program to date. We watched the country pass many milestones from successfully landing its first rover on Mars […]
This post was repurposed from the ESA Science and Exploration page. A pretty special gift unwrapping will soon take place – a piercing tool built by ESA will open a Moon soil container from Apollo 17 that has gone untouched for nearly 50 years. The opening will allow the extraction of precious lunar gases which may have […]
UCF researchers are working with private companies to develop some intriguing ways to get astronauts to the moon safely.
NASA administrator Bill Nelson delivered some disappointing news this week. In a Tuesday discussion with agency leadership, he announced that the Artemis III mission won’t put humans on the Moon until at least 2025, a year delay from the 2024 goal set by the Trump Administration which Nelson said was not technically feasible. The launch […]
NASA Artemis Program Taking the Next Step to Make Moon Nuclear Reactor a Reality in the Next 10 Years
To stay and work on the Moon, though, astronauts will need power, and they need ample amounts of it, and there is no power grid on the moon.
It’s looking like 2026 at the very earliest.
New data suggest an object known as Kamoʻoalewa was shorn off the moon by a meteor impact before becoming a quasi-satellite of our planet.
Alongside advances in space exploration, we’ve recently seen much time and money invested into technologies that could allow effective space resource utilization. And at the forefront of these efforts has been a laser-sharp focus on finding the best way to produce oxygen on the Moon.
On November 19, 2021 (late evening of the 18th in some time zones), the Moon passes into the shadow of the Earth, creating a partial lunar eclipse so deep that it can reasonably be called almost total.