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Self Assembly Landing Pads for the Moon — UCF Researchers Are

Imagine hitting a button and instantly creating a landing pad just moments before descending a rocket onto the moon or an asteroid. That’s the concept behind two research projects underway at the Florida Space Institute at UCF. FSI postdoctoral researcher Douglas Fontes worked with planetary scientist Phil Metzger and Masten Space Systems, a private company, … Read more

NASA mission is set to launch and deliberately crash into an asteroid’s moon

NASA mission is set to launch and deliberately crash into

But the true test for this asteroid deflection technology will come in September 2022, when the spacecraft reaches its destination, to see how it impacts the motion of a near-Earth asteroid in space. Near-Earth objects are asteroids and comets with orbits that place them within 30 million miles (48 million kilometers) of Earth. Detecting the … Read more

Moon landing postponed: Blue Origin delays Artemis mission until at least 2025

Moon landing postponed Blue Origin delays Artemis mission until at

RTL>news> 14. November 2021 – 10:40 clock Artemis mission does not start 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

Carbon dioxide cold traps on the moon are confirmed for the first time

Journal Reference: Norbert Schorghofer, Jean‐Pierre Williams, Jose Martinez‐Camacho, David A. Paige, Matthew A. Siegler. Carbon Dioxide Cold Traps on the Moon. Geophysical Research Letters, 2021; 48 (20) DOI: 10.1029/2021GL095533 In the permanently shadowed regions at the poles of our moon, temperatures dip below those in the coldest areas of Pluto, allowing for carbon dioxide cold … 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

NASA postpones the return of astronauts to the Moon to 2025, “at the earliest”

NASA postpones the return of astronauts to the Moon to

NASA boss Bill Nelson on November 5, 2021, in Greenbelt, Maryland. OLIVIER DOULIERY / AFP The Moon will wait a little longer. The return of astronauts to lunar soil, as part of the American Artemis program, has been delayed from 2024 to 2025 ” as soon as possible “, announced Tuesday, November 9, NASA. The … Read more

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