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Wacky Space Races: Two Remote Control Cars Developed by High-School Kids to Compete in the First-Ever Race Across Lunar Surface in 2021

Two remote control race cars will land for the first-ever race on the lunar surface in 2021. After eight weeks of qualifying by high-school students from all around the world, six teams of 5 members will compete to become the final two to race on the Moon. This competition also includes e-gaming, drone racing & […]

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Lunar Gateway Instruments to Improve Weather Forecasting for Artemis Astronauts

One of the first things people want to know before taking a trip is what the weather will be like wherever they are headed. For Artemis astronauts traveling on missions to the Moon, two space weather instrument suites, NASA’s HERMES and ESA’s ERSA, will provide an early forecast. Weather in this case means energized, subatomic particles and electromagnetic […]

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4G Network on Moon: Nokia Wins Contract of US $14.1 Million to Deploy 4G Cellular Network on Lunar Surface

San Francisco, Oct 18: NASA has awarded Nokia of the US $14.1 million to deploy a 4G cellular network on the moon. The grant is part of $370 million worth of contracts signed under NASA’s “Tipping Point” selections, meant to advance research and development for space exploration. “The system could support lunar surface communications at greater […]

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NASA Tipping Point Partnership with Blue Origin to Test Precision Lunar Landing Technologies

From the rim of Shackleton crater to permanently shadowed regions on the Moon, a NASA-developed sensor suite could allow robotic and crewed missions to land precisely on the lunar surface within half the distance of a football field. Technologies to enable exact and soft landings on the Moon and other worlds will fly on Blue Origin’s next New Shepard […]

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NASA Tipping Point Partnership with Blue Origin to Test Precision Lunar Landing Technologies

From the rim of Shackleton crater to permanently shadowed regions on the Moon, a NASA-developed sensor suite could allow robotic and crewed missions to land precisely on the lunar surface within half the distance of a football field. Technologies to enable exact and soft landings on the Moon and other worlds will fly on Blue Origin’s next New Shepard […]

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Technology Developed for Lunar Landings Makes Self-Driving Cars Safer on Earth

NASA is advancing a laser-based technology designed to help spacecraft land on a proverbial dime for missions to the Moon and Mars. The technology will undergo testing on upcoming suborbital rocket launches with Blue Origin on its New Shepard rocket and ride to the Moon on several commercial landers as part of the Artemis program. Simultaneously, companies are using […]

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New Gears Can Withstand Impact, Freezing Temperatures During Lunar Missions

Many exploration destinations in our solar system are frigid and require hardware that can withstand the extreme cold. During NASA’s Artemis missions, temperatures at the Moon’s South Pole will drop drastically during the lunar night. Farther into the solar system, on Jupiter’s moon Europa, temperatures never rise above -260 degrees Fahrenheit (-162 degrees Celsius) at the equator. […]