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Scientists scramble to build payload for 2021 moon landing

July 2, 2019

From Berkeley News: Scavenging spare parts and grabbing off-the-shelf hardware, University of California, Berkeley, space scientists are in a sprint to build scientific instruments that will land on the moon in a mere two years. NASA announced yesterday that it has selected 12 scientific payloads to fly aboard three lunar...

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NASA Selects 12 New Lunar Science, Technology Investigations

July 1, 2019

From NASA Release 19-053: NASA has selected 12 new science and technology payloads that will help us study the Moon and explore more of its surface as part of the agency’s Artemis lunar program. These investigations and demonstrations will help the agency send astronauts to the Moon by 2024 as...

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Heading Back to the Moon (This Time, For Good)

June 28, 2019

From the Coloradan Alumni Magazine: On Dec. 13, 1972, Apollo 17 astronaut Eugene Cernan stepped off the surface of the moon and onto a ladder leading up the Challenger lunar module. “We leave as we came,” he’d proclaimed a moment earlier, “and, God willing, as we shall return, with peace...

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Colorado Public Radio, Colorado Matters Podcast - CU scientist is shaping the new U.S. plan to go to the Moon

May 15, 2019

Colorado Public Radio, Colorado Matters Podcast: Denver voters decriminalized psychedelic mushrooms—now what? Then, homelessness is an issue in Denver's mayoral runoff. Next, a CU scientist is shaping the new U.S. plan to go to the moon. Plus, Dixie Rinehart designed space gloves. Also, Chinese tariffs could impact agriculture. Then, recalling...

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For Artemis Mission to Moon, NASA Seeks to Add Billions to Budget

May 13, 2019

From The New York Times: NASA officials on Monday evening unveiled an updated budget request to Congress, seeking more than $1 billion in additional funding in what they called a down payment to accelerate the return of astronauts to the moon by 2024. Jim Bridenstine, NASA’s administrator, also said that...

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American is ready to explore

May 6, 2019

From SpaceNews: Commentary by Jack Burns - At the recent National Space Council meeting, U.S. Vice President Pence challenged the nation to begin exploring space again with a human mission to the moon’s south pole by 2024. Public-private-academic partnerships will help us accelerate a new lunar program. Such successful collaborations...

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The Race to Develop the Moon - For science, profit, and pride, China, the U.S., and private companies are hunting for resources on the lunar surface.

April 29, 2019

From The New Yorker: In January, the China National Space Administration landed a spacecraft on the far side of the moon, the side we can’t see from Earth. Chang’e-4 was named for a goddess in Chinese mythology, who lives on the moon for reasons connected to her husband’s problematic immortality...

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Beyond Earth: How humans will tackle the next generation of space travel

April 23, 2019

From CU Boulder Today and Brainwaves: Before humans venture farther into space, we have big questions to answer. When and where will we go? How will our bodies handle those harsh environments? How will we interact with life we find there? Experts weigh in on those questions in this episode...

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Moon, Mars, and Beyond - What's Next for Human Space Exploration and is it worth it?

April 1, 2019

From The Coalition for Deep Space Exploration: Please join the Coalition for Deep Space Exploration for "Ask Me Anything" event with experts on the future of Human Space Exploration. Read more...

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Boulder scientist endorses White House bid for U.S. astronauts to moon by 2024

March 26, 2019

From the Daily Camera: Vice President Mike Pence, chair of the National Space Council, on Tuesday called for a landing of American astronauts at the south pole of the moon by 2024. The pledge by Pence, which he said carried the backing of President Donald Trump, came at the fifth...