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New video details NASA’s plan to return humans to the moon

May 25th, 2019 at 3:40 am » Comments Off

We Are Going There NASA is confident it’s going back to the Moon — and this time, it plans to stay there. On Tuesday, the agency released “We Are Going,” a new video narrated by Star Trek actor William Shatner. In the clip, NASA details precisely how it plans to send a crewed mission to […]

Jeff Bezos unveils a giant lunar lander that he says is ‘going to the moon’ and will help Blue Origin populate space

May 14th, 2019 at 10:48 am » Comments Off

  Jeff Bezos shows off Blue Origin’s lunar lander concept, called Blue Moon, in Washington, DC, on May 9, 2019. Dave Mosher/Business Insider Jeff Bezos, the billionaire founder of Amazon, unveiled on Thursday a giant lunar lander concept by his spaceflight company, Blue Origin. Called “Blue Moon,” the vehicle is designed to deliver a variety […]

Water found in samples from the surface of an asteroid

May 10th, 2019 at 1:33 am » Comments Off

  The Japanese space probe Hayabusa completed a sample return mission from the asteroid Itokawa. (CNN) — Scientists have made the first measurements of water in samples collected from the surface of an asteroid, according to a new study. The Japanese space probe Hayabusa completed a sample return mission from the asteroid Itokawa, retrieving 1,500 […]

Japanese spacecraft ‘bombs’ asteroid in scientific mission

April 21st, 2019 at 10:13 am » Comments Off

Artist’s impression of Hayabusa2 The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is working to confirm that its experiment to bomb the asteroid Ryugu was successful. Today at 11:36 am Japan time, JAXA’s unmanned Hayabusa2 deep space probe deployed the SCI (Small Carry-on Impactor), which is designed to blow a hole in the surface of Ryugu to […]

Japan just bombed an asteroid in our solar system, for science

April 13th, 2019 at 12:37 pm » Comments Off

  Japan’s space agency said it successfully dropped a small bomb on an asteroid on Friday as part of its mission to better understand the history of the Solar System. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) said its Hayabusa2 spacecraft detonated the copper explosive, also known as the Small Carry-on Inspector (SCI), on the Ryugu […]

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