Artemis Mission News
The Artemis programme’s aim is to establish a lasting human presence on the Moon with an orbiting space station known as Gateway and a base on the surface. Gateway would serve as a staging and refuelling station for a voyage to Mars that would take a minimum of several months
The giant Space Launch System rocket will make its maiden flight from Launch Complex 39B at Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Monday
Lunar experience on Earth: Watch NASA astronauts train in simulated moon-like conditions under water
The images were taken from a recent test held in the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory at NASA’s Johnson Space Centre where astronauts have been preparing for the upcoming Artemis mission
International Astronomical Union names crater on the Moon's South Pole after Arctic explorer Matthew Henson
The Henson Crater is in the same region where the Artemis program by NASA aims to land the next generation of lunar explorers.
The bidders said that the evaluation process was unfair and that NASA should award more than one contract when SpaceX won the human landing system contract worth $2.9 billion.
The finding is a blow in particular to Blue Origin, which was seen as the second strongest bid.
The ISS is coming to its natural end and is scheduled to be decommissioned after 2024 to leave place for the Lunar Gateway.
While SpaceX and Blue Origin benefit from their founders' ample financial resources, they compete for contracts with US military or space agencies.
Blue Origin's bid double the price of SpaceX’s but NASA re-negotiated the price with SpaceX and didn't do it with the other teams
Flying to the moon on NASA-launched Orion capsule astronauts will transfer to Starship in lunar orbit for the ride down and back.
Less than a minute into a recent test, the SLS engine experienced a 'major component failure' – a considerable setback in the rocket's developmental timeline.
he first woman and the next man to walk on the moon will come from this bunch of astronauts from who only half have even gone to space.
The winners were picked on the basis of the loo's capabilities, its technical maturity, safety and overall innovation factor.
The contest began on 25 June and the winner will get $35,000 in total prizes along with public recognition and a winner's certificate.
The three companies will develop, build and fly the landers and the contract for the initial 10-month period is $967 million.
The Dragon XL spacecraft will carry research supplies that will help future astronauts on the moon collect lunar samples.
They can go on any manned mission and will join the ranks of about 500 people who have been to space.
After 2 years of basic astronaut training, the new batch is ready to train at the ISS and for the Artemis program after graduating 10 January 2020.
NASA wants to return to the moon with the Artemis mission and they are building a smaller version of the ISS to orbit the moon.
The Artemis mission will also feature an unpressurized rover for astronauts to move around faster in.