Pittsburgh’s ambassadors to space are ready to return America to the moon
Several private companies launching moon landers later this year from Florida will kick off a grand campaign to better understand our nearest neighbor, with big implications for when NASA returns humans to the moon in a few short years.
Space Curious: Pittsburgh’s ambassadors to space are ready to return America to the moon
Several private companies launching moon landers later this year from Florida will kick off a grand campaign to better understand our nearest neighbor with big implications for when NASA returns humans to the moon in a few short years. Both Astrobotic and Intuitive Machine are months away from launching the first American missions to land on the moon since 1972. The companies were both selected under NASA’s commercial lunar payload services, or CLIPS, program.
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At the halfway point in NASA's Artemis 1 mission, the unpiloted Orion moonship is chalking up a near-flawless flight, mission managers said Monday, beaming back spectacular images of Earth disappearing from view as it was eclipsed by the moon.
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