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NASA Announces Lunar ISRU Selections

NASA Selects Companies to Collect Lunar Resources for Artemis Demonstrations "Space resources will play a key role in NASA's Artemis program and future space exploration. The ability to extract and use extraterrestrial resources will ensure Artemis operations can be conducted safely and sustainably in support of establishing human lunar exploration....

NSF Video Of The Collapse Of The Arecibo Observatory

"This video, that starts with a view of the top of Tower 4, was taken from the vantage point of an Arecibo Observatory drone, utilized for monitoring the condition of Tower 4 support cables." More: Video Of The Collapse Of the Arecibo Observatory

Mars Ingenuity Makes Time's Best Inventions Of 2020 List

Time magazine's best inventions of 2020"Ready for Takeoff - NASA Ingenuity Helicopter " FYI @SciAstro @Dr_ThomasZ @JimBridenstine— NASA Watch (@NASAWatch) December 2, 2020

Orion Problems Threaten Artemis-1 Launch

Update on Orion Final Assembly and Transfer, NASA "While powering up the spacecraft to prepare for the pressurization of the crew module uprighting system, which ensures the capsule is oriented upward after splashdown, engineers identified an issue with a redundant channel in a power and data unit (PDU) on Orion's crew module adapter. The team is...

Chang'e-5 Has Landed On The Moon

Keith's note: I will be on CGTN at 2:04 pm EST and on Deutsche Welle just after 3:00 pm EST today to talk about the successful landing of China's Chang'e-5 spacecraft on the Moon this morning. CGTN Keith Cowing · CGTN Interview With NASA Watch: Chang'e-5 Lunar Landing DW Keith Cowing · Deutsche Welle Interview With NASAWatch: Chang'e-5 Lunar...

Arecibo Observatory Suffered More Damage Overnight

The instrument platform of the 305m telescope at Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico fell overnight. No injuries were reported. NSF is working with stakeholders to assess the situation. Our top priority is maintaining safety. NSF will release more details when they are confirmed.— National Science Foundation (@NSF) December...

Review: Moonbase-8 Only Gets 2 Stars

I binge watched #Moonbase8 on @Showtime so you don't have to. I've been to Devon Island 3x & #NASA Desert RATS 2x so there's a few chuckles for me. Otherwise: Meh. The basic premise barely lasts 6 episodes. Lots of @NASA logos (old & new) though. @SpaceX episode was the funniest.— NASA Watch (@NASAWatch) November 29,...

The Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act Turns 5 Today

#OTD in 2015 @BarackObama signed the Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act. The bill boosted the development of the commercial space industry by uniting legislation with breakthrough possibilities in space innovation.— Garrett Reisman (@astro_g_dogg) November 25, 2020

Transition Team Activities At NASA Are GO.

FYI Tom Cremins is the #NASA lead for interactions with the Biden Transition Team. Tom has done this before and always does a good job.— NASA Watch (@NASAWatch) November 24, 2020

National Space Council Superspreader Series Finale (Update)

Vice President Mike Pence to Convene Eighth Meeting of the National Space Council "The Eighth Meeting of the National Space Council will take place at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on December 9th, 2020 at 12:30 PM EST. The meeting will be chaired by Vice President Mike Pence. The meeting will be livestreamed here on NASA TV, and additional...

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