NASA opens the moon capsule after almost 50 years

NASA scientists have opened a pristine rock and soil sample from the moon returned to Earth from the mission Apollo 17, an event that never happened in over 40 years, that is the opening of the capsule containing a pristine rock sample e regolith of the Apollo era. The American Space Agency has decided to let its researchers exercise in view of future missions, especially for the Artemis project, which will culminate with the sending of a crew to our satellite. read more

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NASA, Boeing proposes its lander for the Moon

There NASA plans to bring the man back to the moon with the Artemis program e Boeing would like to create one of the landers that will be used during the mission. The aerospace company allegedly presented the proposal for an integrated Human Lander System (HLS), designed to be "the fastest way" to reach the lunar surface. read more

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NASA InSight, "mole" rejected by the soil of Mars

Mars it is a hostile planet. Not only with regards to habitability, but also for studies conducted on it. The lander InSight of the NASA he struggled to sink a temperature probe under the surface of the planet and, despite the fact that in the last two weeks it seemed that the mission was proceeding at full speed, something still unknown made it get out of the ground. read more

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NASA, VIPER rover to look for water on the Moon

Before bringing the man back to the moon, the NASA will send a golf cart-sized robot to the South Pole Basin-Aitken, right where the Artemis mission crew will land. The machine, called Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover o VIPER, will look for water ice in the region and collect some samples to help researchers understand if our natural satellite has enough water to support future missions and inhabitants. read more

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NASA, success for the spacewalk in pink

There NASA marked history last Friday with the first all-female spacewalk, led by American astronauts Christina Koch is Jessica Meir. It was the fourth spacewalk for the Koch and the first for the Meir.

The seven-hour mission led to the replacement of a damaged battery element on the International Space Station, which returned "power capacity for station operations and ongoing research" and for future trips with crew on the Moon (and on Mars). Donald Trump himself connected with the Space Station from the White House to congratulate the astronauts: read more

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NASA, the ICON satellite will study the ionosphere

The satellite ICON (Ionospheric Connection Explorer) of the NASA is finally in orbit after years of postponements and postponements of the launch. It was transported by a Northrop Grumman plane and a Northrop Grumman Pegasus XL rocket at an altitude of nearly 12 kilometers and on the evening of October 10 it was "dropped" into orbit: since then it has deployed its solar panels, starting the his mission. read more

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NASA, Curiosity discovers traces of lakes on Mars

The Red Planet in the distant past was wet from salt lakes and the traces of this discovery have been found by the NASA rover Curiosity. This information comes from a study published in the journal Nature Geoscience by a research group of the California Institute of Technology coordinated by William Rapin. read more

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