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Lightweight Crane Technology Could Find a Home on the Moon

Like a Swiss Army knife, there’s not a whole lot NASA’s Lightweight Surface Manipulation System (LSMS) technology can’t do. This lightweight robotic crane is comprised of a structurally efficient truss frame with cable actuation, and mimics the movement of a human arm, but with a much longer reach. It is scalable to fit any sized lander, vehicle, or surface application and ...

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SpaceX 10th Cargo Mission Falcon 9 Launch Successful, Rendezvous with International Space Station Tomorrow

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket launched the Dragon spacecraft on Sunday to deliver cargo to the International Space Station for NASA, its 10th mission and this time it has chosen the historic NASA Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center is historic as its roots date back to the early 1960s for Moon Missions. Built for ...

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RS-25: NASA Tests Next Generation Rocket Engine for Mars

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NASA has successfully conducted a 9-minute-long test of the RS-25 engine as part of the 7-test series of the engine for its next-generation megarocket that will take astronauts to asteroids, Mars and other deep-space missions. The RS-25 engine at Stennis Space Center in Mississippi, with four RS-25s will power the core stage of the Space Launch System (SLS) megarocket that ...

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44 Years Ago Today Apollo 14 Touched Down on Moon

On Feb. 5. 1971, the Apollo 14 crew module landed on the moon with Captain Alan Bartlett Shepard, Jr. (USN), commander; Major Stuart Allen Roosa (USAF), command module pilot; and Commander Edgar Dean Mitchell (USN), lunar module pilot, said NASA. NASA Released a photo that shows Shepard stands by the Modular Equipment Transporter (MET), a cart for carrying around tools, ...

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Russia Considering Sending New Space Station Replacing ISS ?

Chinese news agency Xinhua said a new Russian-made space station would soon be sent to space orbiting the world in the next few years, replacing the joint mission International Space Station (ISS) that is currently in space. Quoting Denis Lyskov, deputy chief of Roscosmos, Russia’s space agency, the report said the Russian agency is exploring ways to develop a new ...

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