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ESA opens plant that turns moondust into oxygen

Sponsored Links ESA–A. Conigili If humans are going to have a long-term presence on the Moon, they’re going to need breathable air and rocket fuel — and the ESA might just have a way to create both using the Moon itself. The agency is running a prototype plant that converts moondust (currently simulated, of course) …

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Searching for Synthetix: Which Token Will Be Next Year’s 50x Winner?

</header> <strong>If you bought synthetix (SNX) this time last year, you don’t need to read these words. You’re already rich after your moon bag lived up to its billing and pulled a 50x. Despite the era of undiscovered gems tapering off in 2018, there’s still a handful of tokens that achieve the impossible each year, …

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India’s lunar lander crashed within 500 meters of its target

Sponsored Links ASSOCIATED PRESS In September, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) lost contact with its Vikram lander as it was making its descent to the lunar surface. If you were one of the people who guessed that Vikram crashed, you are correct. In a report to lawmakers, ISRO has confirmed that Vikram did indeed …

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Boeing’s lunar lander pitch promises ‘fastest path’ to the moon

Sponsored Links Boeing Boeing wants to make one of the Artemis program lunar landers that will take humans to the surface of the moon. The aerospace company has submitted a proposal to NASA for an integrated Human Lander System (HLS), which it says will be designed to reach the moon in the “fewest steps” possible. …

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NASA demos spacesuits for its Moon and Mars missions

Sponsored Links NASA Today, NASA revealed the two spacesuits that it will use for its Project Artemis. It shared a video of a spacesuit engineer wearing a bulky, red-white-and-blue suit that will be used for work on the Moon and another spacesuit engineer rocking a thinner, orange suit. The latter is what the crew will …

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NASA wants to send nuclear rockets to the Moon and Mars

Enlarge / Nuclear rockets could be used to cut the travel time to Mars in half. NASA Just north of the Tennessee River near Huntsville, Alabama, there’s a six-story rocket test stand in a small clearing of loblolly pines. It’s here, in a secluded corner of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, that the US Army …

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Diana, a Blockchain ‘Lunar Registry,’ Attempts to Tokenize the Moon

In honor of Neil Armstrong’s “small step,” one company is taking a “giant leap” for blockchain. On the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, Diana, a blockchain startup, is launching a “lunar registry” that attempts to place the lunar surface on a distributed ledger. The project is offering collective ownership of Earth’s only …

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Neil Armstrong’s Buzz Aldrin photo is unparalleled in art

Sponsored Links Few would deny that Neil Armstrong’s shot of fellow astronaut Buzz Aldrin is one of the most famous and compelling photos ever taken. What makes it so iconic? Of course, he had access to a place that only 11 other human beings have been, but there’s more to it than that. The photo …

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Watch India launch a historic Moon mission starting at 5PM ET

Sponsored Links Pallava Bagla/Corbis via Getty Images India is on the cusp of making space exploration history in more ways than one, and you might get to watch it first-hand. ISRO is livestreaming the launch of Chandrayaan-2, its second uncrewed mission to the Moon, starting at 5PM Eastern (liftoff is expected at 5:21PM Eastern). The …

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China’s rover finds mysterious minerals on the far side of the moon

Sponsored Links China Global Television Network Early this year, China’s Chang’e-4 lunar lander made history when it became the first spacecraft to touch down on the far side of the moon. Now, according to a study published in Nature, the lander’s rover, Yutu-2, may have detected the first signs of lunar mantle material. If the …

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