NASA Selects Teams to Study Moon, Asteroids, Mars And More!


The video recordings are offered from the collection of Gary George, who was interning at the NASA Johnson Space Center in 1973. Soon after President Kennedy publicly stated the goal of sending Americans to the moon, NASA confessed that the chances of success were only about 50-50.

NASA's Science and Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directories will fund the researches $10.5 million annually, for a period of five years.

MoonRanger is a fast-moving rover that can move beyond the communication range of its lander upto one km. Under CLPS, NASA wants private spaceflight companies to fly both private and NASA-approved payloads to the Moon to study it and test new technologies.

And it could map out what is, perhaps, the moon's most valuable resource: water. The team also will model the radiation environments and related effects associated with space exploration.

RAC is aimed at determining how lunar regolith sticks to a range of materials during different phases of flight. Components of this experiment were derived from a commercial payload facility called Materials International Space Station Experiment (MISSE) now on the International Space Station.

Artemis on the Moon.

A technology demonstration for transferring samples from the lunar surface to containers or other instruments.

The Lunar Instrumentation for Subsurface Thermal Exploration with Rapidity (LISTER) is an instrument created to measure heat flow from the interior of the Moon.

LEXI will capture images of the interaction of solar wind with the Earth's magnetosphere.

The Next Generation Lunar Retroreflectors (NGLR) will serve as a target for lasers on Earth to precisely measure the Earth-Moon distance.

Thanks to a long-lasting orbiter, scientists have been able to create a detailed map of the surface of the moon, including the dark side, which never points toward earth.

"Data from L-CIRiS will help plan future lander, rover and astronaut missions by identifying hazardous rocks and determining the density of the lunar soil", Paul Hayne, who leads the development of the instrument, said in a statement. There's also a more targeted technology demonstration testing a radiation tolerant computer system to better understand how electronics will behave on the Moon's surface, unprotected by an atmosphere or magnetic field.