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Read this wonderfully surreal webcomic about intergalactic orgasms and the moon landing.

This is one of the things where you go "What the fuck did I just read and why am I feeling so incredibly moved by it." It's by Mads Horwath, who has also worked as a cartoonist for the New Yorker and . — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Comics, News, Funny, Webcomics, Cartoons, Cartoonists, Aliens, The moon, Conspiracy Theories, Moon Landing, Surreal, Web Comics, To The Moon, Mads Horwath


Great explainer on how to land on the moon

Smarter Every Day announced a series on going to the moon, and the first intallment looks at the logistics and engineering problems that had to be solved to make it work: We're going back to the moon, and we're going to need to train Astronauts how to land. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, News, Engineering, Space Exploration, Spacecraft, Moon Landing


NASA is paying a company $1 - spread over 3 instalments - to collect rocks from the moon's south pole

Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto via Getty Images NASA is paying Colorado start-up Lunar Outpost $1 to collect rocks and dust from the moon. On Thursday, the agency announced the four winning bidders for its first lunar material contracts. The companies have to collect small samples of lunar soil and share information on its location with NASA. NASA asked for bids between $15,000 and $25,000, but approved the $1 bid because Lunar Outpost was already planning to collect lunar material. Visit Busi...
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NASA is paying a company $1 - spread over 3 installments - to collect rocks from the moon's south pole

Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto via Getty Images NASA is paying Colorado start-up Lunar Outpost $1 to collect rocks and dust from the moon. On Thursday, the agency announced the four winning bidders for its first lunar material contracts. The companies have to collect small samples of lunar soil and share information on its location with NASA. NASA asked for bids between $15,000 and $25,000, but approved the $1 bid because Lunar Outpost was already planning to collect lunar material. Visit Busi...
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NASA report casts doubt on achieving moon landing by 2024

NASA says it will be unlikely to achieve its hoped-for moon landing by 2024, with funding issues, rising costs, and schedule delays all impacting the mission.
Tags: Space, News, Trends, Nasa, Moon, Moon Landing, Breaking Twitter


Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin just launched NASA's new moon-landing technologies into space

The New Shepard booster lands after the vehicle's fifth flight, May 2, 2019. Blue Origin Blue Origin, the rocket company owned by Jeff Bezos, just launched a test flight to try out new moon-landing technologies for NASA. NASA developed high-precision sensors, software, and a new computer to help spacecraft land in rocky or shadowy areas of the moon or Mars. It paid Blue Origin $3 million to test those new technologies. The landing systems delivered the company's New Shepard rocket boos...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Moon, Space Exploration, Mars, Jeff Bezos, Rocket Launch, Griffin, Blue Origin, Moon Landing, Carson, West Texas, Johnson Space Center


Jeff Bezos' rocket company, Blue Origin, is about to launch a rocket into space to test NASA's new moon-landing technologies

The New Shepard booster lands after the vehicle's fifth flight, May 2, 2019. Blue Origin Blue Origin, the rocket company owned by Jeff Bezos, is about to launch a test flight to try out new moon-landing technologies for NASA. NASA developed high-precision sensors, software, and a new computer to help spacecraft land in rocky or shadowy areas of the moon or Mars. It paid Blue Origin $3 million to test those new technologies. If they work as planned, the landing systems should deliver th...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Moon, Space Exploration, Mars, Jeff Bezos, Rocket Launch, Griffin, Artemis, Blue Origin, Moon Landing, Carson, National Team


NASA just unveiled its step-by-step plan to land astronauts on the moon via the Artemis program — then build a lunar base

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine speaks at a briefing on the Artemis lunar exploration program, September 11, 2019, in Washington, DC. NASA/Aubrey Gemignani NASA just unveiled its first full plan for its Artemis program, a series of missions to return people to the moon for the first time since 1972. The program would launch an uncrewed mission around the moon in 2021, followed by a crewed moon flyby in 2023, then a lunar landing in 2024. The plan also calls for NASA and other agencies t...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Science, News, Congress, Washington, Senate, Russia, Trends, Nasa, Earth, House Of Representatives, Orion, Mars, Artemis, South Pole


NASA Finally Puts a Price Tag on 2024 Moon Landing

NASA revealed new details about the Artemis moon landing program yesterday, including a detailed budget, project timelines, and an ambitious plan to build a permanent base at the lunar south pole.Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Moon, Artemis, Moon Landing, Lunar Missions


Moonbase 8 Sees Fred Armisen, Tim Heidecker, and John C. Reilly Hilariously Try to Get to the Moon

Getting to the moon is no joke. That is, unless you’re a trio of washed-up has-beens living in the desert trying to prove to NASA that you’re worthy of making the trip.Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Showtime, Tim Heidecker, Fred Armisen, Moon Landing, John C Reilly, Moon Base, Moonbase 8, Fred Armisen Tim Heidecker


NASA Is Soliciting Bids to Bring Capitalism to the Moon

Mankind’s quest to really fuck up the Moon is taking another step. NASA has filed a “request for quotations” for any company willing to scrape the lunar surface for the first off-world sale of space resources, in a sort of baby step towards Moon Capitalism.Read more...
Tags: Space, Science, Technology, Nasa, Capitalism, Moon, Lunar Exploration, Moon Landing, Moon Base, Lunar Landing, Lets Fuck That Moon Up


NASA's Human Spaceflight Chief Resigns Days Before Critical SpaceX Launch Over Unspecified 'Mistake'

NASA’s associate administrator for the human exploration and operations mission directorate, Doug Loverro, has abruptly and unexpectedly resigned—after just seven months in that role and just over a week before the first manned test of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule.Read more...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Science, Technology, Nasa, Moon, Donald Trump, Spaceflight, Artemis, Moon Landing, Crew Dragon, Space Launch System, SLS, Jim Bridenstine, Lunar Landing, Doug Loverro


RocketLab tests new hyperCurie engine that will power its deep space delivery vehicle

Rocket Lab is already in the testing phase for a new engine it’s building to propel its forthcoming Photon Lunar spacecraft, according to CEO and founder Peter Beck . Beck shared an image of the engine, called hyperCurie, undergoing tests conducted by the company’s propellant team. HyperCurie, as its name implies, is an evolution of the Curie engine that currently powers the third stage of the Electron rocket that Rocket Lab uses for its missions, as well as the Photon satellite bus. The...
Tags: TC, Space, Science, Beck, Tech, Ceo, Nasa, Mars, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Spacecraft, Moon Landing, Outer Space, Curie, Electron, Rocket Lab


Trump administration is drafting plans for corporate moon mining

Moonward Expansion has always been the inevitable future of the map-making Western world. And now that unsustainable extraction of natural resources is closer than ever to reality. As Reuters reports, the Trump administration has begun drafting the Artemis Accords (named after NASA's moon program and definitely not the kind of thing a comic book supervillain would come up with) to strategize internationals drilling and colonization efforts on our lunar neighbor: The Trump administration and othe...
Tags: Post, News, B-side, Nasa, Moon, Middle East, Mars, The moon, Artemis, Trump, Reuters, Moon Landing, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Space Mining, Moon Mining, To The Moon


NASA Will Pick One of These Three Astronaut Lander Concepts for 2024 Moon Mission

As NASA prepares to return humans to the Moon in 2024, the space agency has decided to take the private route, selecting three U.S. companies to develop an astronaut landing system.Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Nasa, Space Exploration, Jeff Bezos, Artemis, Blue Origin, Moon Landing, Dynetics, Lunar Landers


This NASA joystick used during lunar orbit just sold for $56,000

In 1969, astronaut Richard Gordon used this hand controller to steer the Apollo 12 command and service module Yankee Clipper around the moon while his colleagues frolicked on the lunar surface. The controller, complete with trigger switch, just sold at auction for $56,000. I hope the buyer is using it to mod a vintage Lunar Lander arcade machine. From the RR Auction "Space and Aviation Auction": ...Measuring 2.75″ x 4.75″ x 2.5″ overall, with affixed “Class III, Not For Flight” label ...
Tags: Post, News, Nasa, Astronauts, Videogames, Moon Landing, Controllers, Gordon, Richard Gordon, Joysticks


Apollo 13 Is a Dramatic Reminder Why Rushing Back to the Moon Is a Mistake

The Apollo program was a stunning technological feat, but, on the 50th anniversary of Apollo 13, we’re reminded of the tremendous risks involved and why the U.S. shouldn’t return humans to the Moon in haste.Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Orion, The moon, Apollo, Artemis, Moon Landing, Space Launch System, SLS, Apollo 13


Prototype thrusters designed for use on the Moon undergo key hot-fire testing

NASA’s renewed efforts to return to the Moon may be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, but work still proceeds on a number of projects related to the effort, including a series of hot-fire test of thrusters designed by NASA and partner Frontier Aerospace. These tests, more than 60 in total performed over the course of just 10 days, were performed under conditions designed to simulate what it would be like to use them in space, and provided key information that could lead to the verification of t...
Tags: TC, Space, Hardware, Tech, Nasa, Flight, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Artemis, Spacecraft, Moon Landing, Outer Space, Peregrine, Astrobotic Technology, Astrobotic, Lunar Lander


Covid-19 Means NASA's Moon Mission Might Have to Wait

Effective immediately, NASA is halting the production and testing of its next-gen rocket and crew module in response to the covid-19 pandemic. The space agency wants to use both pieces of hardware in 2024, when it hopes to land American astronauts to the Moon—a target date that now appears to be in serious jeopardy.Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Space Exploration, Artemis, Pandemics, Moon Landing, Covid 19


NASA reveals the payloads for the first commercial Moon cargo deliveries

NASA has finalized the payloads for its first cargo deliveries scheduled to be carried by commercial lunar landers, vehicles created by companies the agency selected to take part in its Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) program. In total, there are 16 different payloads, which consist of a number of difference science experiments and technology experiments, that will be carried by landers built by Astrobotic and Intuitive Machines. Both of these landers are scheduled to launch next year, ...
Tags: Energy, TC, Space, Spacex, Florida, California, Alabama, Tech, Nasa, Esa, Moon, European Space Agency, Orion, Electricity, Mars, Lockheed Martin


NASA red number prints of the 1969 moon landing are up for auction, starting at $50

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission when astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong set their feet on the Moon’s surface. If you’d like to own your own piece of the historic moment, now you can. Original NASA red number prints are available for auction at Sotheby’s, some of them starting […] The post NASA red number prints of the 1969 moon landing are up for auction, starting at $50 appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Space, News, Nasa, Auction, Space Exploration, Neil Armstrong, Apollo 11, Moon Landing, Sotheby, Buzz Aldrin


Photographer recreates moon landing photos with LEGO and practical effects

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission. On 20 July 1969 astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong set their feet on the surface of the Moon. And in 2019, many people have paid them a tribute in all sorts of ways. Hungarian photographer Lampert Benedek did it too, in his recognizable […] The post Photographer recreates moon landing photos with LEGO and practical effects appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Inspiration, Lego, Practical Effects, Neil Armstrong, Toy Photography, Apollo 11, Moon Landing, Buzz Aldrin, Lampert Benedek


Check Out NASA's Look for the Next Lunar Landing

With NASA’s new line of spacesuits, its next crew of lunar bound astronauts likely won’t look much different from Neil Armstrong et al. while hopping around on the Moon. They’ll be a hell of a lot more comfortable while taking that “one small step for man,” though.Read more...
Tags: Space, Science, Nasa, Moon, Space Exploration, Neil Armstrong, Moon Landing


Fantastic marching band tribute to the Apollo 11 moon landing

In celebration of this year's 50th anniversary of the first humans on the moon, the Ohio State Marching Band staged this wonderful performance on Saturday.
Tags: Video, Space, Music, News, Nasa, Ohio, Moon Landing, Marching Bands


Moon Rocks Chocolate Bar

Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, Seattle Chocolate and The Museum of Flight concocted an out-of-this-world bar. Featuring a delightfully rich and creamy milk chocolate truffle base and popping rock candy, it’s a playful treat that’s drenched in nostalgia—right down to the Jessica Allen-designed packaging.
Tags: Food, Space, Design, Nasa, Moon, Moon Landing, Seattle Chocolate, Candy Bars, Chocolate Bars, The Museum of Flight


I Wish Lego's Beautifully Detailed Moon Landing Set Also Included More Accurate Looking Astronauts

July marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission which successfully landed two astronauts on the moon, and Lego is one of countless companies hoping to cash in on the accomplishment with a new 1,087-piece set that recreates the Lunar Lander with an impressive amount of detailing. But I’m a little disappointed…Read more...
Tags: Toys, Space, Science, Nasa, Lego, Moon, Apollo, Collectibles, Apollo 11, Moon Landing


Remember the summer of 1969? NASA wants to hear memories of the moon landing

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing and to celebrate, NASA is launching an audio project called Apollo Stories which invites the public to submit their memories about the time of the landing. The post Remember the summer of 1969? NASA wants to hear memories of the moon landing appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Nasa, Moon, Oral History, Apollo 11, Moon Landing, Emerging Tech


Remember the summer of ’69? NASA wants to hear your memories of the moon landing

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing and to celebrate, NASA is launching an audio project called Apollo Stories which invites the public to submit their memories about the time of the landing. The post Remember the summer of ’69? NASA wants to hear your memories of the moon landing appeared first on Digital Trends.
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SOM unveils designs for first-ever human settlement on the moon

Just a few months ahead of the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) released designs for the first full-time human habitat on the lunar surface. Created in collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the conceptual settlement — dubbed the “Moon Village” — outlines ways humans could live in an otherwise uninhabitable setting through self-sufficient means. Envisioned with a series of inflatable...
Tags: Space, Design, Mit, Esa, Gallery, Moon, European Space Agency, Solar Energy, Mars, Carousel Showcase, South Pole, Moon Landing, Modular Design, Som, European Space Agency ESA, Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT


After its first attempt botched the landing, SpaceIL commits to second Beresheet lunar mission

The minds behind Israel’s SpaceIL attempted lunar landing convened today to begin planning for a second lunar mission. In an announcement yesterday, the chairman of SpaceIL, Morris Kahn, said that the leaders of the group behind the Beresheet launch would begin meeting to find a new group of donors for another run at a lunar landing. The dream goes on! Morris Kahn just announced the launching of Beresheet 2.0 #Beresheet2.0 #IsraeltotheMoon pic.twitter.com/fHlo3jeQ4W — Israel To The Moon (@...
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