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Artemis Accords Reach 40 Signatories as NASA Welcomes Lithuania
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A milestone was reached on Wednesday as Lithuania became the 40th nation to join NASA and the international coalition in pursuit of safer space exploration by signing the Artemis Accords. The ceremony took place at the Radisson Blu Lietuva hotel…

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NASA Tests Technology, Practices Artemis Moonwalks in Arizona Desert
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To prepare for exploring the Moon during NASA’s Artemis campaign, the agency is conducting a week-long field test in the lunar-like landscape of San Francisco Volcanic Field near Flagstaff, Arizona to practice moonwalk scenarios. NASA astronauts Kate Rubins and Andre…

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NASA Invites Media to Annual Lunabotics Competition
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Editor’s Note May 14, 2023: The contact information listed for reporters interested in attending the Lunabotics finals has been updated. NASA’s 2024 Lunabotics Challenge offers more than 40 college teams from across the country the chance to design, build, and…

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NASA’s New Mobile Launcher Stacks Up for Future Artemis Missions 
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The foundation is set at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida for launching crewed missions aboard the agency’s larger and more powerful SLS (Space Launch System) Block 1B rocket in support of Artemis IV and future missions. On May 9,…

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NASA Field Geology Training Prepares Artemis Mission Support Teams  
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NASA engineers, managers, and flight directors recently traded their cubicles and conference rooms for an ancient volcanic field in the northern Arizona desert to participate in a field geology course aimed at arming them with first-hand experience in what Artemis…

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I Am Artemis: Lauren Fisher
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NASA’s Lauren Fisher, lead engineer for the thermal protection systems on Artemis III’s LVSA, discusses how her unusual background in music performance and education makes her a stronger engineer.

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NASA Invites Media to Arizona Simulated Artemis Moonwalking Site  
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Media are invited to interact with the NASA team members practicing Artemis moonwalking operations Saturday, May 18, in the San Francisco Volcanic Fields near Flagstaff, Arizona. NASA’s in-person only event includes an opportunity to speak with subject matter experts and…

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Gateway: Forward Progress on Artemis IV
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The modules for NASA's Gateway space station are taking shape on the ground, with hardware fabrication of HALO (Habitation and Logistics Outpost) and Lunar I-Hab (Lunar International Habitation module) actively underway at a Thales Alenia Space industrial plant in Turin,…

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NASA Finds New Homes for Artemis Generation of ‘Moon Trees’ Across US
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After careful review of hundreds of applications, NASA has selected organizations from across the country to receive ‘Moon Tree’ seedlings that flew around the Moon on the agency’s Artemis I mission in 2022, to plant in their communities. Notifications to…

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NASA Announces 30th Human Exploration Rover Challenge Winners
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NASA announced the winners of the 30th Human Exploration Rover Challenge (HERC) April 22, with Parish Episcopal School, from Dallas, winning first place in the high school division, and the University of Alabama in Huntsville, capturing the college/university title. The…

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Work Underway on Large Cargo Landers for NASA’s Artemis Moon Missions
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Under NASA’s Artemis campaign, the agency and its partners will send large pieces of equipment to the lunar surface to enable long-term scientific exploration of the Moon for the benefit of all. NASA’s human landing system providers, SpaceX and Blue…

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Slovenia Signs Artemis Accords, Joins Pursuit of Safer Space
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NASA and Slovenia affirmed their cooperation in future space endeavors on Friday as Slovenia became the 39th country to sign the Artemis Accords. The signing certified Slovenia’s commitment to pursue safe and sustainable exploration of space for the benefit of…

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NASA Goddard to Build Quake Detector for Artemis III Moon Landing
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NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, will build a moonquake detector for astronauts to deploy on the Moon in 2026 during the Artemis III mission, which will return astronauts to the lunar surface for the first time in…

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NASA Embraces Sweden as Newest Member of Artemis Accords Family
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On Tuesday, April 16, NASA welcomed Sweden as the 38th country to sign the Artemis Accords and commit to peaceful and safe space exploration. Minister for Education Dr. Mats Persson signed the accords on behalf of Sweden at an event…

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NASA Welcomes Switzerland as Newest Artemis Accords Signatory
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Switzerland became the 37th country to sign the Artemis Accords at NASA Headquarters in Washington on Monday, April 15, affirming Switzerland’s commitment to the sustainable and beneficial use of space for all humankind. “Today, we marked a giant leap forward…

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NASA Invites Media to Switzerland Artemis Accords Signing Ceremony
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NASA will welcome Switzerland as the 37th country to sign the Artemis Accords during a ceremony at 11:30 a.m. EDT on Monday, April 15 at the agency’s headquarters in Washington. NASA Administrator Bill Nelson will host Swiss Federal Councillor Guy…

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NASA, Japan Advance Space Cooperation, Sign Agreement for Lunar Rover
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NASA Administrator Bill Nelson and Japan’s Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) Masahito Moriyama have signed an agreement to advance sustainable human exploration of the Moon. Japan will design, develop, and operate a pressurized rover for crewed…

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Media Invited to NASA’s Student Launch Challenge in Alabama
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NASA’s 2024 Student Launch challenge will bring students from colleges, universities, high schools, middle schools, and informal education groups to launch amateur rockets and payloads Saturday, April 13, starting at 8:30 a.m. CDT at Bragg Farms in Toney, Alabama, near…

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NASA Technology Helps Guard Against Lunar Dust
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Defeating dust may be a small concern for most people on Earth, but for astronauts and spacecraft destined for the Moon or Mars, it is a significant hazard that must be mitigated. That’s why researchers at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center…

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From NASA’s First Astronaut Class to Artemis II: The Importance of Military Jet Pilot Experience
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The Mercury 7 On April 9, 1959, reporters and news media crammed into the ballroom of the Dolley Madison House in Washington—the location of NASA Headquarters at that time—to learn the names of the first American astronauts who came to…

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NASA Selects Companies to Advance Moon Mobility for Artemis Missions
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NASA has selected Intuitive Machines, Lunar Outpost, and Venturi Astrolab to advance capabilities for a lunar terrain vehicle (LTV) that Artemis astronauts will use to travel around the lunar surface, conducting scientific research during the agency’s Artemis campaign at the Moon…

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A Home for Astronauts around the Moon
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The Gateway space station’s HALO (Habitation and Logistics Outpost) module, one of two of Gateway’s habitation elements where astronauts will live, conduct science, and prepare for lunar surface missions, is one step closer to launch following welding completion in Turin,…

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Artemis Children’s Books
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We are going! The NASA Artemis children’s book series will explore what it takes to get to deep space and the Moon. For NASA to get back to the Moon, it needs a special mega rocket! Hooray for SLS is…

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NASA VIPER Robotic Moon Rover Team Raises Its Mighty Mast
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NASA’s VIPER – short for the Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover – now stands taller and more capable than ever. And that’s thanks to its mast. VIPER’s mast, and the suite of instruments affixed to it, looks a lot like the rover’s…

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