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  1. bearnard97

    NASA is going to make 2 missions to Venus

    NASA announced Wednesday that it will send, not one, but two spacecraft to Venus this decade as part of its efforts to ramp up exploration of the closest planet to Earth. The decision was hailed by scientists who study Venus and have felt neglected by a space agency decidedly more interested in...
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    NASA and ESA’s Return to Venus

    Both Venus missions won out in the Discovery competition, results announced today. View: https://youtu.be/Rf-nOV9LCRM https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-selects-2-missions-to-study-lost-habitable-world-of-venus
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    Mike Collins has passed away... :(

    As said in the tin. Now Buzz Aldrin is all alone as the last Apollo 11 crew still standing. The way things go, no Apollo crew veteran will be left by 2024 to see a tentative return to the Moon...
  4. Grey Havoc

    Able-1 / Able-2 (Thor-Able moonshot project)

    From the ever interesting Scott Manley: View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iao41k81q90 Able-2 of course was later retroactively renamed to Pioneer 1.
  5. Grey Havoc

    Mighty Eagle robotic lunar lander testbed program

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aw8kRZEvh_s
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    1963 Grumman LEM

  7. VictorXL188

    NASA Morphing Wing

    Apologies if this is the wrong area for this, but I came across this model for sale on E Bay. It purports to be a NASA project for a Morphing wing, and was proposed in the early 2000s. Does anyone know any more about this project?
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    VIPER Lunar Rover

    ASTROBOTIC AWARDED $199.5 MILLION CONTRACT TO DELIVER NASA MOON ROVER JUNE 11, 2020 Astrobotic’s Griffin lunar lander to carry the NASA VIPER mission to the south pole of the Moon in 2023, as a precursor to a human landing Pittsburgh, PA – Astrobotic, the world’s leading lunar logistics service...
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    DART Mission

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    Artemis Moon Program

    Artemis is the overall NASA program aimed at re-establishing manned lunar exploration which includes the "lunar gateway". A human rated, reusable lander is being developed using the model of the commercial crew program. The schedule goal is to conduct the first, un-crewed landing in 2024...
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    NASA Hercules Landing Vehicle

    From NASA Systems Analysis And Concepts Division https://sacd.larc.nasa.gov/vab/vab-projects/hercules/ So let’s see, we got: -an escape capsule -an escape module within the escape capsule -a ballute decelerator -parachutes -deployable crush absorber -and retro rockets And the abandoned...
  12. Grey Havoc

    Apollo 11 - 50th Anniversary thread

    To start off with: https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/A-363-foot-projection-of-a-rocket-will-be-flashed-14088032.php Here's a few threads, old and otherwise, on subjects related to Apollo 11: https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/threads/astrorocket-saturn-derived-apollo-documents-sale.2991/...
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    NASA Opens International Space Station to New Commercial Opportunities, Private Astronauts

    NASA Opens International Space Station to New Commercial Opportunities, Private Astronauts NASA is opening the International Space Station for commercial business so U.S. industry innovation and ingenuity can accelerate a thriving commercial economy in low-Earth orbit. This move comes as NASA...
  14. ov-101

    The History of the American Space Shuttle by Dennis Jenkins

    The flight campaign for the American space shuttle began on April 12, 1981, with the launch of STS-1 from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, and ended on July 21, 2011, with wheels stop of STS-135. During the 30 years and 135 missions in between, the program experienced triumphs and tragedies...
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    SNAP (Systems for Nuclear, Auxiliary Power)

  16. Grey Havoc

    Lunar Gateway

    Previously known as the Deep Space Gateway (DSG) or Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway (LOP-G). https://www.yahoo.com/news/russia-throws-doubt-joint-lunar-space-station-u-105357218--finance.html http://www.moondaily.com/reports/Airbus_wins_ESA_studies_for_future_human_base_in_lunar_orbit_999.html
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    What I wrote of Columbia, Feb-Mar '03

    In 2003, I wrote in a white heat an essay on Columbia's loss, which took on the shuttle's history. I submitted this to "Harper's" and "The Atlantic," neither of which bought it. Unrevised save for the addition of photos, it can be found on my personal website here...
  18. Triton

    Grumman Horizontal Landing Logistics Spacecraft proposals

    Grumman Horizontal Landing Logistics Spacecraft proposals found on eBay. Source: http://www.ebay.com/itm/GRUMMAN-PROPOSALS-HORIZONTAL-LANDING-LOGISTICS-SPACECRAFT-REENTRY-VEHICLE-DESIGN-/132212492362?hash=item1ec87a884a:g:FUUAAOSwcB5ZMDzz
  19. sferrin

    NASA MLAS (escape system).

    Somehow I completely missed this. Never even heard of it before. http://www.nasa.gov/content/max-launch-abort-system-or-mlas-was-successfully-tested-at-nasas-wallops-flight-facility
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    Perseverance Rover

    NASA's Next Mars Rover Progresses Toward 2020 Launch http://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/news/whatsnew/index.cfm?FuseAction=ShowNews&NewsID=1922 http://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/multimedia/images/?ImageID=7909