The head of NASA Jim Breidenstein said that the USA intends to get back to the moon and it will happen, according to him, very soon.
Almost 50 years after Neil Armstrong became the first human to step onto the surface of Earth's satellite, President Trump signed a mandate to send US astronauts back to the planetoid.
"We're going at high speed", said Zurbuchen.
Zurbuchen said Thursday that a mobile lunar laboratory remains one of NASA's goals for Moon exploration, though such a mission would likely be developed through a more traditional process.
Nasa has not said anything about the condition of the other instruments on board, which include a French-made seismometer to study Marsquakes and a German self-hammering mole to measure heat's escape from the planet. Maintaining a permanent human presence in lunar orbit will require a lot of support services that NASA can't handle on its own.
The announcement came just three days after NASA landed a spacecraft on Mars. The company has previously worked with NASA to develop Moon commercial cargo transporation capabilities and was the first private company authorized by the United States government to land on the Moon. That kind of public and private partnership is the future, according to NASA. SpaceX and Northrop Grumman, formerly Orbital ATK, have built space station shipments since 2012. Under President George W. Bush, companies were awarded contracts to fly cargo to the International Space Station.
"Today's announcement marks tangible progress in America's return to the Moon's surface to stay", NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine said in press conference. These contracts will be geared to filling the needs of NASA's Commercial Lunar Payload Services Program over the next ten years of its development.
Maston Space Systems: A Mojave-based company focused on reusable rocket technology and reliable planetary landers for the Earth, Moon, Mars, and beyond.
Most of the companies involved have never flown a spacecraft of this complexity and scale, and Bridenstine acknowledged that some of the CLPS missions will likely fail to achieve a "soft" landing on the lunar surface. The photo of McCandless floating by himself in the blackness of space, with the blue Earth in the background, is one of NASA's most iconic. Expectations should not exceed 50 percent, Zurbuchen stressed. "At the end of the day the risk is high, but the return is also very high for a low investment".
Pressed on whether Labour would again campaign to Remain, he said there would have to be a debate within the party. The ultimate gamble for the Prime Minister, who has to hope that voters will, via the ballot box, back her plan.
Real Madrid enters the contest level with Roma on nine points through four matches played but ahead on goal differential by two. The manager told us at half-time we needed to keep playing the way we know. "I'm very happy with how he played.
Mayfield acknowledged that the " fake " comment was directed at Jackson, but didn't explain why. " We've moved on ", he said. Mayfield also said there were things that happened behind the scenes with Jackson in Cleveland that people don't know about.
Judge Desmond Zaidan noted that the speed offence could lead to a fine of up to €2,000 and five penalty points. When speeding goes wrong, the consequences are catastrophic and lives change, there's no question about it.
The president also said other countries sending their cars to the us have been taking advantage of the situation for decades. But it later negotiated concessions from the union and reopened the plant to build the Chevrolet Sonic subcompact vehicle .
Nick was the first one to message Priyanka on Twitter saying, "I'm hearing from a few mutual friends that we should meet". The two are reportedly set to Wednesday this month in a pretty palace in Rajasthan, India in not one, but two ceremonies.
The top 10 causes of death , which account for 74 percent of mortality in the USA , remained the same between 2016 and 2017. Among the nation's 10 leading causes of death , only the cancer death rate fell in 2017, while 7 other causes increased.
This year's G20 summit is also grappling with how to handle the presence of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Finding common ground is in the interest of both China and the US , and would benefit the global economy.
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Now 'Daredevil' has been cancelled on Netflix too
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"This is also the first step toward the Moon in relation to Space Policy Directive-1". "We're gonna buy the service", he cheered. NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine hosted a press conference today to reveal the next phase of the agency's lunar ambitions.
New Zealand rescuers save six stranded whales
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