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August 26 – September 1, 2019 / Vol 38, No 34 / Hawai’i Island, USA

23 Aug 2019, 20:19 UTC
August 26 – September 1, 2019 / Vol 38, No 34 / Hawai’i Island, USA
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Artemis Human Lunar Lander Planned To Send First Woman To Moon Assisted By Commercial Space
At 6th meeting of USA National Space Council, VP Mike Pence continues plans for next man and first woman on lunar South Pole in 2024. NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, headed by Jody Singer (L), will be in charge of Artemis lunar lander with substantial work done at Johnson Space Center in Houston. NASA Chief Bridenstine points to Artemis crew ascent stage, Gateway, spacesuits, and other projects assigned to JSC. Artemis lander will be managed by Lisa Watson-Morgan (R) from Alabama. Michoud Assembly Facility (MAF) in New Orleans, managed by Marshall, is assembling the Orion spacecraft and Space Launch System. Astrobotic, a Commercial Lunar Payload Services Provider, selects ULA Vulcan Centaur also chosen by Sierra Nevada Corporation for the Dream Chaser. The ULA facility in Alabama will transition from Atlas and Delta production. Vulcan Centaur will launch Astrobotic Peregrine lander (LL) on the first mission for both in 2021, first USA lunar landing since 1972. Houston CLPS provider Intuitive Machines (LR) also plans landing in 2021 using SpaceX booster. NASA solicitation is due Aug 22 for companies to land larger payloads with contract awards expected ...

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