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Christopher K.
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The Artemis Mission

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Are we going back? It looks like it. Machinery is being put together, people are being trained. Let's just stay on track this time...please.

More information:
https://www.nasa.gov/artemis

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Friday at 8:40am CDT, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine (at the International Astronautical Congress) will give an update on the status of the Artemis plans. This update will be broadcast live on NASA-TV.

22 October Press Release:
https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa ... rn-to-moon

Artemis:
https://www.nasa.gov/specials/artemis/

NASA at IAC2019:
https://www.nasa.gov/agency/iac/2019

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Re: The Artemis Mission

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The Artemis Mission relies on the amazing and imaginative decision to place an outpost between the Earth and the Moon--called Gateway. It will act as a "studio apartment" stopover for astronauts to take brief trips (in reusable craft) down to the lunar surface. However, the Gateway will be much more isolated from the Earth's surface than the ISS. What about water?

A mechanical engineering professor at LSU, Manas Gartia, is working with his colleagues on the possibility of using space radiation to keep water potable and usable even after remaining stagnant for long periods of time. Dr. Gartia will present these ideas at the next public meeting of the Baton Rouge Astronomical Society, which takes place at HRPO on Monday 9 March, 7pm to 9pm. The general adult public is invited.

More information:
https://www.lsu.edu/eng/news/2019/09/ga ... nspace.php

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Re: The Artemis Mission

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There's no denying that the virus outbreak may alter the timeline of our return to the Moon, but we are going back! "Preparing America for Deep Space" is a program that won't let us forget that.

Here are the play times on NASA-TV...
Episode 1 = Friday 27 March at 12:30am, 5am, 11am, 4:30pm, 10:30pm
Episode 1 = Sunday 29 March at 6:30am, 11am, 10pm
Episode 2 = Saturday 28 March at 8:30am
Episode 3 = Friday 27 March at 3am, 7:30am, 2:30pm
Episode 3 = Sunday 29 March at 9am
All times are Central Daylight.

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Re: The Artemis Mission

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Tomorrow at noon Central Daylight, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine will announce the recipients of the awards for the new commercial lunar landers. These landers should bring the next man and the first woman to the Moon by 2024. This announcement will be broadcast live on NASA-TV...
https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa ... n-missions

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Re: The Artemis Mission

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Tomorrow at 9:30am CDT, NASA-TV will broadcast the launch of Blue Origin's New Shepherd spacecraft. This technology will assist the space agency in proving new plans to go to our Moon's Shackleton Crater.

More information:
https://www.nasa.gov/directorates/space ... nding_Tech

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