Sunday, 17 November, 2019

Boeing proposes lunar lander with fastest path to Moon — NASA Artemis mission

Boeing’s Starliner performing the abort pad test on November 4 Boeing’s Starliner performing the abort pad test on November 4
Sandra Phillips | 08 November, 2019, 07:39

Kathy Lueders, NASA's Commercial Crew Program manager said "Tests like this one are crucial to help us make sure the systems are as safe as possible". This is one example of the technological developments that are enabling a new generation to conduct new science on Apollo samples. Most of those samples, which were gathered by 12 astronauts on six moon-landing missions, have been the subjects of past and present studies. While majority have already been studied, NASA has kept many in storage to be opened over time as technology continues to advance.

NASA noted the second sample will only be opened once scientists are sure they can capture the moon gases inside the container once it's unsealed.

"The findings from these samples will provide NASA new insights into the Moon, including the history of impacts on the lunar surface, how landslides occur on the lunar surface, and how the Moon's crust has evolved over time".

The techniques that NASA scientists now have access to include non-destructive 3D imaging, mass spectrometry (scanning using ionised atoms or molecules), and ultra-high resolution microtomy (cutting samples up into ultra-thin slices) - in other words, we can study these rocks in much more detail. "Our scientific technologies have vastly improved in the past 50 years and scientists have an opportunity to analyze these samples in ways not previously possible".

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High-tech analysis was even involved in the opening of the sample. The X-Ray Computed Microtomography scan above was taken in 2019 at the University of Texas at Austin. The sample was then removed from the tube and divided into quarter-inch segments for examination of the various layers of the core. It can dock with the Gateway lunar orbiter or directly with NASA's Orion to eliminate the need for an additional spacecraft, both on time to meet the 2024 mandate.

The opened sample, 73002, along with sample 73001, which will be opened in January, contained dust and rock collected in a 4-centimeter-wide, 2-foot-long tube. Once removed, it will be processed in a glovebox and shared with scientific teams selected for the ANGSA research. The new monthly bill is intended as a additional expansive see of space policy, and it encompasses the Trump administration's Artemis Method to land human beings on the Moon. It's also worth mentioning that the company was formerly known as Grumman Aircraft before merging with Northrop Corporation - they helped build the original Apollo lunar lander.

The fragment could answer questions about the moon and other solar bodies. Together they are the first untouched Apollo moon rock samples to be opened since the 1970s. He is actively involved in UNM's science team. Instead, the legislation urges NASA to "collaborate with commercial and worldwide partners to establish lunar exploration by 2028" - which had been NASA's plan until April.

This is noteworthy mainly because, while Vice President Mike Pence has talked about a lunar foundation, some officials within just NASA have adopted a touch-and-go strategy toward the Moon, as if it were being a box to be checked on the way to Mars.

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