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New Type of Moon Rocks Discovered

New Type of Moon Rocks Discovered

Scientists at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, have discovered a new type of moon rock thanks to the Moon Mineralogy Mapper instrument aboard the Indian Space Agency’s Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft. The imaging spectrometer took the first high resolution pictures of ...

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Waterless Concrete for the Moon

Waterless Concrete for the Moon

Dr. Houssam Toutanji, a professor at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, has recently published an article which deals with a concept of creating concrete structures on the lunar surface without the use of water. Since regular concrete requires water, ...

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NASA Tests Rover Concepts in Arizona

NASA Tests Rover Concepts in Arizona

NASA’s recent tests of the lunar rover have taken the vehicle to its limits. Since the moon has such a harsh environment, NASA is taking all the measures possible to make sure the new rover will be prepared, such as ...

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Armadillo Team Wins NASA’s Lunar Lander Challenge

Armadillo Team Wins NASA’s Lunar Lander Challenge

The “Armadillo Aerospace” team was declared the winner of Level One of the 2008 Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge, which took place at Las Cruces International Airport in New Mexico last Saturday. The winning team was led by non other ...

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Moon GPS System

Moon GPS System

Ron Li from Ohio State University has developed navigation software for the Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity. The navigation system, which could also help future astronauts find their way around the Moon, is not based on satellites; instead, the system ...

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NASA Crew Mobility Chassis

NASA Crew Mobility Chassis

NASA has recently experimented with a new concept for a lunar truck, called the Crew Mobility Chassis. The main feature of the new vehicle is its high mobility resulting from the use of six sets of dual wheels. This arrangement ...

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NASA to Test Lunar Habitat

NASA to Test Lunar Habitat

NASA and the National Science Foundation (NSF) are about to test an inflatable habitat in Antarctica starting January 2008. Its new architecture is supposedly strong enough to withstand the conditions on the moon; to test that, Antarctica’s frigid, harsh, isolated ...

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