NASA Finally Puts a Price Tag on 2024 Moon Landing

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NASA revealed new details about the Artemis moon landing program yesterday, including a detailed budget, project timelines, and an ambitious plan to build a permanent base at the lunar south pole.

NASA is crowdsourcing lunar toilet ideas ahead of 2024 return to the Moon

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NASA’s Artemis program intends to put “the first woman and the next man” on the Moon by 2024. That may seem far off but in actuality, it’s just around the corner and there is still a wealth of preparation that needs to be carried out before it can happen

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Check Out NASA's New Toy: A Full-Scale Replica of Blue Origin’s Lunar Lander

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A team led by Blue Origin has delivered a full-scale mockup of the lunar lander that could carry NASA astronauts to the Moon in 2024. blue origin nasa artemis program lunar landers science

Master some of the most popular programming languages for just $40

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alone will have one million open computing jobs by 2024, but less than 400,000 people with the skills to fill them. TL;DR: Dive into the coding world with The Software Developer Certification Bundle for just $39.96 as of June 11. If the coronavirus has you on the hunt for a new career, allow us to point you towards one that is highly in demand, highly paid, and highly impressive: coding.

Nokia to build a 4G network on the moon

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The unlikely-sounding scenario is part of NASA's Artemis' program, which aims to put the next man and first woman on the lunar surface in 2024.

Gartner Top Strategic Predictions for 2020 and Beyond

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By 2024, the World Health Organization will identify online shopping as an addictive disorder as millions abuse digital commerce and encounter financial stress. By 2024, AI identification of emotions will influence more than half of the online advertisements you see. For example, Allstate’s Drivewise and State Farm’s HiRoad programs track driver behavior in exchange for higher (i.e.

'Lunar Loo' challenge asks people to help astronauts poop on the Moon

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NASA expects to return humans to the celestial orb in 2024 as part of the Artemis program. NASA’s Human Landing System (HLS) program wants to improve upon the space bathroom options already used at the International Space Station with a next-gen design that's smaller and more efficient. There's 51 days left to design a NASA toilet fit for Moon-traveling astronauts.

The Apple car, briefly explained

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The Apple car, if there is one, could be on the road by 2024. Reuters reports that Apple is planning to start production of its own line of electric cars with pioneering battery technology in 2024. Apple, led by CEO Tim Cook, might finally be ready to produce its own line of cars.

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Jeff Bezos shows off Blue Origin’s BE-7 engine — and makes a bold prediction

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This week, the test program kicked off a new series of tests. A single BE-7 will power the descent stage for the Blue Moon lander, which is part of the stack for the human landing system being proposed for NASA’s use in its Artemis moon program.

Blue Origin and its partners deliver a lunar lander mock-up for NASA to try out

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Testing this engineering mock-up for crew interaction is a step toward making this historic mission real,” Brent Sherwood, Blue Origin’s vice president of advanced development programs, said in a news release.

NASA’s new head of human spaceflight says SpaceX’s Dragon is in good shape

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Lueders was selected to become NASA’s head of human spaceflight last week , after shepherding the Crew Dragon mission as the manager of the space agency’s commercial crew program. Now she’ll oversee the space station program and the development of NASA’s Orion deep-space capsule and Space Launch System rocket, as well as the commercial space taxis built by SpaceX and Boeing.

NASA picks Astrobotic to deliver its VIPER rover to lunar south pole for nearly $200M

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In a statement , NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said VIPER will provide a “big boost” for the Artemis program to start sending astronauts to the moon by as early as 2024. NASA has awarded a $199.5 million contract to Pittsburgh-based Astrobotic to deliver its VIPER rover to the moon’s south pole in 2023, marking one more not-so-small step for the commercialization of lunar exploration.

Days before landmark launch, NASA?s head of human spaceflight quits due to ?mistake?

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Loverro became NASA’s associate administrator for human exploration and operations last December, and was playing a leading role in NASA’s Artemis moon program as well as preparations for next week’s launch of a SpaceX Crew Dragon mission to the International Space Station. Loverro told The Washington Post that his departure had nothing to do with the commercial crew program, which involves SpaceX as well as Boeing.

Blue Origin’s team turns in its moon landing proposal — and provides a sneak peek

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This week’s submission of the Blue Origin-led team’s so-called Option A proposal marks a critical step in NASA’s process to select the commercial ventures that will build the human landing system (or systems) for its Artemis moon program.

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Exclusive: Apple held talks with EV startup Canoo in 2020

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News of Apple’s interest in Canoo comes as Reuters reports that the tech company is negotiating with Hyundai to make a self-driving electric vehicle as early as 2024. Image: Canoo.

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NASA agrees to purchase moon rocks for $1 in a deal that may involve Blue Origin

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NASA astronauts could conceivably pick up the samples as early as 2024, when the first crew of the Artemis moon program is due to land near the moon’s south pole. An artist’s conception shows the uncrewed cargo version of Blue Origin’s Blue Moon lunar lander.

NASA touts lunar landing tech, and Blue Origin says there’ll be a flight test ‘soon’

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Now another timeline is looming large: NASA’s Artemis program is aiming to land astronauts on the moon by as early as 2024, and the lander being developed by Blue Origin and its partners could play a key role in those lunar missions.

NASA lays out the ?Artemis Accords? for international cooperation on moon trips

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NASA today unveiled a list of 10 principles for a set of bilateral international agreements for participation in the moon exploration program known as Artemis. The Artemis Accords would apply to missions aimed at sending astronauts to the lunar surface beginning as early as 2024. NASA has been discussing international participation in the Artemis moon program for months. An artist’s conception shows astronauts conducting a mission on the moon. NASA Illustration).

Funding efforts aim to help get students online and bridge the digital divide amid pandemic

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Last year, Washington lawmakers set a goal of having statewide broadband access by 2024 and created a dedicated broadband office within the Department of Commerce to tackle the problem. Patty Murray recently sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) asking its commissioner to apply its E-Rate program to residential sites. Thousand of students in Washington are still struggling to connect to online learning. BigStock Photo).

Back to real school? University of Washington to blend small in-person classes with online learning

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What’s more, the class of 2024 is poised to be “our largest freshman class ever,” Cauce said. “Because a number of places like our hospitals, like housing and food services, like our study abroad programs that are based on — in essence — user fees, have already experienced very significant budget shortfalls that we are in the process of managing.”

Crew Dragon?s astronauts give their SpaceX spaceship a storied name: Endeavour

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Here are a few other tidbits from the Crew Dragon’s launch day: During a post-launch news briefing, Kathy Lueders, NASA’s program manager for commercial crew noted that Hurley and Behnken have been nicknamed the Dads. SpaceX is receiving $135 million from NASA to support the first phase of Starship’s development as a potential lunar lander, to be used on NASA Artemis missions by as early as 2024.

Space Perspective reboots vision of flying passengers to stratosphere on a balloon

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Some of the plan’s details are still up in the air, so to speak, but Poynter said passenger flights are pegged to begin around 2024. And although the first passengers won’t be boarding until several years from now, Space Perspective already has a partner for those flights: Space for Humanity , a nonprofit group that’s working on space research missions as well as a citizen astronaut program.

T-Mobile tries to ease up California’s requirements for allowing the Sprint merger to go through

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T-Mobile argues that the 2024 date from CPUC was a placeholder used in 2018 — when the negotiations first started — for the promise that T-Mobile would roll out its network in six years from the closing of the deal. T-Mobile says that it agrees to testing from the FCC and the California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF), but CPUC’s conditions would have added a third testing program run by CalSpeed, which T-Mobile claims would be “unnecessarily duplicative.”.

Two Washington state women join ‘Artemis Team’ to go on NASA’s moon missions

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NASA’s plan calls for sending an Artemis crew to the moon’s south polar region in 2024, although that date might slip. He said that more astronauts – from NASA and from the space programs of partner nations – would be added as the program progressed.

Satellite warfare could spark a new kind of ‘mutually assured destruction’

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When it comes to future space exploration, NASA’s Artemis program to put astronauts on the moon looms largest on the horizon. The Trump administration has pressed NASA to execute the program’s first crewed landing by 2024, but Cantwell said that deadline might slip. Hitting the 2024 deadline “would require an enormous amount of resources.” Satellite constellations are becoming increasingly important for military communications.

California makes zero-emission trucks and vans mandatory by 2045

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It’s the first rule of its kind in the United States, and it follows California’s 2018 decision to mandate that transit agencies purchase all-electric buses starting in 2029, as well as its long-standing Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) program for passenger cars and trucks. Smaller sales requirements go into effect as early as 2024. Photo by David McNew/Getty Images.

NASA chief points to SpaceX crewed launch as a unifying moment for America

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The commercial crew program, meanwhile, got up to speed during the Obama administration. “I will reiterate that the human spaceflight program under President Trump has really blossomed. He noted that she worked with NASA last August to promote the Artemis program, which aims to send astronauts to the lunar surface by as early as 2024. “This space program that we have in this country unites people, period,” he said.

Watch the countdown to SpaceX?s historic launch of NASA?s first Dragon riders

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Hurley was the pilot on the shuttle Atlantis’ mission to the space station in 2011, which closed out the 30-year shuttle program. NASA has been spending tens of billions of dollars to build an Orion deep-space capsule as well as a heavy-lift rocket called the Space Launch System to send astronauts to the lunar surface by as early as 2024.

Weather forces delay for SpaceX?s historic launch of NASA?s first Dragon riders to the space station

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Hurley was the pilot on the shuttle Atlantis’ mission to the space station in 2011, which closed out the 30-year shuttle program. NASA has been spending tens of billions of dollars to build an Orion deep-space capsule as well as a heavy-lift rocket called the Space Launch System to send astronauts to the lunar surface by as early as 2024.

The massive Twitter hack could be a global security crisis

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Israeli 2009 Stuxnet attack , which destroyed centrifuges that Iran used to enrich uranium gas for its nuclear program. Facebook’s goal is to have 50 percent of its workforce be from an underrepresented background by 2024. Illustration by Grayson Blackmon / The Verge. You can’t say you didn’t see it coming.