Biden backs Artemis moon program; watchdog says it’ll cost $86 billion
SpaceX wins contract to launch first pieces of NASA’s Gateway lunar outpost
Canadian astronaut to join NASA’s first crewed Artemis mission around the moon
NASA names 18 astronauts for Artemis moon missions
International Space Station offers ‘blueprint’ for exploration, first crew says
Bill Shepherd, a former Navy SEAL-turned astronaut who arrived at the International Space Station 20 years ago Monday to begin the continuous occupancy of the orbiting research outpost, says the experience gained by NASA and its global partners over the last two decades provides a blueprint for missions to the moon, Mars, and beyond.
Russia’s space agency unlikely to join NASA-led lunar program
NASA lays out $28 billion plan to return astronauts to the moon in 2024
NASA officials released a nearly five-year, $28 billion plan Monday to return astronauts to the surface of the moon before the end of 2024, but the agency’s administrator said the “aggressive” timeline set by the Trump administration last year hinges on Congress approving $3.2 billion in the next few months to kick-start development of new human-rated lunar landers.
NASA signs Gateway habitat design contract with Northrop Grumman
NASA has signed a $187 million contract with Northrop Grumman to complete the preliminary design of a pressurized crew habitat for the planned Gateway mini-space station near the moon, and agency officials have discussed new details about plans to launch first two Gateway modules on a single heavy-lift rocket.