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NASA aiming to launch new lunar mission in Feb next year

WASHINGTON: NASA is aiming to launch its uncrewed lunar mission Artemis 1 in February next year, the first step in America’s plan to return humans to the Moon. The agency had initially hoped to launch the test flight by the

US watchdog rejects Blue Origin protest over NASA lunar contract

WASHINGTON: A US government watchdog has sided with NASA over its decision to pick a single lunar lander provider, rejecting a protest filed by Blue Origin and defense contractor Dynetics. The companies had challenged the $2.9 billion award to Elon

SpaceX accepts dogecoin as payment to launch lunar mission

SAN FRANCISCO: SpaceX will launch the “DOGE-1 Mission to the Moon” next year, with Elon Musk’s commercial rocket company accepting the meme-inspired cryptocurrency dogecoin as payment. “SpaceX launching satellite Doge-1 to the moon next year – Mission paid for in

NASA tells SpaceX to halt lunar lander work over contract challenges

WASHINGTON: US space agency NASA has told Elon Musk’s SpaceX to halt work under a contract it won to develop a lunar spacecraft, pending the outcome of challenges by rival bidders. NASA’s decision means SpaceX has to stop any work

Russia, China to collaborate on joint lunar space station

MOSCOW: Russia and China have agreed to build a lunar space station, as Moscow seeks to modernise its extraterrestrial might and catch up with the United States in the space race. Russia, which sent the first man into space during