NASA spotted hopping liquid water on Moon’s surface

NASA spotted hopping liquid water on Moon’s surface

NASA has selected nine teams to study untouched moon samples brought back to Earth by the Apollo 15, 16 and 17 missions, which have been locked away in storage for the past 50 years.

Pieces of that Lunar Gateway were initially set to launch on an enhanced version of NASA's upcoming Space Launch System rocket, but the budget document suggests a delay in that enhanced SLS development and allows for some components to be launched by commercial rockets.

Zurbuchen shared a series of tweets highlighting what NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine had to say during the Monday announcement, which included the presentation of the 2020 budget for the space agency.

At present, Orion does not have the capability to dock with anything in orbit. Roger Wicker, R-Mississippi, the committee chairman, reminded Bridenstine.

Bridenstine noted this option might require more money from Congress.

So, is it time for a woman to walk on the Moon?

This path is a common refrain for Bridenstine, who as NASA administrator is tasked with executing the president's Space Policy Directive 1, which called for a renewed focus on human exploration, including a journey to the moon and eventually Mars.

Scientists explained how Lyman Alpha Mapping Project (LAMP) measurements of the layer of molecules temporarily stuck to the surface helped determine the moon's lunar hydration changes. If private rockets are used - and Bridenstine did not list preferences or mention any by name - the SLS would make its launch debut for NASA's second exploration mission by 2023.

According to Amanda Hendrix, a Planetary Science Institute senior scientist and lead author of the new paper, the existence of lunar water will be critical for future missions because this could cut the costs needed to launch a mission given that they would no longer need to carry or export such resource from Earth.

This first test flight originally was scheduled for this year.

Anne McCain and Christina Koch will jet off to the International Space Station (ISS) in two days.

All eyes have been on the partnership between SpaceX and NASA in recent weeks, with the successful launch, docking, and splashdown of the Crew Dragon spacecraft heightening the anticipation of NASA having its own crew-capable launch system ready for manned flight testing.

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