The payloads mark the agency’s first selections from its Payloads and Research Investigations on the

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NASA Selects New Science Investigations for Future Moon Deliveries

The payloads mark the agency’s first selections from its Payloads and Research Investigations on the Surface of the Moon (PRISM) call for proposals.

“These selections add to our robust pipeline of science payloads and investigations to be delivered to the Moon through CLPS,” said Joel Kearns, deputy associate administrator for exploration in NASA’s Science Mission Directorate. “With each new PRISM selection, we will build on our capabilities to enable bigger and better science and prove technology which will help pave the way for returning astronauts to the Moon through Artemis.”


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NASA selects 3 scientific investigation payloads to head to the lunar surface

Three scientific investigation payload suites looking to teach us more back here on Earth about our “nearest neighbor” have officially been selected by NASA.

The agency says the decision was a part of its future plans for multiple commercial deliveries to the Moon’s surface annually.’

All three investigations will get a ride to the lunar surface through the Artemis program’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services initiative.’

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The first is a joint lander and rover payload suite that NASA says will be delivered to one of the most “distinctive and enigmatic natural features on the Moon” — Reiner Gamma.’


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Firefly selects SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket to launch NASA

Firefly Aerospace has selected SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket to launch the company’s first commercial lunar lander mission in 2023 with 10 NASA-sponsored research payloads.

The Blue Ghost lander, which Firefly will build at its Texas manufacturing center, will aim for landing in the’Mare Crisium region on the near side of the moon. NASA awarded Firefly a $93.3 million contract in February for the Blue Ghost mission, the sixth lunar lander flight in the agency’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services program.

The CLPS landers will be robotic precursors for future human explorers flying to the moon as part of NASA’s Artemis program.

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NASA Is Officially Headed Back to Venus

NASA announced today that it has selected two new missions to Venus,’Earth’s closest planetary neighbor.

The goals of the missions, named DAVINCI+ (Deep Atmosphere Venus Investigation of Noble gases, Chemistry, and Imaging) and VERITAS (Venus Emissivity, Radio Science, InSAR, Topography, and Spectroscopy), are to gain a deeper understanding into how Venus turned into the hell hole it is today ‘ despite sharing plenty of other qualities with Earth.


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NASA Hack Space: August 2012

“Space Florida, the State’s spaceport authority and aerospace economic development organization, and NanoRacks, LLC, have announced a partnership to host the Space Florida International Space Station (ISS) Research Competition. As part of this program, NanoRacks will provide up to eight Payload Box Units (NanoLabs) that will fly payloads to the ISS, with scientific research that will be conducted on board the U.S. National Lab. Space Florida will cover the costs of research payload transportation to the ISS for the eight winning applicants.

“Microflow is a miniaturized version of a flow cytometer (a common research or clinical laboratory instrument used for a range of bioanalysis and clinical diagnoses). Microflow can spot cells and biological molecules rapidly by using optical fibre-optic technology to detect them in a sample of liquid as they pass single-file in front of a laser–all within 10 minutes. Different detectors positioned at the point where the stream meets the laser can analyse the physical and chemical properties of molecules or cells in the sample. Unlike most current flow cytometers (which are used only in labs because they can weigh hundreds of pounds and take up as much space as three laser printers and an espresso machine), Microflow weighs less than 10 kg and takes up about the same space as a toaster. Microflow’s small size and light-weight make it ideally suited for use in space, since it costs much more to launch heavier objects into space, and bulky objects are more difficult to stow aboard sleek spacecraft and the ISS.” More

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