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  • As Artemis Moves Forward, NASA Picks SpaceX to Land Next Americans on Moon
    on 16 April 2021 at 20:01

    NASA is getting ready to send astronauts to explore more of the Moon as part of the Artemis program, and the agency has selected SpaceX to continue development of the first commercial human lander that will safely carry the next two American astronauts to the lunar surface.

  • NASA Statement on Nomination of Pam Melroy for Agency Deputy Administrator
    on 16 April 2021 at 19:35

    The following is a statement from Acting NASA Administrator Steve Jurczyk on Friday’s announcement of the intended nomination by President Joe Biden of former NASA astronaut Pam Melroy to serve as the agency’s deputy administrator:

  • NASA Celebrates Earth Day by Showing How We Are #ConnectedByEarth
    on 16 April 2021 at 18:19

    NASA’s investment in space – both the unique Earth science conducted in orbit and the technology developed by living in space and exploring the solar system and universe – returns benefits every day, particularly when it comes to environmental issues.

  • NASA to Announce Selection of Human Lander for Artemis Moon Mission
    on 16 April 2021 at 16:17

    NASA will host a media teleconference at 4 p.m. EDT today, Friday, April 16, to announce the company or companies selected to move forward in developing a modern human landing system (HLS) that will carry the next two American astronauts to the surface of the Moon and pave the way for sustainable lunar exploration under the Artemis program.

  • This Week’s Sky at a Glance, April 16 – 24
    by Alan MacRobert on 16 April 2021 at 08:49

    The waxing Moon this week steps out of Taurus past Mars, across Gemini and Cancer, and into Leo. Sirius and Procyon remain in the southwest after dusk. Jupiter and Saturn shine in early dawn. The post This Week’s Sky at a Glance, April 16 – 24 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.