Dynetics Completes Preliminary Design Review, as NASA Approaches HLS Down-Select

@Dynetics completes Preliminary Design Review (PDR), as NASA prepares to down-select its Human Landing System (HLS) candidates from 3 to 2 later this spring. […]

Falcon Heavy to Lift First Lunar Gateway Elements NET May 2024, NASA Announces

@SpaceX Falcon Heavy will launch the first elements of the lunar-orbiting Gateway no sooner than May 2024, NASA announced Tuesday. […]

Second Hot Fire Test NET 21 Feb, As Artemis-1 Booster Stacking Continues

As @NASA_SLS boosters continue to stack up at @NASAKennedy, teams at @NASAStennis target NET 21 Feb for second #GreenRun Core Stage Hot Fire Test. […]

National Team Blazes New Trail from Apollo to Human Landing System (HLS)

As @NASA prepares to land the next man and the first woman on the Moon by 2024, engineers, managers & astronauts came together Thursday to discuss America’s next giant leap. […]

We Shall Return: Remembering Apollo 17's Departure from the Moon, OTD in 1972

As NASA’s #ArtemisTeam prepares to return humans to the Moon, AmericaSpace looks back on the last time people were on the lunar surface, OTD in 1972. […]

Northrop Grumman Completes Critical Review for Gateway HALO Module

As @NorthropGrumman completes Preliminary Design Review (PDR) for #Gateway & #Artemis, the coming months will prove critical for the fledgling program. […]

'SCE to Aux': Remembering Apollo 12's Hair-Raising Launch, OTD in 1969

OTD in 1969, #Apollo12 astronauts Pete Conrad, Dick Gordon & Al Bean launched to the Moon. Then a thunderstorm got in their way. […]

Never A Better Dollar: Remembering Gemini XI, OTD in 1966 (Part 1)

As @NASA_SLS readies to send humans again beyond Earth orbit, AmericaSpace looks back at #GeminiXI in Sept 1966, which remains the highest non-lunar mission ever flown by humans. […]

Aerojet Rocketdyne Completes Propulsion Hardware for Artemis-2 Crewed Lunar Mission

@AerojetRdyne has completed its rocket engines & motors that will propel Artemis-2 & humans back to the Moon. […]

NASA Announces Contracts for VIPER Mission to Lunar South Pole

Artist’s concept of the four-wheeled VIPER rover at work at the lunar south pole. Much of its scientific instrumentation originates from the now-canceled Resource Prospector. Image Credit: NASA

NASA has selected Astrobotic Technology, Inc., of Pittsburgh, Penn., to launch its Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover (VIPER) mission, targeted to rise from Earth in 2023 […]