NASA Building Eight Research Teams To Study Moon, Asteroids

Eugene Cernan planting flag on Moon during Apollo

Eugene Cernan planting flag on Moon during Apollo

The development will take place in partnership with Carnegie Mellon University, according to Astrobotic, which received the contract under NASA's Lunar Surface and Instrumentation Technology Payload (LSITP) program.

A technology demonstration that aims to test a radiation-tolerant computing system.

These new payloads are a mix of old equipment that has flown before and new hardware.

In two weeks, NASA will celebrate the 50-year anniversary of their first Moon launch.

"Now we basically know every bump and wiggle and every little rock", said Michelle Thaller, assistant director for science communication at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center near Greenbelt, Maryland. It supports scientific and human exploration research at potential future human exploration destinations under the guiding philosophy that exploration and science enable each other. This team will use geophysical modeling and laboratory techniques to characterize the overall evolution, stability, and volatile content of the Moon and asteroid subsurfaces. Components of this experiment were derived from a commercial payload facility called Materials International Space Station Experiment (MISSE) now on the International Space Station.

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A flexible camera system for conducting lunar studies.

Artemis on the Moon.

An experiment that will use sound to study electric and magnetic fields to characterise the composition and structure of the Moon's mantle. There are a few looking at charged particles and radiation on the lunar surface, in order to better understand the lunar environment.

The Next Generation Lunar Retroreflectors (NGLR) will serve as a target for lasers on Earth to precisely measure the Earth-Moon distance. Its movements on the lunar surface will generate a map of the terrain it crosses over.

LuSEE will make comprehensive measurements of electromagnetic phenomena on the lunar surface. Faint traces of lunar dust appear on pages 19, 20, 21, 22, and parts of 23 as Armstrong and Aldrin's hands were in direct contact with lunar dust on the closed sample return containers.

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