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NASA Picks 11 Companies to Build Human Lunar Lander Prototypes

NASA has awarded contracts worth $45.5M combined to study and develop human lander prototypes in the next six months in support of its Artemis lunar exploration initiative. The space agency said Friday the companies will produce prototypes of a human landing platform with descent, ascent, transfer and refueling elements and shoulder at least 20 percent of the total development cost under the Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships Appendix E contracts.

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Virgin Galactic Conducts Second ‘SpaceShipTwo’ Suborbital Test Flight

Virgin Galactic launched its SpaceShipTwo spacecraft on Friday carrying four NASA-supported research payloads into suborbital space. NASA said Saturday the payloads aboard the second test flight are the Microgravity Multi-Phase Flow Experiment for Suborbital Testing from the agency’s Johnson Space Center; Vibration Isolation Platform from Controlled Dynamics; Collisions into Dust Experiment from the University of Central Florida in Orlando; and Electromagnetic Field Measurements from Johns Hopkins University.

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Report: AWS Eyes Space Market Entry

Amazon Web Services recently posted job openings for a data processing engineer and a product manager for space and satellite platforms, CNBC reported Wednesday. This Just In, a website that reports on AWS endeavors, discovered the cloud services provider’s listings that were removed for unknown reasons. The engineer would be tasked …

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Space and Aviation Industry Reps Press Congress for Regulatory Reform

Panelists representing the Air Line Pilots Association, United Launch Alliance, Blue Origin and SpaceX recently testified before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Aviation about the necessity of government regulatory reform in commercial space transportation. Teslarati reported Tuesday that the panelists identified two primary areas where timely …

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