NASA Announces New Partnerships for Commercial Lunar Payload Delivery Services

NASA Announces New Partnerships for Commercial Lunar Payload Delivery Services

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Nine U.S. companies now are eligible to bid on NASA delivery services to the lunar surface through Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) contracts, as one of the first steps toward long-term scientific study and human exploration of the Moon and eventually Mars.

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NASA Provides Live Coverage of Spacecraft Arrival at Asteroid That May Have Answers to the Origin of our Solar System

NASA Provides Live Coverage of Spacecraft Arrival at Asteroid That May Have Answers to the Origin of our Solar System

asteroid Bennu
This “super-resolution” view of asteroid Bennu was created using eight images obtained by NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft on Oct. 29, 2018, from a distance of about 205 miles (330 kilometers).
Credits: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona

NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft is scheduled to rendezvous with its targeted asteroid, Bennu, on Monday, Dec. 3 at approximately noon EST.

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NASA Television to Air Launch of Next Space Station Resupply Mission

NASA Television to Air Launch of Next Space Station Resupply Mission

A two-stage SpaceX Falcon 9 launch vehicle lifts off from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida
A two-stage SpaceX Falcon 9 launch vehicle lifts off from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on June 29, 2018. SpaceX is targeting 1:38 p.m. EST Tuesday, Dec. 4, for the launch of its 16th resupply mission to the International Space Station.
Credits: NASA

NASA commercial cargo provider SpaceX is targeting 1:38 p.m. EST Tuesday, Dec. 4, for the launch of its 16th resupply mission to the International Space Station. Live coverage will begin on NASA Television and the agency’s website Monday, Dec. 3, with prelaunch events.

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NASA TV to Air Next International Space Station Crew Launch, Docking

NASA TV to Air Next International Space Station Crew Launch, Docking

In the Integration Facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 58 crew members Anne McClain of NASA (left),
In the Integration Facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 58 crew members Anne McClain of NASA (left), Oleg Kononenko of Roscosmos (center) and David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency (right) pose for pictures Nov. 20 in front of their Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft.
Credits: NASA/Victor Zelentsov

Three space travelers, including two astronauts on their first flight, are scheduled to launch to the International Space Station on Monday, Dec. 3 for a six-and-a-half month mission. Live coverage will air on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

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Boeing, Air Lease Corp., Deliver Cayman Airways’ First 737 MAX

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Carrier modernizes its fleet with new fuel efficient, longer-range 737 MAX 8 airplanes

Four airplanes to be secured through leading airplane lessor Air Lease Corporation

SEATTLE, Nov. 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Air Lease Corp. [NYSE: AL; “ALC”] today delivered the first 737 MAX 8 for Cayman Airways. The first 737 MAX to enter service in the Caribbean marks the beginning of the airline’s plans to modernize its fleet and expand its network.

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Lockheed Martin Earns Seven ENERGY STAR Certifications, Three LEED Silver Ratings

BETHESDA, Md., Nov. 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ENERGY STAR® certification for superior energy performance on seven buildings, and U.S. Green Building Council LEED Silver ratings on three buildings over the last twelve months. The company is an official ENERGY STAR partner.

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Lockheed Martin Secures U.S. Army Exoskeleton Development Agreement

The U.S. Army's Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center awarded Lockheed Martin a $6.9 million contract to enhance the ONYX™ exoskeleton for future soldier demonstrations. ONYX is a powered, lower-body exoskeleton with artificial intelligence technology that augments human strength and endurance.

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) received a $6.9 million award from the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center (NSRDEC) to enhance the ONYX™ exoskeleton for future soldier demonstrations. ONYX is a powered, lower-body exoskeleton with artificial intelligence (AI) technology that augments human strength and endurance.

Lockheed Martin Selected for NASA’s Commercial Lunar Lander Payload Services Contract

This rendering of Lockheed Martin’s McCandless Lunar Lander shows a notional large payload, and commonality with the proven InSight and Phoenix Mars landers.

Only Company to Build Four Successful Mars Landers will Offer Commercial Lunar Payload Deliveries

DENVER, Nov. 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) will apply its expertise in interplanetary spacecraft to a new program designed to deliver commercial payloads to the surface of the Moon. NASA announced today they have selected Lockheed Martin’s McCandless Lunar Lander to provide payload delivery services as part of the agency’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) contract.