Daily Archives: 17.07.2021

New Maps Help Developers Plan Lunar Road Trip for VIPER’s Artemis Mission

As any seasoned road-tripper knows, to get the most out of an adventure, a good map helps. It’s no different for NASA’s first lunar robotic rover planned for delivery to the Moon in late 2023 to search for ice and other resources on and below the lunar surface. The Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover, or VIPER, is part of the agency’s Artemis program. Without a ...

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Blue Origin reveals fourth crew member for Bezos spaceflight

STORY WRITTEN FOR  & USED WITH PERMISSION Oliver Daemen, an 18-year-old Dutch student, will become the youngest person to fly in space. Credit: Blue Origin An 18-year-old Dutch student will join Jeff Bezos, his brother Mark and aviation pioneer Wally Funk next Tuesday when they blast off aboard the Amazon founder’s New Shepard rocket for its first sub-orbital flight to space ...

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What is Ireland getting from EU Recovery Fund?

Aerial photo of Dublin It is not often that the EU Commission President visits Ireland. Ursula von der Leyen’s flying visit today is for an important purpose – to mark Ireland’s involvement in NextGenerationEU – the EU’s pandemic economic and social recovery scheme. But what is the Recovery and Resilience Facility as it is known and how will Ireland benefit ...

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