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  1. #170
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    The Value of the Moon
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuhK9a8ipOQ

    Wernher von Braun explains the possibility to reach the Moon. "Man and the Moon", Dec. 28, 1955
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXIDFx74aSY

    Hakuto moon rover gets $90 million funding
    https://www.nextbigfuture.com/2018/0...n-funding.html

    Google Lunar XPRIZE competitor Team HAKUTO raises $90.2 million, most ever for an XPRIZE team
    https://www.xprize.org/prizes/google...ises-usd-90-2m


    Perils in space funding: India's first private Moon mission aborted
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    The aborted plan of Team Indus to land a spacecraft and rover on the moon by March after it failed to mobilise funds to hire a rocket from Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) shows that investors are still wary of funding space start-ups in the country.

    While Team Indus had backing from Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani, Tata Group doyen Ratan Tata and Flipkart founders Sachin and Binny Bansal, the Bengaluru-start-up could not even muster half of the Rs 4.5 billion it required for the mission to the moon.

    https://www.business-standard.com/ar...0900337_1.html


    Team Indus exits the Google Lunar X-Prize competition
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    India’s competitor for the the Google Lunar X-Prize, Team Indus, has exited the competition because it could not raise the funds needed to buy a launch on an Indian PSLV rocket.

    It is unclear how this will effect Japan’s team, Hakuto, which was going to fly on the same rocket, mounted to the Team Indus lander. I suspect that their effort is over as well.

    https://behindtheblack.com/behind-th...e-competition/


    Is the Google Lunar X Prize Kaput?
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    It appears highly likely that the decade-old Google Lunar X Prize will end on March 31 without a winner following reports out of India that Team Indus has pulled out of the race.

    http://www.parabolicarc.com/2018/01/...r-prize-kaput/


    Is the Google Lunar X-Prize dead?
    https://behindtheblack.com/behind-th...-x-prize-dead/


    Possible Lava Tube Skylights Discovered Near the North Pole of the Moon
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    11 January 2018, Mountain View, CA –The SETI Institute and the Mars Institute announced today the discovery of small pits in a large crater near the North Pole of the Moon, which may be entrances to an underground network of lava tubes. The pits were identified through analysis of imaging data from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO). If water ice is present, these potential lava tube entrances or “skylights” might allow future explorers easier access to subsurface ice, and therefore water, than if they had to excavate the gritty ice-rich “regolith” (surface rubble) at the actual lunar poles.

    https://www.seti.org/possible-lava-t...orth-pole-moon


    SETI Institute finds lunar lava tubes that could provide easy access to water ice
    https://www.nextbigfuture.com/2018/0...water-ice.html


    Space Escape: Flying A Chair To Lunar Orbit
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    In the early days of the Apollo program, there were plans to launch two Saturn V rockets for every moon landing, one topped with a command module and three astronauts, the other one containing an unmanned ‘LM Truck’. This second vehicle would land on the moon with all the supplies and shelter for a 14-day mission. There would be a pressurized lunar rover weighing thousands of pounds. This wouldn’t exactly be a Lunar colony, instead, it would be more like a small cabin in the Arctic used as a scientific outpost. Astronauts and scientists would land, spend two weeks researching and exploring, and return to Earth with hundreds of pounds of samples.

    With this, as with all Apollo landings, came a risk. What would happen if the ascent engine didn’t light? Apart from a beautiful speech written by William Safire, there was nothing concrete for astronauts consigned to the deepest of the deep. Later in the Apollo program, there was a plan for real hardware to bring stranded astronauts home. This was the Lunar Escape System (LESS), basically two chairs mounted to a rocket engine.

    While the LESS was never built, several studies were completed in late 1970 by North American Rockwell detailing the hardware that would return two astronauts from the surface of the moon. It involved siphoning fuel from a stricken Lunar Module, flying to orbit with no computer or really any instrumentation at all, and performing a rendezvous with an orbiting Command Module in less than one Lunar orbit.


    https://hackaday.com/2018/01/19/spac...o-lunar-orbit/
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    Test. Testing, 1,2,3.

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    T minus is this really going to happen?

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?time_con...3G5klp5JXWhNiA
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    Trump budget aims to kick-start lunar exploration, cancels space telescope
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    Artist’s concept of NASA’s proposed deep space station near the moon. Credit: NASA
    https://mk0spaceflightnoa02a.kinstac...picture1_3.jpg

    The White House’s $19.9 billion NASA budget outline released Monday would continue development of NASA’s heavy-lift Space Launch System rocket and Orion crew capsule and begin the deployment of a mini-space station around the moon as soon as 2022, but the proposal would cancel WFIRST, a flagship-class astronomy mission planned for launch in the mid-2020s.

    The funding request submitted to Congress on Monday calls for $10.5 billion in fiscal year 2019, which begins Oct. 1, to prepare for human exploration of the moon as a stepping stone toward eventual missions to Mars and deeper into the solar system.

    https://spaceflightnow.com/2018/02/1...ace-telescope/


    Moon Village Assn
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    https://twitter.com/hashtag/MoonVill...rc=twsrc%5Etfw

    Moon Village Association
    https://moonvillageassociation.org/

    Have We Lost the Moon?
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    There was real excitement in the lunar community last fall when Vice President Mike Pence announced, during a meeting of the reconstituted National Space Council, that the next step in human spaceflight would be our return to the Moon. Advocates for this direction felt enormous relief; at last, reason had returned to the strategic planning of NASA’s human program – a program stalled for the last decade, merely marking time. True enough, the new Orion spacecraft is being built and the new SLS launch system development continues; but with only one boilerplate flight of same (and that launched on an existing Delta-IV Heavy, not the SLS), many felt certain the Orion program was trapped in development hell.

    The space policy directive put forth by the new Administration, one of returning to the Moon’s surface, was long overdue. It appeared that despite programmatic delays, a return to the Moon was back in the cards. But six months later, that direction, along with all of our earlier optimism, is now in question.

    http://www.spudislunarresources.com/...lost-the-moon/


    NASA Kills Lunar-Resources Mission Despite Push to Return to the Moon
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    NASA has canceled a mission to assay the resources that may be available to humans on the moon, even though President Donald Trump's administration made it a priority to send humans back there, according to media reports.

    The Resource Prospector mission would have sent a rover to the moon's polar regions to learn about water and other deposits on and just beneath the lunar surface. Scientists have sent an open letter to new NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, urging him not to shut down the agency's only current moon mission, which has already been in development for four years, according to a report by The Verge.

    The Resource Prospector mission consisted of a lander and a solar-powered rover equipped with a drill. The rover would have scouted the lunar surface, digging up soil for analysis. Scientists know that water ice exists on the moon, but the Resource Prospector would have provided scientists with a more complete understanding of these deposits.

    https://www.space.com/40431-nasa-can...rospector.html


    NASA clarifies the Lunar Resource Prospector situation
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    The day before, the space exploration community was roiled by the news that the Lunar Resource Prospector, a long developed mission to send a rover to one of the moon’s poles, had been canceled. The decision seemed to be somewhat at odds with President Donald Trump’s mandate for NASA to return astronauts to the lunar surface. However, the space agency’s administrator Jim Bridenstine took to Twitter to try to clarify what was really going on in context of the overall plans for lunar exploration.

    https://us.blastingnews.com/news/201...002535227.html


    Trump administration cancels lunar rover mission
    https://behindtheblack.com/behind-th...rover-mission/


    NASA cancels lunar rover, shifts focus to commercial moon landers
    https://spaceflightnow.com/2018/05/0...-moon-landers/


    Arch Mission Foundation Partners with Astrobotic to Launch Historic Lunar Library
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    PITTSBURGH, Pa. (Astrobotic PR) — The Arch Mission Foundation and Astrobotic today announced a partnership to land the Lunar Library™ on Astrobotic’s first mission to the Moon in 2020. The Lunar Library will last for up to billions of years on the Moon, continuing the Arch Foundation’s mission to preserve and disseminate humanity’s most important knowledge across time and space.

    The foundational components of the Lunar Library will include the Wikipedia, and the Long Now Foundation’s Rosetta Project, a digital library of human languages. Additional content and data for the Lunar Library, will be announced in the coming year.

    http://parabolicarc.com/2018/05/16/a...lunar-library/


    Off topic: This article is in reference to post #37 on page 3.
    (https://hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread...1#post20752541 )

    Virus fished from pond cures man’s deadly antibiotic-resistant infection
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    In 2012, a 76-year-old Connecticut doctor had surgery to repair a life-threatening bulge in his aortic arch—the hulking bend that hooks the massive artery around the heart, routing oxygenated blood both upward and downward. Surgeons successfully used a synthetic graft to shore up the vital conduit. But soon after, a tenacious film of drug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria formed on the graft.

    The doctor spent the next four years battling the infection, slipping in and out of the hospital. His surgeons and doctors at Yale deemed him too high risk for another operation and put him on mega-doses of antibiotics, prescribed indefinitely. The drugs couldn’t clear the infection, they merely knocked it back enough to keep it from killing him. But the chronic inflammation that ensued took its own toll. His team of doctors started to worry his immune system was chipping away at his aorta. With a bleak outlook, the man agreed in 2016 to an experimental treatment: a virus that researchers had fished out of a nearby pond.

    https://arstechnica.com/science/2018...ved-mans-life/
    Vacuum Technology:
    CRUD = Contamination Resulting in Undesirable Deposits.
    CRAPP = Contamination Resulting in Additional Partial Pressure.

    Change your vacuum pump oil now.

    Test. Testing, 1,2,3.

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