Saturday, February 17, 2024

A New Robotic Moon Lander Mission with NASA Science | This Week @NASA

A New Robotic Moon Lander Mission with NASA Science | This Week @NASA 

Week of Feb. 16, 2024: A commercial mission heads to the Moon with NASA science, our Artemis II crew conducts some preflight training, and a major milestone for a planetary science mission … a few of the stories to tell you about – This Week at NASA!

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket successfully deployed the Intuitive Machines Nova-C Moon lander to a lunar transfer orbit after launch from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, on February 15, 2024, at 06:05 UTC (01:05am EST). The Nova-C lunar lander is expected to soft-land near the South Pole of the Moon on February 23, 2024.

If all goes well, the  Intuitive Machines lander will become the first American spacecraft to set down softly on the Moon’s surface since the NASA Apollo 17 moon landing in 1972.

NASA’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) initiative allows NASA to send science investigations and technology demonstrations to the lunar surface. Under Artemis, NASA will study more of the Moon than ever before, and CLPS will demonstrate how NASA is working with commercial companies to achieve robotic lunar exploration.

Learn more about CLPS:

Video Credit: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Video Producer & Editor: Andre Valentine

Narrator: Emanuel Cooper

Duration: 2 minutes, 28 seconds

Release Date: Feb. 17, 2024

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