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NASA selects Moon site for ice-hunting rover



NASA on Monday announced it would land an ice-seeking rover on a region of the Moon's South Pole called the Nobile Crater in 2023.

The space agency hopes the robot will confirm the presence of water ice just below the surface, which could one day be converted into rocket fuel for missions to Mars and deeper into the cosmos.

"Nobile Crater is an impact crater near the south pole that was born through a collision with another smaller celestial body," Lori Glaze, director of NASA's planetary science division told reporters.

It is one of the solar system's coldest regions, and has only so far been probed from afar using sensors such as those aboard NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite.

"The r

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‘Happy’ SpaceX tourist crew spend first day whizzing around Earth



SpaceX’s all-civilian Inspiration4 crew spent their first day in orbit conducting scientific research and talking to children at a paediatric cancer hospital, after blasting off on their pioneering mission from Cape Canaveral the night before.

St Jude tweeted its patients got to speak with the four American space tourists, “asking the questions we all want to know like ‘are there cows on the Moon?’”

Billionaire Jared Isaacman, who chartered the flight, is trying to raise US$200mil (RM834.9mil) for the research facility.

Inspiration4 is the first orbital spaceflight with only private citizens aboard.

Earlier, Elon Musk’s company tweeted that the four were “healthy” and “happy”, had completed their first round of scientific

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9-Year-Old “Guardian of the Galaxy” Applied for a NASA Job and Received an Out of This World Response

When 4th grader and self-proclaimed “Guardian of the Galaxy”, Jack, wrote to us about applying for a job, we replied https://t.co/932pj3Q50B pic.twitter.com/RhcGdnzGAw — NASA (@NASA) 4 August 2017 Saturday, 5 August 2017 :  Nine-year-old Jack Davis recently came across a job opening within the federal agency. While he was only …

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