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The agency sparked strong criticism from planetary scientists in recent days for canceling the most advanced publicly-financed plan for a robotic lander, dubbed Resource Prospector, meant to search for water and ice on the lunar surface.
Long before the former Republican Congressman from Oklahoma narrowly won confirmation, the Trump administration staked out its commitment to rely on entrepreneurs and commercial-space companies to spearhead USA efforts to return to the moon. "More landers. More science".
This decision was received with "disbelief and dismay" by the scientific community, especially since the space programme communicated by the US President Donald Trump demanded NASA to send Moon exploration missions. That update doesn't offer any detail about what sort of mission those instruments would be moved to or when it might reach the Moon. "The political environment, I'll just say, was not as conducive as it is now to going to the moon", said Anthony Colaprete, Resource Prospector project scientist, in a presentation at the LEAG annual meeting last October.
The cancellation is likely for budgetary reasons, rather than practical ones.
However, even before this announcement, NASA had telegraphed that it the mission was not a priority for its lunar exploration plans. After the publication of the article by The Verge, NASA issued a statement which said that "separate tools" Resource Prospector will be involved in other missions related to lunar exploration. We still want to see it move forward. "We just need to know exactly how much is there".
NASA said on April 27 that it was developing an exploration strategy, in line with Trump's directive, to meet its expanded lunar exploration goals. These instruments will fly to the moon as part of the space agency's effort to help build commercial lunar landers of increasing size and complexity, leading eventually to the first landing of humans on the moon's surface since 1972. Richards, though, noted his company has a modular approach that will allow it to carry heavier payloads to the surface in the future.
That would have created a "mismatch" between the science program's capabilities and what Resource Prospector was designed to do, Neal said.
"Leveraging commercial investment is more cost-effective" than NASA's historic approach to exploration, and is essential to bring about private-public partnership models demanded by the White House, according to Joel Sercel, a commercial-space advocate who runs a startup that works with NASA.
Bleacher Report's Matt Miller has Darnold as the No. 5 overall player on his big board, while Rosen checks in at No. 8. Darnold threw for 4,143 yards and 26 touchdowns last season. "I'm going to work as hard as I'm going to work".
There won't be an official primary ballot, as the political parties will pick their own candidates during nominating conventions. It released a redrawn congressional map, those new boundaries would not take effect until the general election in November.
A three-day festival that will run through Texas as it makes stops in Dallas, Austin, and Houston from May 4th to the 6th. Both artists have tweeted negative things about Cole in the past, but Pump took it to the next level by previewing a J.
Brent crude oil was last down 0.2% at $73.72 a barrel but up 10.2% for the year, increasing material costs for some companies. Should it climb above 3.041 percent, its peak in January 2014, it will likely move into territory last seen in summer 2011.
Manafort has been indicted by the special counsel, while Gates and Papadopoulos have both pleaded guilty to different charges. The dossier - a collection of memos - was written by an ex-British spy whose work was funded by Clinton and the DNC.
The Russian foreign minister hosts talks in Moscow with allies in Turkey and Iran to discuss the conflict in Syria. Lavrov also said on April 28 that recent US -led missiles strikes on Syria "seriously aggravated the situation".
The only times I let my hands go a little wild are when I know I have hurt my opponent and I just want to get him out. KELL BROOK is confident of "destroying" Amir Khan should the pair meet in the ring.
A lawyer for 83-year-old Walter Leroy Moody Jr. made the claim in seeking a stay from the Alabama Supreme Court on Thursday. Supreme Court has temporarily delayed the planned execution of an Alabama man convicted of a judge's mail-bomb slaying.
White Sox 6, Royals 3 • Matt Davidson hit two of Chicago's five home runs in the first six innings in a win at Kansas City. Bailey allowed four runs and seven hits in five innings. "I don't have any particular thoughts to it".
CC Sabathia trots out to the mound for his fourth start of the season and his second since coming off the DL for the Yankees. Before that, the Twins had won three of the previous four games between the teams, so give them a shot here.
European Shares Hold Steady Ahead Of ECB Meeting
The euro edged off eight-week lows on Thursday as traders readied for a European Central Bank meeting, when investors will be searching for any signals about when the bank will begin unwinding its stimulus.
Moon-Trump meeting possible before US-N. Korea summit
He said that "a lot of concessions have already been made " - while stressing it was not the United States that had given ground. Asked to explain what he means by denuclearization, Trump replied: "It means they get rid of their nukes - very simple".
Boston Celtics: Three Takeaways From Game 5 Vs
With Smart out, Terry Rozier has been starting with Kyrie Irving ruled out for the playoffs following his second knee surgery . The Celtics were up as many as 16 early in the third after Rozier hit a 3-pointer following his shoving contest with Bledsoe.
IOS 11.3.1 rolls out with iPhone display fix
In the meantime, make sure you update the app on your smartphone by going to the App Store or by tapping on the link below. All that ultimately pushed Apple to bring the new update that comes just in a month after the original iOS 11.3 release.
Actress to get bail hearing in sex slave case
Raniere (57) has run a network of self-help groups based in Albany, New York , called Nxivm over the past 20 years. Prosecutors say she helped recruit sex slaves for leader Keith Raniere and his group called NXIVM (NEX'-ee-um).
Google pauses Allo, presses play on Chat
While all of this makes Chat more of a new communication standard, there is the one inherent disadvantage associated with it. The timeline of Google's attempts to make a cohesive chat client is at best confusing, at worst hostile to its userbase.