Below is a summary of the current scientific news overviews.
Musk & # 39; s SpaceX, Bezos & # 39; Blue Origin Land Contracts to Build NASA & # 39; s Astronaut Moon Lander
NASA selected space companies Thursday, SpaceX, Blue Origin and Dynetics, to build moon landing systems that can bring astronauts to the moon by 2024, the White House’s accelerated deadline under the space agency’s moon-to-Mars campaign. The three companies, including tech billionaire Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, will share $ 967 million from NASA, although specific amounts received by each company were not immediately known.
SpaceX to take astronauts to the short-handed space station for a longer stay
Two NASA astronauts preparing to ride SpaceX & # 39; s new space taxi will now have a mission that will take more than a month instead of a week to help short-haul aboard the International Space Station, the US space agency said on Friday. The launch is scheduled for May 27 from Kennedy Space Center in Florida and will arrive on the ISS the next day. The mission, the first human to transport SpaceX, marks the company’s climatic test before NASA can certify its Crew Dragon capsule for regular operational flights.
Robots on hand to greet Japanese coronavirus patients in hotels
Coronavirus patients with mild symptoms who come to stay in various hotels in Tokyo are likely to get a lift from a pleasant surprise – a robot greeter in the lobby. Japan is now using hotels to accommodate patients who have tested positive coronavirus, but whose symptoms are too mild to be hospitalized, and several in the capital of Tokyo that open on Friday have robots to handle the burden for to relieve nurses.