CMU’s tiny robot rover passes NASA design review ahead of 2021 trip to the Moon – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Carnegie Mellon University is one step closer to operating its robotic rover on the surface of the Moon: The school’s diminutive bot has passed a crucial NASA design review, performed by the agency in collaboration with Astrobotic, whose Peregrine lunar lander will be providing the ride for the robot down to the surface of…

SpaceX sets a date with history in May – TechCrunch

[ad_1] This week in space was pretty active, with some startup news – including timing for a historic first – as well as scientific discoveries and innovation in the time of lockdown. Who better than NASA to demonstrate how science can get done remotely, since the agency is used to conducting experiments from millions of…