The Canadian Lunar Research Network (CLRN) is a new organization of Canadian scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs from all across Canada. CLRN's goal is to promote lunar research, foster collaboration among Canadian researchers and international partners, and extend our enthusiasm of lunar exploration to the general public.
[newscientist.com] NASA is sure to get an injection of cash to rescue its faltering human space exploration programme, says a well-connected space policy analyst [John Logsdon]
NASA Ames Research Center is providing technical data and engineering support to Odyssey Moon Ventures for the development of the M-1 Lunar Lander
NASA's Technology Innovation Magazine features articles on the partnership between NASA and Odyssey Moon Ventures for the development of a lunar lander. The unique private-public partnership is described in the focus on NASA Ames Center Director, Pete Worden (p.6) and in the article "The 21st Century Pony Express to the Moon" (p.21)
NASA's potential new role partnering with private industry is also covered in "Commercial Communications Achievable in NASA’s Lunar Science & Exploration Programs" (p.12).
Tucson, AZ – The first Moon flower will become a reality when private lunar expedition partners Odyssey Moon and Paragon Space Development Corporation deliver a biological greenhouse to the lunar surface.
Google Lunar X PRIZE contender Odyssey Moon Ltd. will announce its partnership with Paragon at a media conference held on March 27, 2011 at the Tucson-based firm, a manufacturer of key components for NASA’s Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle that will replace the Space Shuttle and take Astronauts to the Moon and eventually Mars. The lunar plant will be another space biology first for Paragon, having bred the first animals through complete life cycles in space, and grown the first aquatic plant in space.
Mountain View, California & Douglas, Isle of Man – Google Lunar X PRIZE contender Odyssey Moon Limited announced today that top industry leaders Near Earth LLC, WPP Group, Aon and Milbank have joined its corporate team. Odyssey Moon intends to become the first private company to supply payload delivery services to the Moon in support of science, exploration and commerce. This is the first time such major organizations have come together to support a commercial Moon venture.