Mission Update 3

Mission Update 3

Space is having a moment! In just the past week, we’ve witnessed historic Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin flights taking people weightless at the edge of space, and celebrated the 52nd anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing on June 20, 1969. 

LifeShip is following in the footsteps of these giants, with news to share about our upcoming missions, including:

  • Announcing the lunar landing locations for our first two missions
  • Learning more about the Astrobotic Peregrine lander
  • Offering a chance to win a trip to space via our non-profit partner Space for Humanity

Read on!

Home, Home on the Moon

The lunar landing locations for our first two missions have been set! Looking up at the Moon, we can see some of the geologic features on the surface, like Mare Tranquillitatis—a large, relatively smooth plain of basalt volcanic rock—where Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed in 1969. 

Our first mission on Astrobotic’s Peregrine lander will be touching down in the Lactus Mortis. And our second mission on Firefly Aerospace’s Blue Ghost lander will be in the Mare Crisium. These fields of basaltic lava flow with research riches! LifeShip’s homes on the Moon will be hubs of space exploration and science for years into the future.

Lacus Mortis

First mission landing site in Lacus Mortis 

Second mission landing site in Mare Crisium
Image of Moon taken by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) 
Credit: NASA Gallery [modified to add lunar site locations]

Get to Know a Lunar Lander

Astrobotic’s Peregrine lander is essential to future space exploration and science. LifeShip cosmic explorers’ DNA on our first mission will be in good company with NASA payloads, including instruments to investigate whether there’s evidence of water on the Moon. 

Learn more in this brief interview with Peregrine Lunar Lander Payload Manager Jocelyn Mackay! 

If this sparked your scientific curiosity, you can dive deeper into the lander technology and “hot-fire” tests of the next generation Moon thrusters that NASA is helping develop for the Peregrine lander. Check it out here.

Win a Trip for Twoto Space!

Make like Richard Branson and fly to the edge of space. This is a big step toward space becoming more accessible for everyone. We congratulate our friends at Virgin Galactic on the thrilling flight, and are beyond excited to see more people traveling to the stars... 

Want to be one of them? Virgin Galactic and LifeShip’s partners at visionary non-profit, Space for Humanity, are giving away two tickets to space to a lucky winner! 

Image credit: Omaze/Virgin Galactic

Proceeds benefit Space for Humanity and their visionary mission to expand access to space for all of humanity. Get your raffle tickets today! 

This adventure is only just beginning. The timing is right for our mission to expand Earth’s genetic code to space and connect humanity to the wonder of the cosmos. We belong with the stars!


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