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Max Q: Acronyms rule everything around me


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NASA sees a future for nuclear energy on the moon
Epsilon3 closes funding for space industry OS
News from AWS, SpaceX and more

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In a rather cool bit of news, NASA said that it’s contracting three suppliers for nuclear fission energy system concept designs for use on the lunar surface. Lockheed Martin, Westinghouse and IX (a joint venture from Intuitive Machine and X-Energy) were the three winning bidders. Each will work with partners to develop “initial concepts,” and will receive around $5 million for that work, which is expected to take around 12 months.
NASA is aptly partnering with the Depart …

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