NEWS & EVENTS
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… The International Space Station’s many contributions to innovation include 3-D printing and assessing the value of astronauts in orbit working with robots on planetary surfaces. The U.S. Postal Service commemorates Sally Ride, the first U.S. female astronaut, with a Forever stamp.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Too soon to set a date for reaching Mars with human explorers? Maybe. New NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine fills two top agency executive positions.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Congress listens to concerns over the International Space Station’s future. Orbital ATK’s ninth NASA contracted cargo mission heads to the ISS from Virginia’s Eastern shore. A Chinese communications satellite launch is to support a robotic lander/rover mission to moon’s far side.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… A 2019 NASA funding measure that supports future human deep space exploration earns U.S. House Appropriations Committee backing. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine predicts continued development of the technically challenging Wide Field Infrared Space Telescope. Orbital ATK’s ninth NASA contracted cargo mission to the International Space Station (ISS) is set to launch early Sunday.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… The White House and NASA are starting with small but quick steps toward returning human deep space exploration to the moon’s surface and beyond. China wraps up a long ground simulation of a human moon mission. A NASA Mars Insight mission CubeSat companion looks back at Earth, sends an image.