November 11th, 2019
November 8th, 2019
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… The Coalition for Deep Space Exploration joins the nation in recognizing our veterans – and their families. Thank you for your sacrifice and your service.
Boeing and Aerojet Rocketdyne reach a milestone in Space Launch System (SLS) core stage development. A human return to the surface of the Moon in 2024 is achievable if the goal can transcend politics, according to a noted scientist. NASA’s archived Apollo lunar samples are getting a new assessment with the latest technologies. “Hidden Figures” receive Congressional Gold Medals.
November 7th, 2019
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Boeing establishes the cause of a parachute failure during a successful launch pad abort test of the CST-100 Starliner in New Mexico earlier this week. Russia says NASA has discussed an interest in acquiring one or two more seats aboard Soyuz rockets for astronaut transportation to the International Space Station (ISS).
November 6th, 2019
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… A bipartisan authorization measure introduced in the U.S. Senate would extend NASA led operations of the International Space Station (ISS) until 2030, providing more time to transition over sight of low Earth activities to the private sector. The bill would also permit the agency to purchase additional seats aboard Russia’s Soyuz for transportation of NASA astronauts to and from the Station, while work to certify Boeing’s CST-100 and SpaceX’s Crew Dragon for the task continues. NASA unseals Apollo era Moon samples for analysis by a new generation of scientists with the latest instrumentation.
November 5th, 2019
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA’s commercial partners offer the agency alternatives for a lunar lander to carry out an accelerated return to the surface of the Moon with astronauts in 2024. Until NASA returns to the Moon, the International Space Station (ISS) will provide opportunities to mitigate the risks of deep space exploration, including astronaut health and performance as well as a lunar dust mitigation.
November 4th, 2019
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner conducted a test of its launch pad abort system in New Mexico on Monday. NASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft offers a glimpse of the space environment beyond the solar system.
November 1st, 2019
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner performed well during a televised launch pad abort test early Monday. Hours after a Northrop Grumman Cygnus resupply mission launched Saturday it reached the six person International Space Station (ISS).
October 31st, 2019
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… U.S. Senate budget numbers for 2020 would increase NASA’s budget by $1.25 billion over 2019. Northrop Grumman is readying a cargo mission launch to the International Space Station (ISS) from NASA’s Wallops Island Flight Facility in Virginia early Saturday.
October 30th, 2019
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA’s Commercial Crew Program outlines dates for upcoming crucial tests of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner and SpaceX’s Crew Dragon as they work to establish a new U.S. human launch capability in 2020. Like those of the Apollo era, NASA’s Artemis astronauts will gather samples of the Moon for return to Earth as they resume human lunar exploration in 2024.
October 29th, 2019
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA shares details of lunar surface missions. UAE plans to expand astronaut corps. James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) progress toward preparations for a March 2021 launch.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Global enthusiasm for a NASA led return to the Moon with human explorers appears on the rise, though the issue financial support remains unresolved. NASA’s Mars InSight lander is again forced to suspend its digging activities.