In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Record setting NASA astronaut Christina Koch, Europe’s Luca Parmitano and Russia’s Alexander Skvortsov return safely to Earth early Thursday from the International Space Station (ISS). Where next for human space explorers? The Moon to stay? Or the Moon and on to Mars?
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Record setting NASA astronaut Christina Koch plus European and Russian International Space Station (ISS) crew members are set to descent to Earth early Thursday. The discussion over what NASA should do at the Moon continues. NASA pursues robotic in space hardware assembly.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Cynus leaves the International Space Station for new mission in orbit. Solar Orbiter, a mission two decades in the making, will launch from Cape Canaveral as soon as February 9. Washington Post editorial board comments on shifting destinations and presidential direction and its negative impact on NASA.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA’s annual Day of Remembrance offered tribute Thursday to those who have sacrificed their lives for the exploration of space as well as their friends and family. Spitzer Space Telescope ends mission of astronomical discovery.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… A new NASA authorization measure that would ease the date for a NASA managed human return to the surface of the Moon cleared its first markup at the subcommittee level on Wednesday and now heads to the House Science, Space and Technology Committee. The U.S. General Accountability Office expresses new concerns about the certification of NASA Commercial Crew Program launch services and the impact delays will have on research aboard the International Space Station (ISS).
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… The U.S. House Space Subcommittee’s proposed 2020 NASA authorization measure, HR 5666, continues to spur discussion as it nears a Wednesday markup. Government auditors cautioned Tuesday that the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) could be delayed beyond March 2021. All eyes on the skies over Pittsburgh Wednesday night as two satellites pass close to one another.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… The U.S. House Space Subcommittee’s proposed 2020 NASA Authorization bill stirs new debate over the future of human space exploration. NASA selects Houston based Axiom for the addition of a commercial module to the U.S. segment of the International Space Station (ISS).
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… In Washington, the policy making House Science, Space and Technology Committee initiates a new debate over a Moon vs. Mars human exploration focus. Outside the International Space Station (ISS), spacewalking astronauts complete repairs to a cosmic ray observatory. U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross calls for international agreements on potentially disruptive commercial space activities.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… The towering core stage for the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket assigned to NASA’s Artemis one test flight is now upright at the Stennis Space Center in southern Mississippi. Space Situational Awareness continues to draw interest along with strategies for eliminating orbital debris. Remembering 2001: A Space Odyssey, a film classic.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA’s human spaceflight initiative face a challenging 2020. Osiris-Rex takes its closest look yet at its sample collection site on the asteroid Bennu.