In Today’s Deep Space Extra… The re-established White House National Space Council’s first meeting has placed a new priority on re-establishing a human lunar presence.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… The widely reported first session of the Trump Administration’s re-established National Space Council underscored a White House commitment to U.S. space leadership through human deep space exploration, a vibrant commercial space industry and a more robust strategy to safeguard the nation’s military and national security satellites.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Coalition for Deep Space Exploration (Coalition) congratulates Vice President Pence and Executive Director Dr. Scott Pace on the first meeting of the reconstituted National Space Council in more than 25 years, which was held today at the National Air and Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… U.S. Vice President Mike Pence will chair the first session of the re-established National Space Council today. NASA is providing coverage of the National Space Council starting at 10 a.m. ET. Click here to view.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Space Station’s global partners are discussing the future of the six person orbiting laboratory, which is soon to mark its 17th year of continuous human occupation, and what might come next in the human exploration of space.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Experts from the private sector as well as NASA are offering proposals to advance the human exploration of Mars.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Orbital ATK’s solid rocket boosters will help to power the first stage of NASA’s new Space Launch System rocket. In the Middle East, the UAE plans to establish the prototype for the Martian settlement it plans a century from now.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… This year’s International Astronautical Conference, hosted by Australia, wrapped up Friday following a week of global proposals for future exploration of the moon and Mars. Lockheed Martin unveiled a reusable lander/ascent vehicle that could transport astronauts between an orbiting Mars Base Camp and the Martian surface.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… The U.S. and Russia find possible post International Space Station common ground in NASA’s proposed Deep Space Gateway (DSG). A human tended lunar orbiting space station, the DSG would help prepare for the future human exploration of Mars.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… The re-established White House National Space Council will meet for the first time October 5 to hear from experts in the fields of civil, commercial and national security space.