In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA’s annual Day of Remembrance set for February 7. Despite a rough start, 2019 should be favorable for the U.S. civil space industry. Russia, Japan unveil future human exploration strategies.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine speaks with workers to acknowledge government shutdown challenges. Europe looks to expand the role of a proposed orbital debris removal spacecraft.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Might human space exploration benefit from regular 10-year priority assessments by the National Academies of Sciences? NASA workers return to their jobs following a record partial shutdown.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… This week marks the anniversary of three NASA tragedies, the January 27, 1967 Apollo 1 fire that claimed three lives, the January 28, 1986 shuttle Challenger loss in which seven fliers perished and the February 1, 2003 loss of the shuttle Columbia with the loss of seven crew members. A record partial U.S. government shutdown that furloughed an estimated 800,000 workers or called upon them to work without pay at federal agencies, including NASA and NOAA has ended. But concerns remain Washington may not settle differences over immigration policies by a February 15 deadline.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… A U.S. Senate bid Thursday to end a record partial U.S. government shutdown failed. Russian space agency chief Dmitry Rogozin receives a scolding over agency performance issues. Blue Origin will break ground Friday in Huntsville, Alabama, on a new BE-4 rocket engine production facility.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… U.S. lawmakers continue to resolve a record partial government shutdown whose toll is increasing. Blue Origin logs a 10th successful flight of its reusable suborbital New Shepard launch vehicle. U.S. and Japanese asteroid sample return missions continue their reconnaissance of Bennu and Ryugu.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA, Boeing change Commercial Crew Program test flight participant to address medical concern. More Congressional action is planned this week to address growing partial U.S. government shutdown. Russian space agency chief Dmitry Rogozin urges space partners to fend off external political pressure. New book reports Trump wanted NASA to get to Mars in his first term.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Congress and the White House will try again this week to end an impasse over a budget agreement that has led to a partial government shutdown, including NASA and NOAA, and affected the paychecks of 800,000 workers. The U.S. astronomy and astrophysics community is ready to rank its science priorities for at least the next 10 years.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Though slowed by a record partial U.S. government shutdown, NASA workers are moving ahead with efforts to support Commercial Crew Program test flights this year and prepare the Space Launch System (SLS) for its inaugural test flight.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, of Texas, plans to re-introduce legislation that would extend NASA’s oversight of the International Space Station (ISS) from 2024 to 2030. The new chair of the U.S. House Science, Space and Technology Committee, Eddie Bernice Johnson, plans a deeper assessment of future NASA objectives.