In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Researchers call for treaty to preserve space’s best known landmarks. Space Station crew takes a breather with lung tissue investigation.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… The second of four core stage rocket engines assigned to NASA’s first Space Launch System (SLS) test flight with astronauts undergoes qualification test. Japanese satellite charts possible moon cave habitat for future human explorers.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… U.S. and Australia sign long-term space cooperation agreement; the sun may electrify Martian moons; and the James Webb telescope budget stays on track.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… A Soyuz capsule suffered a small leak leading to partial depressurization during the return to Earth of three ISS crew members in April. A call from Vice President Mike Pence, chair of the newly re-established National Space Council, to return U.S. astronauts to the moon earlier this month gains traction among companies interested in developing capabilities for use on or near the moon.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OCTOBER 17, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. —Dr. Mary Lynne Dittmar, President and CEO of the Coalition for Deep Space Exploration (Coalition) is pleased to announce the appointment of a new 20-member Board of Advisors. The diverse group of highly qualified, professionals with backgrounds in space development, technology, operations, and science hails from industry, academia, government, not-for profit associations and media. Together they will work closely with Dittmar and the Coalition Board of Directors on the strategy, vision, and outreach of the organization.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) and Orion are in the midst of ground processing for Exploration Mission-1 (EM-1), a piloted test flight of the deep space mission hardware around the moon and back. Vice President Mike Pence’s call to return to the moon with astronauts has the nation’s space community assessing the opportunities.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… The benefits of human space exploration include dividends for Earth. NASA begins testing of propellant storage tanks at the Kennedy Space Center for the Space Launch System (SLS) family of rockets.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA moves close to establishing a new target launch date for the first test flight of the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket. Exploration Mission-1 (EM-1) will start an uncrewed Orion capsule on a journey around the moon and back to Earth.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Core stage rocket engines reach milestone in preparation for the first flight of NASA’s Space Launch System, Exploration Mission-1.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Last week’s meeting of the newly re-established White House National Space Council continues to gather attention over Vice President Mike Pence’s call for a U.S. led effort to return to the moon with human explorers.