In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Trump hails Mars as NASA’s next target. Australia Plans to join with NASA in the exploration of the Moon and beyond. Hope for restoring communications with India’s Chandrayaan-2 Moon lander fade.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Looming negotiations among members of the U.S. House and Senate over a budget continuing resolution to avoid a federal government shutdown with the October 1 start of the 2020 fiscal year could jeopardize efforts by NASA to accelerate a human return to the surface of the Moon in 2024. Deadlines in space are a part of the success formula, as JFK’s “We choose to go to the Moon….” speech reminds us. NASA’s many missions inspire, fuel STEM.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Lawmakers press NASA for Artemis Moon landing details. NASA’s first return to the Moon with astronauts, Artemis 3 is unlikely prior to late 2024.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA’s Gateway strategy is unfolding as planned. Russia plans to assess the hardware life of its International Space Station (ISS) elements. NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) are working toward a joint mission to return samples of Martian rock and soil to Earth for analysis.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA targeting second half of 2024 for human Moon landing. Huge, mysterious ‘bubbles’ discovered at the heart of the Milky Way. ISS receives call from Brad Pitt.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA’s Artemis strategy remains a topic for discussion, and the House Space, Science and Technology subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics will hold a hearing on SLS, Orion and Exploration Ground Systems on Wednesday. The fate of India’s Vikram moon lander could become clear this week. WFIRST will help uncover the universe’s fate. NASA wins two Emmy awards.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA’s science, economic and inspirational impact are far reaching. In Las Vegas, Bigelow Aerospace and NASA are evaluating an expandable space habitat. Another extra solar object, Comet Borisov, may have moved into the neighborhood.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA managers offer a positive outlook for the Artemis human return to the Moon initiative. Plans for the launch of China’s space station appear to slip.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Launch pad fire delays Japanese cargo mission launch to the International Space Station (ISS). India’s efforts to re-establish communications with the Chandrayaan-2 moon lander continue, as the opportunity for surface operations fades.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… The assembly of the first Space Launch System (SLS) core stage moves ahead. The fate of India’s efforts to soft land a spacecraft on the Moon, Chandrayaan-2 suggest once again that landing on the Moon will be a challenge for NASA and its commercial and international partners.