In Today’s Deep Space Extra… The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) is a key element for NASA, international partners and commercial industry at the Moon. A Russian spacewalk planned for Tuesday will look for signs of external damage to the International Space Station’s (ISS) Russian segment. NASA’s Voyager 2 has left the solar system, and the agency’s Osiris Rex spacecraft has detected water rich minerals at its sample return target, the asteroid Bennu.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… A NASA cargo mission reached the six person International Space Station (ISS) early Saturday. After a suspenseful October 11 Soyuz launch abort with cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin, NASA astronaut Nick Hague says he’s ready for a second Soyuz launch opportunity to the Space Station planned for February 28. China aims for a spacecraft landing on the Moon’s far side, a first.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… China’s readied the launch Friday of the first lander/rover planetary science mission to the Moon’s far side. The U.S. House and Senate offered the White House an alternative shut down for a range of federal agencies without 2019 budgets, including NASA and NOAA. The President must sign by Friday at midnight.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… The death of former president George H.W. Bush was mourned Wednesday. Boston experts research human deep space medical care. A commercial SpaceX resupply mission heads for the International Space Station (ISS).
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Former President George H.W. Bush is remembered for his passion for human space exploration. China prepares to launch the first spacecraft lander mission to the Moon’s far side. Russian space veteran questions his nation’s space commitment.
The Coalition for Deep Space Exploration joins the nation in mourning the death of George Herbert Walker Bush, the 41st President of the United States, and in celebrating his legacy.