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.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA’s Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel expresses concern over Artemis leadership gap. Florida’s Space Coast launch facilities escape major damage from Hurricane Dorian. India’s Chandrayaan-2 mission lander goes silent prior to attempted Moon landing.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Integration of NASA’s Space Launch System continues as engine section is moved into place. India is poised Friday to join the small circle of nations that have soft landed spacecraft at the Moon. Meanwhile, efforts in the U.S., public and private, to enable a human return to the Moon and one day missions to Mars continue to unfold.