In Today’s Deep Space Extra… The debate about most effective human deep space exploration strategy continues. Any course will require a heavy lift rocket investment. SpaceX opens a door to orbital space tourism with Space Adventures agreement. Michigan considers a spaceport. Human Space Exploration The pros and cons of a lunar pit stopThe Atlantic (2/18): […]
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… President Trump expands National Space Council membership. NASA’s planned CAPSTONE mission will pioneer the proposed cislunar orbit selected for the human tended, lunar orbiting Gateway. Northrop Grumman’s latest resupply mission reached the International Space Station (ISS) early Tuesday.
Extra will not be published on Monday, February 17 in observance of President’s Day. It will return on Tuesday, February 18 In Today’s Deep Space Extra… A delayed resupply mission is set to launch to the International Space Station (ISS) Friday afternoon. Observations of Arrokoth, a distant Kuiper Belt Object resembling a giant snowman, suggests some […]
In Today’s Deep Spa e Extra… Congress offers mixed reactions to NASA’s 2020 budget proposal. Record setting NASA astronaut Christine Koch reflects on her eleven month mission to the International Space Station (ISS), expresses joy upon returning to Earth.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Now that Congress has the FY 2021 President’s Budget Request (PBR) for NASA, intended to accelerate work on returning to the surface of the Moon with human explorers in 2024, the space agency and lawmakers must come to terms with the White House request that also proposes significant cuts to national science and other discretionary funding. NASA announces plans to hire more astronauts. SpaceX appears closer to a test launch of the Crew Dragon to the International Space Station (ISS) with astronauts.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… President Trump called Monday for a 12 percent increase in NASA’s budget for 2021 in order to achieve a return to the surface of the Moon with human explorers in 2024. The proposed top line, 25.2B, is the highest request since Apollo. The President’s Budget Request is a “blueprint” requiring Congressional approval in order to be carried out.