In Today’s Deep Space Extra… The White House National Space Council convenes for the second time on today at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. The Space Council named a 29 member advisory panel Tuesday night. Astronauts could step to the surface of the moon in the late 2020’s, according to Robert Lightfoot, NASA’s acting administrator. Bigelow Aerospace unveiled plans Tuesday for an in depth look at the global commercial and government market for a commercial successor to the International Space Station.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA’s Kennedy Space Center prepares to host Vice President Mike Pence and the second session of the re-established National Space Council. Astrophysicists, astronomers ponder future of NASA’s planned Wide Field Infrared Space Telescope (WFIRST), proposed for cancellation by the White House.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… A U.S. led lunar orbiting habitat could become a deep space departure point for human explorers as well as a gateway for a return to the moon’s surface. Opposition grows to 2019 budget proposals to end NASA’s oversight of the International Space Station in 2025 and cancel the WFIRST space telescope. The re-established National Space Council meets for a second time Wednesday at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Live coverage of spacewalk. Assembly of a NASA led lunar orbiting habitat for astronauts could get underway by 2022. Finland’s Space Nation looks to share the space experience. Astronomers organize to prevent cancellation of NASA’s proposed WFIRST space telescope. Nonbinding U.N. sanctioned guidelines could lower space risks.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Lengthy Mars mission simulation set to get underway Thursday in Hawaii. NASA’s asteroid bound Osiris-Rex mission takes long distance image of the Earth and moon. NASA’s Kennedy Space Center prepares for a brisk 2018 launch pace.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA will return a piece of Mars aboard its next Red Planet rover mission. With some serious cost cutting and restructuring, NASA’s WFIRST space telescope might survive a proposed cancellation to carry out its dark energy mission.